Meet the Team

Susan Whitehead smiling in black and white in a white high collared shirt with a large beaded necklace.

Vice Chair, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT

Susan Whitehead

Susan Whitehead is Vice Chair and life board member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at MIT. In addition to being a lifetime trustee of MIT, she currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Berklee College of Music, and on the boards of the Museum of Science in Boston and Horizons for Homeless Children. She is also the former Chair of Horizons for Homeless Children, the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Bayview Correctional Facility in NYC, and Whitehead Institute. Previously a trial attorney in Boston, Whitehead also has experience as an assistant district attorney in New York City and directed a clinical program at Brooklyn Law School. She has had a lifelong passion for the visual arts, particularly photography.