Ascension is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan M. Huber to Senior Vice President, Global Mission, Governance and Sponsor Relations. With this promotion, Huber takes on expanded responsibilities leading Ascension Global Mission and guiding Ascension’s international mission outreach efforts to improve the health and living status of underserved global populations. She had been Vice President, Governance and Sponsor Relations, and will continue her responsibilities working with members of the Ascension Sponsor and Ascension Board of Directors.

Huber also will serve on the Board of Directors of Global Health Partnership Initiative (GHPI), a non-profit corporation that collaborates with in-country leaders and like-minded organizations to create and sustain lasting health infrastructure in order to achieve measurable, sustainable health improvement for the world’s most neglected persons. GHPI was co-founded by Ascension Global Mission, along with the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, Province of St. Louise; the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet; the Congregation of St. Joseph; and the Alexian Brothers.

Huber joined the Daughters of Charity National Health System, one of the founding organizations of Ascension, in 1997 as a member of Decision and Strategy Support. Earlier she was Director, Strategic Planning, at Health Midwest, Kansas City, Mo., and Senior Consultant at both KPMG Peat Marwick in Kansas City and Price Waterhouse in St. Louis.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill., and Master of Business Administration degree from University of Missouri, Kansas City. She serves on the Governance Committee of the Catholic Health Association and is a member of the Advisory Board of Center for World Health & Medicine. She served previously as a Board member and Committee Chair of the Alumni Association at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a Board member of the People’s Community Development Corporation.