Susan Wilner Golden
Health Care Consultant
San Francisco, CA
Susan Golden’s career has spanned both the private and public sectors in venture capital and public health over a 35-year period. She currently serves on the Board of Dean’s Advisors for the Harvard School of Public Health, and is a Managing Partner at Golden Valley Partners, a family investment firm. Susan was a partner at Schroder Ventures, a venture capital firm that specialized in health care investments. She has served as a partner in the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund.
Previously, Susan worked at Genentech, and was an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Boston University Medical School. She is the author of peer-reviewed publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Education Quarterly, and Health Affairs. As a public health researcher, Susan focused on the quality of health care, and designed health promotion and disease prevention programs. She has now developed a strong interest in the care of the elderly, and the myriad of issues raised at end of life. She has also recently discovered the power of design thinking as a unique approach to problem solving, and how it might be applied to important and complicated health care issues.
Susan received her doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health; did her post-doctoral fellowship at UCSF in Health Policy; and attended Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development. Susan is married to David Golden. They live in San Francisco and have two delightful daughters.