Contact Information:

Susan A. Koshy, JD, MPH
Executive Director, PAACS

PO Box 1118
Bristol, TN 37621

Susan A. Koshy – Executive Director

PAACS is glad to announce that as of January 5, 2015, we have a new Executive Director.  Susan Koshy is a devout follower of Jesus Christ and has over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector working with physicians and surgeons. She directed and managed two national specialty orthopaedic associations, the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, helping re-organize and strengthen these societies.  She also developed the state organizational and legislative programs for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Dermatology.  Susan is a strategic and innovative leader with significant experience in the areas of organizational management and development, program development, health policy and advocacy.  She also has extensive experience working with Boards of Directors and volunteer leaders to strengthen the infra-structure of their organizations.  Susan has a law degree from the University of Iowa and a Masters in Public Health with an emphasis in health policy and management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She is currently going through the Kellogg Executive Scholars program for non-profit management at Northwestern University.

Susan has a passion for God’s people and has long desired to use her skills and talents to advance the mission of Christ.  She feels this opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of PAACS is a calling to care for His people in Africa.  Susan believes that PAACS serves a vital function in God’s Kingdom by providing crucially needed surgical care while bringing the gospel and love of Christ to God’s children. Her vision is that the PAACS ministry of providing quality training to surgeons in Africa would grow to deliver care to all of the 56 million Africans in need of surgery.