Susan Johnson

Director of Development, Leadership Circle & Community


Susan Johnson is from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and moved to Palo Alto in 2018, after living in Toronto, New York, London, and Hong Kong. Her previous volunteer experience includes many years as a classroom parent, and on the boards of PTAs across many school systems. She and her husband, Neil Kell, have 3 daughters: the youngest is at Greene Middle School, the middle child is a junior at Deerfield Academy, and the eldest is a sophomore at Tulane University.

Professionally, Susan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Laws from Queens University. She is admitted to both the Law Society of Upper Canada and the New York State Bar. For close to two decades, she was a trial attorney in both Ontario and New York, and specialized in medical and legal malpractice.