MPP, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2007; BA, Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University, 2002
Suzanne Patt Benvenisti /
Suzanne (Suzie) Patt Benvenisti is Director General of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel. In this position, Suzie holds responsibility for the Center’s operations, finances and strategy, including expanding the impact of the Center’s research on policy makers and the general public. Suzie’s previous work experience includes serving as Director of Public Policy at Aetna, a US-based Fortune 100 health insurance company, where she advised senior management on issues relating to health care reform. She has also worked for several non-profit organizations in the areas of programming and resource development and has provided management, strategy and operations consulting to a range of clients in the US, Israel, and Rwanda, including MIT’s Middle East Education through Technology (MEET), the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda, Maine’s Community Partnership for Protecting Children, and the Judge Baker Children’s Center at Harvard Medical School. In 2010, along with her husband, Suzie volunteered with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s Jewish Service Corps at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda, where she developed business plans for revenue generation, taught piano and singing, and mentored teenage orphans of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Suzie holds a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College, Columbia University with a B.A. in political science. Suzie lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two children.