Susan Aisen is the former director of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. She has served the children of the world in seven foreign countries and in the United States. As former director of The Institute, Aisen has been responsible for both The Evan Thomas Institute (of which she was the second director, having succeeded Janet Doman in that post) and the Institute that is responsible for creating high levels of intelligence in the hundreds of brain-injured children seen by The Institutes. She is an international lecturer on the subject of intelligence in children, on which she is an authority. Awards for her work with children include the Gold Medal of Honor (Brazil), the Star of Hope (England), and the Sakura koro sho Medal (Japan).