Susan Braun is a businesswoman, a strategist, a health educator, and a passionate advocate for people with cancer. She has spent more than 20 years working side-by-side with amazing people, driving toward ways to diminish suffering caused by cancer and other health conditions – at the individual and the global level.
Ms. Braun is currently the CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research. In the past she has served as the Executive Director of Commonweal; the Executive Director of The ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Cancer Foundation; the President and CEO of the CURE Media Group, publisher of CURE Magazine; the President and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; in various positions within the Oncology/Immunology Division at Bristol-Myers Squibb; and as an executive with the health care consulting firm Pracon Incorporated and the Center for Economic Studies in Medicine.
Among her appointments and responsibilities, Ms. Braun has served on boards and/or committees for several organizations, including: National Cancer Institute, American Society for Breast Disease (ASBD), World Society of Breast Health, California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Barbara Smith Fund, Americorps NCCC, National Dialog on Cancer, Intercultural Cancer Council, the ASCEND Foundation and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. Ms. Braun received a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from George Mason University and a master’s degree in health science education from the University of Maryland. She also completed an academic graduate program (master’s equivalent) in international business and marketing at the University of Muenster in Muenster, Germany.