For nearly a decade, Susan Chaityn Lebovits led Boston Cancer Support (BCS), which provided patient resources and educational conferences for healthcare professionals. In January 2022 Boston Cancer Support merged with The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF), which now runs all of the BCS programming including Treatment Transport, which provides free patient transportation to more than 21 hospitals across the state of MA. Susan continues to be a patient advocate devoted to understanding the complex needs of individuals and families affected by cancer. Currently Susan is the volunteer director of The Randi Friedman Wellness Program (through JAF), which provides free wellness programs such as meditation and yoga, to patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Prior to founding Boston Cancer Support, Susan was a science writer at Brandies University, the Communications Specialist at Boston University’s Office of Sustainability, and a correspondent for The Boston Globe. When Susan isn’t writing, she enjoys hiking with her husband and daughters, creating art, reading, and playing the harmonica with her granddaughter.
- Member, Northeast Metro West Palliative Care Workgroup
- Member, Cape & Islands Community Health Network, CHNA 27
- Member, Massachusetts Cancer Research Roundtable
- Member, The Center for Cancer Equity and Engagement Dana -Farber / Harvard Cancer Center
- Member, Working Group, Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Prevention & Control Network