Susan Bratton’s Meals to Heal is a patient- and caregiver-focused cancer nutrition service providing a comprehensive range of services including home delivery of fresh, customized meals, curated evidence-based cancer nutrition information and telephonic nutritional counseling. Susan started Meals to Heal after losing a close friend to a brain tumor and, through her friend’s illness, learning of the unmet, yet essential, nutritional needs of cancer patients. She started Meals to Heal in 2011 after a 20-year career on Wall Street working in health care finance.
Since that time, Susan has become an outspoken and tireless advocate for cancer patients receiving proper nutrition and nutrition support during treatment and for the healthcare system to make proper nutrition an integral part of cancer care delivery in the United States. In developing Meals to Heal, Susan spent one year conducting research and interviews with oncologists, nurses, registered dietitians, cancer patients and cancer caregivers to ensure that every patient receives the customized, wholesome and appetizing meals and nutrition support services they need.
In addition to her role as CEO of Meals to Heal, Susan speaks nationally about the importance of ensuring proper nutrition in the cancer patient. Her work in oncology extends beyond Meals to Heal and speaking on the role of nutrition to her volunteer work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in pediatrics and as a runner for Fred’s Team to raise money for research at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Susan earned a B.A. from Duke University and M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business.