Susan Ash-Lee, MSW, LCSW
Vice President, Program
As Vice President, Clinical Services Susan is responsible for all clinical program services, including in-person, telephonic, and digital support, all critical components of the $50 million in free services CSC provides patients and their loved ones each year.
Prior to joining CSC, Susan was the Director of Clinical Social Work for Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers, Colorado’s largest provider of cancer care. She has spent her career in oncology and palliative care working in for-profit community cancer centers as well as in academic hospitals and hospice settings. Her articles have appeared in publications such as the JOP and the Journal of Psychosocial Oncology.
She has focused her career on building robust supportive care oncology programs which include, psychosocial research, integrated psychosocial support, advanced illness coordination and post-treatment survivorship. She is particularly interested in how resiliency models and positive psychology interventions can increase well-being, enhance life satisfaction, and personal growth and change. She was the 2010 recipient of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society’s “Outstanding Clinical Care Award.”
Susan currently serves as faculty for the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care’s Leadership Institute, psychosocial staff for Casting for Recovery, and is a member of the client services advisory council for Project Angel Heart.
A native Coloradoan, Susan earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelors Degree in English from Westmont College. She holds a Clinical Social Work license in both Colorado and California.
Susan lives in Colorado with her husband, daughter and their standard poodle.