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American Cancer Society Welcomes Five New Members and Newly-Elected Officers to Board of Directors

Atlanta, GA (January 4, 2016) – The American Cancer Society announced the election of five new members including F. Daniel Armstrong, PhD, of Miami, Florida; Leeann Chau Dang, of San Francisco, California; Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Brian A. Marlow, CFA, of Tacoma, Washington; and Gregory L. Pemberton, Esq., of Indianapolis, Indiana to the 2016 American Cancer Society Board of Directors. In addition, the new key officer leadership positions were announced which include, Scarlott K. Mueller, MPH, RN, as new Chair of the Board, Gainesville, Florida; Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS, Vice Chair, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Kevin J. Cullen, MD, Board Scientific Officer, Baltimore, Maryland; Jeffrey L. Kean, Secretary/Treasurer, Pasadena, California; and Robert E. Youle, Immediate Past Chair, Denver, Colorado.

The American Cancer Society Board of Directors consists of 21 members, which includes five officers and 16 directors. Directors are elected for a two-year term, and officers hold their position for a one-year term. The Board is responsible for setting policy, establishing long-term goals, monitoring general operations, and approving the organizational outcomes and allocation of resources.

“We are honored to welcome these five new distinguished members to the Board of Directors,” said Scarlott K. Mueller, MPH, RN, 2016 Chair of the Board. “The Board of Directors is comprised of talent, strength and the commitment to continue to provide strong leadership to help impact of our collective efforts to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.”

F. Daniel Armstrong, PhD: Armstrong is a Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with multiple leadership roles related to child health at the University of Miami and the Holtz Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital Center at the UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Armstrong represents the American Cancer Society on the Florida Biomedical Research Advisory Council (BRAC), where he has served as Chair since 2013. He is also actively involved in state and local issues and organizations related to developmental disability and chronic illness. Armstrong is an American Cancer Society Florida Division Board Member past-President and Chair and was awarded the St. George National Award in 2015.

Chau Dang, MS: Dang is an Associate Principal at Accenture Technology Labs in the Digital Experience Research and Development group. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Gates Millennium Scholars Alumni Association National Volunteer Initiative, where she leads the partnership with American Cancer Society. She is responsible for the strategy and implementation of that effort. 

Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP: Guerra is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, and Associate Chief of Staff and Associate Director of the Abramson Cancer Center.  Guerra is a primary care physician trained in epidemiology and a cancer control researcher. Guerra has been actively involved with the American Cancer Society for more than a decade and is current President of the Board for the East Central Division of the American Cancer Society and recently chaired Pennsylvania’s inaugural 80x 2018 colorectal cancer screening leadership summit.

Brian A. Marlow, CFA: Marlow is the President of KeyBank’s South Puget Sound Market in Washington State, and oversees its Commercial and Private Banking operations. He is an active member of his community and is a leadership volunteer with the American Cancer Society.  Marlow is a Director on the Great West Division Board.  He has also served on a number of national committees for American Cancer Society, most notably as Co-Chair of Relay For Life, Chair of the Investment Committee, and Member of the Finance Committee. 

Gregory L. Pemberton, Esq.: Pemberton recently retired as an attorney who primarily concentrated in corporate representation of all types of health care providers and tax-exempt organizations. Pemberton’s current service as a member of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates allows him to advocate health care policy to the group that establishes national priorities for the association. He is actively involved with the American Cancer Society and is a member of multiple committees including, member of the Board for the Lakeshore Division of the American Cancer Society, a member of the Governance Committee, and member of the Nationwide Leadership Summit Advisory Group. He was awarded an American Cancer Society St. George National Award.

Scarlott K. Mueller, MPH, RN: Mueller recently retired as the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at the North Florida Regional Medical Center. She has been an American Cancer Society volunteer for 35 years. She has served on the Florida Division Board for 19 years and was the President/Chair from 2004 until 2005. She was awarded an American Cancer Society St. George National Award in 2010 and the Florida Division Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Mueller has served for five years on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors.

Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS: Baskies is a Medical Director at Virtua Health Systems in Southern New Jersey, where he specializes in surgical oncology and general surgery as a breast surgeon and surgical oncologist.  He is a Past President of the Eastern Division Board and was awarded an American Cancer Society St. George National Award in 2009. A former American Cancer Society grant recipient and Society volunteer for more than 35 years; Baskies has served on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors since 2010.

Kevin J. Cullen, MD: Cullen is the Director at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Cullen actively supports the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program at the local and Division levels. In 2011, he was appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board and in 2012 was elected to the Board of the Association of American Cancer Institutes. Cullen has served on the South Atlantic Division Board and has been a member of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors since 2009.

Jeffrey L. Kean: Kean is a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and leads the Digital Channel Engagement Strategy and Planning team. He served on the American Cancer Society California Division Board from 2004 to 2012 and served as Chair of that Board from 2006 until 2007. As a Society volunteer for nearly two decades, Kean has served on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors for five years.

Robert E. Youle: Youle is an attorney in the Denver office of Sherman & Howard, LLC, specializing in complex commercial litigation. He has served on the Great West Division Board and was awarded an American Cancer Society St. George National Award in 1998. Youle has volunteered with the American Cancer Society for nearly 30 years and has served on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors for the past eight years.

“As we move forward, we would like to thank our outgoing 2015 Board members Dr. Allen H. Henderson, Dr. Enrique Hernandez, Pamela K. Meyerhoffer, Dr. Clement S. Rose, and Dr. Donald K. Warne,” said Robert E. Youle, 2015 chair of the Board. “Their Board terms concluded in December, and we are so grateful for their tremendous work, leadership and support to the Society. We look forward to their continued engagement as we continue to save lives and create a world with less cancer.”

The 2016 American Cancer Society Members of the Board of Directors:


Scarlott K. Mueller, MPH, RN — Chair

Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS — Vice Chair

Kevin J. Cullen, MD — Board Scientific Officer

Jeffrey L. Kean — Secretary/Treasurer

Robert E. Youle — Immediate Past Chair


John Alfonso, CPA

F. Daniel Armstrong, PhD

Leeann Chau Dang

Patricia J. Crome, RN, MN, NE-BC, FACMPE

Lewis E. Foxhall, MD

Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP

John W. Hamilton, DDS

Eugene D. Heflin

Daniel P. Heist, CPA

Susan D. Henry, LCSW

Carol Jackson

Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq.

Brian A. Marlow, CFA

Gregory L. Pemberton, Esq.

Carolyn F. Rhee, FACHE

Gil West

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 22 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress; 14.5 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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