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Meet our Executives and Experts

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Chief Executive Officer

Gary M. Reedy has served as CEO of the American Cancer Society since April 2015. Prior to his appointment, he served as a volunteer leader of the organization.

Chair, Board of Directors

Director, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Chief Medical Officer

Focuses on cancer prevention, early detection, quality of treatment, enhancing research and upgrading the Society’s advocacy capacity.

Chief Cancer Control Officer

Dr. Richard Wender oversees the national and global cancer control programs of the American Cancer Society, including cancer screening, tobacco control, access to care, and quality of life.

Chief Financial Officer

Chief financial officer for the American Cancer Society and for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Expertise in the emerging science and trends in cancer.

Vice President, Surveillance & Health Services Research Program

Focuses on cancer disparities, with emphasis on minority groups and people of lower socioeconomic positions.

Vice President, Epidemiology Research Program

Provides strategic oversight and planning for all epidemiology research activities, program development, and communications.

Senior Vice President for Prevention and Early Detection

Rosemarie "Rosie" Henson MSSW, MPH is a member of the Society's Cancer Control team headed by Richard Wender, M.D. chief cancer control officer.

Strategic Dir., Cancer Prevention Study-3

Focuses on the role physical activity plays in cancer prevention and the role obesity plays as a risk factor for cancer.

Vice President for Tobacco Control

Cliff Douglas, an internationally recognized expert in tobacco control policy and law, is vice president for Tobacco Control and director of the American Cancer Society Tobacco Control Center.

Strategic Director, Surveillance Information Services

Lead author Cancer Statistics/Cancer Facts & Figures, oversees production of educational publications, and conducts descriptive studies with a focus on disparities in cancer occurrence.

Managing Director, Nutrition and Physical Activity

Focuses on the importance of diet and exercise in chronic disease prevention and management.

Strategic Dir., Nutritional Epidemiology

Focuses on the role dietary factors and energy imbalance play in cancer risk.

Strategic Director, Pathology Research

Focuses on accuracy and balance of cancer information developed and distributed by the Society.

Vice President, Cancer Control Interventions, Prevention and Early Detection

Focuses on strategies to improve prevention and early detection of cancer in underserved populations.

Senior Director, HPV Related & Women's Cancers

Reviews & updates breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines and HPV vaccination information.


Most Recent Releases
Sep 4, 2018

September 4, 2018—The American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) have selected the first project to be funded under a recently launched partnership to...

Aug 29, 2018

August 29, 2018--The American Cancer Society has hired Bob Crutchfield as the managing director of BrightEdge Ventures. The American Cancer Society (ACS), the largest private, not-for-profit...

Aug 27, 2018

ATLANTA – August 27, 2018 – Professor Barbara Ann Given, Ph.D., MSN, BSN has been honored with the 2019 American Cancer Society Trish Greene Quality of Life Award, a national honor presented...

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