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Catherine Mickle is the chief administrative officer for the American Cancer Society, Inc., overseeing talent strategy, data and technology, volunteer engagement, enterprise governance, mission delivery operations including the National Cancer Information Center, supply chain, and real estate and facilities, including Hope Lodge® communities. 

Catherine served as chief financial officer for both the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network SM (ACS CAN), a 501(c)4 organization and sister organization of the American Cancer Society from 2004 to 2018.

Prior to joining the American Cancer Society in 2003, Catherine served as finance director and treasurer for the Turner Foundation, Inc., a private family foundation created by philanthropist Ted Turner that provides grants to environmental and population-control organizations. During that time, she was also the finance director and treasurer for the Captain Planet Foundation, a public charity that provides environmental education to children around the world.

Catherine began her career in public accounting in the audit practice of Coopers & Lybrand LLP, primarily serving clients in the health care and nonprofit industries such as large health systems, specialty hospitals, hospice, dental health maintenance organizations, life insurance companies, and physician practices.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in administration, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Catherine is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Not-For-Profit Resource Group. She has taught nonprofit financial management at Georgia State University and currently serves as board treasurer for both Giving Kitchen and Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse.


Most Recent Releases
Oct 17, 2019

A new American Cancer Society study links health insurance literacy with medical financial hardship as well as non-medical financial sacrifices among adult cancer survivors in the United States....

Oct 16, 2019

The Cancer Atlas, 3rd edition, a comprehensive global overview of cancer around the globe, concludes that progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible, but achievable. The report was...

Oct 10, 2019

The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) have selected two new promising projects to fund under a second partnership between ACS & MRA. The first grants funded...

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