Meet our Executives and Experts
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Chief Executive Officer
Gary M. Reedy was selected by the Society's Board of Directors as its next chief executive officer on April 2, 2015. Reedy replaces John Seffrin, Ph.D., who served as CEO of the Society since 1992 and previously announced his retirement in January 2014.
Chair, Board of Directors
Mr. Youle is an attorney and partner at Sherman & Howard, LLC, with over 35 years of experience representing large companies in complex commercial litigation.
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.
Chief Medical Officer
Focuses on cancer prevention, early detection, quality of treatment, enhancing research and upgrading the Society’s advocacy capacity.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer
Directs Cancer Control Science department. Expertise in the emerging science and trends in cancer.
Chief Information Officer
Responsible for the people, strategy and operations of the global information technology of the Society.
National VP, Intramural Research
Focuses on cancer treatment and outcomes, cancer surveillance and environmental cancers.
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.
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.
Interim Lead, Cancer Control Science
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.
Director, Medical Content
Focuses on accuracy and balance of cancer information developed and distributed by the Society.
Dir., Prostate and Colorectal Cancers
Focuses on strategies to improve prevention and early detection of cancer in underserved populations.
Managing Dir., Behavioral Research Center
Focuses on reducing cancer disparities, improving cancer outcomes and quality of life among cancer patients, survivors, caregivers.
Vice President, Surveillance & Health Services Research Program
Focuses on cancer disparities, with emphasis on minority groups and people of lower socioeconomic positions.
Director, Breast and Gynecologic Cancer
Reviews & updates breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines and HPV vaccination information.