There are more than 400 members of the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer program who represent a powerful network that includes the most prominent names in business today. The companies led by these chief executives employ and impact more than 6.5 million workers across the United States. Members bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to find, prevent, treat, and cure this disease, which costs U.S. employers $225.8 billion each year.
New England Chapter
New Jersey Chapter
New York Chapter
North Carolina Chapter
Texas Chapter - Gulf Coast
Texas Chapter - North Texas
If you're interested in helping develop a CEOs Against Cancer chapter near you, please contact Tarsha Calloway at the American Cancer Society, at 404.949.6413 or Tarsha.Calloway@cancer.org.
"As Leaders we have the responsibility to help our colleagues avoid and overcome the curse of cancer. Today, through CEOs Against Cancer, we have a tremendous opportunity to devise and implement measures that can truly make a difference in improving health and quality of life."
George BuckleyChairman, President and CEO
"CEOs Against Cancer offers a simple meeting that brings together a powerhouse of (Illinois) corporate executives to discuss their best practices regarding employee health and the fight against cancer. It’s inspirational and a very wise use of time."
Doris ChristopherFounder and Chairman
"The American Cancer Society did a complete assessment of our wellness program. This helped us see where we were succeeding and where we had room to improve. Linking our employees to Society programs such as Active for Life and tobacco cessation coaching enhanced our health benefits while giving everyone the hands-on tools to pursue healthy, cancer-free lives."
"Preventing cancer must be a priority in our state. If we address root causes – such as tobacco use, physical inactivity and unhealthy eating – we can improve health, save lives and make health care more affordable and accessible to all. Blue Cross is pleased to work with the American Cancer Society in working to prevent and successfully treat cancer. I encourage other Minnesota business leaders to join in this effort."
Pat GeraghtyPresident and CEO
"As a cancer fighting company, we are committed to wellness programs that help to prevent this disease among our employees. We are pleased to partner with CEOs Against Cancer in this cause. We urge all employers to join us in this battle by implementing their own cancer prevention and wellness programs."
Timothy GuertinPresident, CEO & Director
"CEOs Against Cancer brings together the people who have tremendous power to change the fact of cancer in (Minnesota). When corporate executives of this caliber share best practices in conjunction with the latest information from the American Cancer Society, we can look forward to real change for the better."
Russell HufferChairman and CEO
"One in two men and one in three women will get cancer. While those statistics are certainly daunting, remarkable progress is being made in cancer research. Today, people are living longer with cancer and more people are being cured. Along with expanded research, increasing public awareness about cancer is also leading to earlier diagnoses, treatments, and preventions for this terrible disease. The effective outreach of CEO’s Against Cancer is a great source of hope and I am thrilled to participate in this wonderful initiative."
"As corporate leaders we have the ability to make an impact on the lives of our employees and those in the communities we serve. If we use our talents and energies to face a common foe like cancer, there's no telling what we can accomplish."
Allan "Bud" SeligCommissioner of Major League Baseball
"CEOs Against Cancer provides the tools you need to engage your workforce in the pursuit of long-term health. We invite you to explore the many benefits this program can help you deliver for your employees and their families."
Glenn TiltonChairman, President and CEO
"As charter members of CEOs Against Cancer, Walgreens has encouraged and motivated employees to make positive lifestyle changes – and maintain them. Ours is a tobacco-free campus, and our tobacco-cessation program and lower health insurance premiums for nonsmokers encourage our employees to be tobacco-free. We also raise awareness through periodic lunch-and-learn programs that feature health experts; charitable giving efforts, including our annual corporate Charity Choice campaign that supports the American Cancer Society and our in-store fundraising support for Relay For Life events and more. As a national leader in pharmacy, health and wellness programs, we are committed to the health of our employees. I hope you’ll join CEOs Against Cancer, for the health of your employees, those they care about and your organization."
Greg WassonPresident and CEO
|Chair:||Pamela Conboy of Wells Fargo|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Linda Houser-Zenonian
Contact Linda Houser-Zenonian at Linda.Houser-Zenonian@cancer.org.
|Chair:||Gary Radine of Delta Dental.|
|Honorary Chair:||Sherry Lansing of The Sherry Lansing Foundation|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Jennifer Berg Sobotka
Contact Jennifer Berg Sobotka at Jennifer.Sobotka@cancer.org.
|Chair:||Steve Bangert of CoBiz Financial, Inc|
|Vice Chairs:||Mike Matthews of Wells Fargo, Shannon Block of Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Karen Hill
Contact Karen Hill at Karen.Hill@cancer.org.
|Chair:||Pat Geraghty of Florida Blue|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Kim Staczek
Contact Kim Staczek at Kim.Staczek@cancer.org.
|Chair:||Morgan Kendrick of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia|
|Vice Chairs:||John Fox of Emory Healthcare, John Dewberry of Dewberry Capital, Inc, Lizanne Thomas of Jones Day Atlanta|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Rachel Vassel
Contact Rachel Vassel at Rachel.Vassel@cancer.org.
Mark C. Thierer of Catamaran Corp.
|Vice Chairs:||Gregory Q. Brown of Motorola Solutions, Inc., Gregory C. Case of Aon, Craig J. Duchossois of The Duchossois Group, Joseph A. Gregoire of PNC, Patricia Hemingway Hall of Health Care Service Corporation, Robert L. Parkinson, Jr. of Baxter International Inc. and James H. Skogsbergh of Advocate Health Care Illinois|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Robin Dawson
Contact Robin Dawson at Robin.Dawson@cancer.org.
Kentucky Chapter (New Chapter Launch)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Dennis P. Adams
Contact Dennis P. Adams at Dennis.Adams@cancer.org.
|Chair (MD):||Leslie Simmons, RN,FACHE of Carroll Hospital Center|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Tina Zeff and Chuck Daniels
Contact Tina Zeff at Tina.Zeff@cancer.org.
|Vice Chairs:||Michael Guyette of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota andIngeThulin of 3M Company|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Kim Bailey
Contact Kim Bailey at email@example.com.
|Chair:||Warner Baxter of Ameren Missouri|
|Vice Chair:||Richard Navarre of Peabody Energy and George Paz of Express Scripts, Inc|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Jason McClelland
Contact Jason McClelland at Jason.McClelland@cancer.org.
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Julia DeFehr
Contact Julia DeFehr at Julia.DeFehr@cancer.org.
New England Chapter
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Mary Davis and Howard Goodrow
Contact Mary Davis at Mary.Davis@cancer.org.
New Jersey Chapter
Joseph A. Trunfio, PhD, of Atlantic Health System and Ronald L. Nelsonof Avis Budget Group, Inc.
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: David Reis
Contact David Reis at David.Reis@cancer.org.
New York Chapter
|Chair:||John Veihmeyer of KPMG|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Anthony Marino
Contact Anthony Marino at Anthony.Marino@cancer.org.
|Vice Chairs:||Steve Collisof AmerisourceBergen; Doug Yearleyof Toll Brothers and Terrence Cavanaugh of Erie Insurance|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Jennifer Lombardo and Leanne Schepner
Contact Jennifer Lombardo at Jennifer.Lombardo@cancer.org.
|Vice Chairs:||Stephen C. Reynolds of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Joseph DiPietro of University of Tennessee, and Damon Hininger of CCA|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Clint Cummins
Contact Clint Cummins at Clint.Cummins@cancer.org.
Texas Chapter – Gulf Coast (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Ledner Cummingham
Contact Ledner Cummingham at Ledner.Cummingham@cancer.org.
Texas Chapter – North Texas (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Christi Erickson
Contact Christi Erickson at Christi.Erickson@cancer.org.
|Vice Chairs:||Dr. Paul Ramsey of University of Washington School of Medicine, and Phyllis Campbell of JP Morgan Chase Pacific Northwest|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Becca McMillan
Contact Becca McMillan at Becca.McMillan@cancer.org.
|Chair:||Lawrence G. Schreiber of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin|
|Vice Chairs:||Jon Greenberg of Milwaukee Admirals, Jerome Janzer of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. and Kimberly Schmidt of Educated Solutions Corporation|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Maryann RaashContact Maryann Raash at Maryann.Raash@cancer.org.