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 - North Texas
Texas Chapter - Gulf Coast
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
|Vice Chairs:||Pamela Conboy of Wells Fargo, Adam Goodman of Goodmans Interior Structures, and Stephanie Gorman of Cigna|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Linda Houser-Zenonian and David Sokolwski
Contact Linda Houser-Zenonian at Linda.Houser-Zenonian@cancer.org.
|Chair:||Euan S. Tomson, PhD, of Accuray, Inc.|
|Vice Chairs:||Kenneth P. McNeely of AT&T California, Joel P. Moskowitz of Ceredyne, Inc., Michael R. Splinter of Applied Materials, Inc., and Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan of Pinnacle Telecommunications
Honorary Chair(s): Sherry Lansing of The Sherry Lansing Foundation
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Rose Pierro Simmons
Contact Rose Simmons at Rose.Simmons@cancer.org.
|Vice Chairs:||Dr. Jim Shmerling of The Children's Hospital, Bruce Schroffel of University of Colorado Hospital, and Hassan Salem of U.S. Bank|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Karen Hill and MandiFleiner
Contact Karen Hill at Karen.Hill@cancer.org.
Florida Chapter (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Deidre Dam
Contact Deirde Dam at Deidre.Dam@cancer.org.
Georgia Chapter (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member:Tarsha Calloway
Contact Tarsha Calloway at Tarsha.Calloway@cancer.org.
National Program Chair:
Immediate Past Chair:
Mark C. Thierer of Catamaran Corp.
Glenn F. Tilton of JP Morgan Chase
Gregory D. Wasson of Walgreen Co.
|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: Rick Mesi
Contact Rick Mesi at Rick.Mesi@cancer.org.
Kentucky Chapter (Pre-Launch Chapter)
|Chair:||Rick Medlin of Fruit of the Loom|
|Vice Chair:||Mike Scanlon of Thomas and King|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: AyronCorbitt
Contact AyronCorbitt at Ayron.Corbitt@cancer.org.
Maryland Chapter (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Gloria Jetter Crockett
Contact Gloria Jetter Crockett at Gloria.Jetter-Crockett@cancer.org.
|Chair:||Ken Paulus of AllinaHealth|
|Vice Chairs:||IngeThulin of 3M Company, Mike Fiterman of Liberty Diversified International, Michael Guyette of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Walter White of Allianz Life Insurance Company|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Keith Peterson
Contact Keith Peterson at Keith.Peterson@cancer.org.
|Chair:||Warner Baxter of Ameren Missouri|
|Vice Chairs:||George Paz of Express Scripts, Inc.|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Jason McClelland
Contact Jason McClelland at Jason.McClelland@cancer.org.
New England Chapter
|Vice Chairs:||David Hess of Pratt & Whitney, Josef von Rickenbach of PAREXEL, Howard Brodsky of CCA Global, and John Stewart of Purdue Pharma L.P.|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Members: Wendy Juliard Matthew and Mary Davis
Contact Mary Davis at Mary.Davis@cancer.org.
New Jersey Chapter
Joseph A. Trunfio, PhD, President and CEO of Atlantic Health and Ronald L. Nelson, Chairman and CEO of Avis Budget Group, Inc.
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Frank Mascia
Contact Frank Mascia at Frank.Mascia@cancer.org.
New York Chapter
|Chair:||John Veihmeyer of KPMG|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Carol Wickliffe-Campbell
Contact Carol Wickliffe-Campbell at Carol.Wickliffe-Campbell@cancer.org.
Nevada Chapter (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Julia Defehr
Contact Julia Defehr at Julia.Defehr@cancer.org.
North Carolina Chapter (Pre-Launch Chapter)
|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: Elaine Gordon
Contact Elaine Gordon at Elaine.Gordon@cancer.org.
Texas Chapter – North Texas (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member:Betti Guzman
Contact Betti Guzman at Betti.Guzman@cancer.org.
Texas Chapter – Gulf Coast (Pre-Launch Chapter)
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Maria Clark
Contact Maria Clark at Maria.Clark@cancer.org.
|Vice Chairs:||Dr. Paul Ramsey of University of Washington School of Medicine, and Phyliss Campbell of JP Morgan Chase Pacific Northwest|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Erin Sheahan
Contact Erin Sheahan at Erin.Sheahan@cancer.org.
|Chair:||Lawrence G. Schreiber of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin|
|Vice Chairs:||Elizabeth Brenner of Journal Communications/Journal Sentinel, Jon Greenberg of Milwaukee Admirals, Kimberly Schmidt of Educated Solutions Corporation, Barbara Wallander of FedEx Smart Post|
American Cancer Society Lead Staff Member: Linda WituckiContact Linda Witucki at Linda.Witucki@cancer.org.