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Meet our three new ACS Board members

‚ÄčNew officers selected for 2020

At its August meeting, the American Cancer Society Board of Directors elected officers and directors for the 2020 Board. 

We welcome three new directors who will join the Board on January 1:

Katie Eccles - Ms. Eccles is an attorney and "of counsel" at Ray, Quinney & Nebeker. In 2015, she received the Society's Sword of Hope Award in recognition of her years of service as chair of its Hope Lodge Board to fund, design and construct the Hope Lodge in Salt Lake. Ms. Eccles currently serves as a director of the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Utah.

Patrick Geraghty - Mr. Geraghty is president and chief executive officer of GuideWell, which comprises Florida Blue, GuideWell Connect, GuideWell Health, GuideWell Source, and PopHealthCare. He established CEOs Against Cancer chapters in Minnesota and Florida, and received the national CEO of the Year award from ACS in 2011 and the St. George National Award in 2017.

Oyebode (Bode) Taiwo, MD, MPH - Dr. Taiwo is the corporate medical director of 3M in Minnesota, where he is responsible for the development of 3M's global health strategy, as well as the leadership and management of the medical organization.

The following Board members were elected to serve as officers for 2020:

  • Jeffrey L. Kean - Chair
  • John Alfonso, CPA, CGMA - Vice Chair
  • Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP - Board Scientific Officer
  • Brian A. Marlow, CFA - Secretary/Treasurer
  • Daniel P. Heist - Immediate Past Chair

Finally, we want to recognize for their service and thank Edward Benz, Jr., MD, FACP; Kevin J. Cullen, MD; and Gregory L. Pemberton, Esq., whose terms on the Board end December 31, 2019.

For more details on the 16 Directors and five officers, as well as their terms, read the 2020 Board directory.  

A press release will be available later this year to publicly announce our 2020 Board of Directors. 


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