2018 Board of Directors

The American Cancer Society, Inc. Board of Directors is composed of five officers and 16 directors. Directors are elected for a two-year term. The all-volunteer board is responsible for setting policy, establishing long-term goals, monitoring general operations, and approving the organizational outcomes and allocation of resources.


Kevin J. Cullen, MD — Chair
Daniel P. Heist, CPA — Vice Chair 
Carmen E. Guerra, MD, MSCE, FACP — Board Scientific Officer
John Alfonso, CPA, CGMA — Secretary/Treasurer
Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS  — Immediate Past Chair 


Joseph A. Agresta, Jr. 
Bruce N. Barron 
Edward J. Benz, MD, FACP 
Jennifer R. Crozier 
Gareth T. Joyce 
Jeffrey L. Kean 
Amit Kumar, PhD 
Brian A. Marlow, CFA 
Michael T. Marquardt 
Margaret McCaffery 
Scarlott K. Mueller, MPH, RN 
Joseph M. Naylor 
William D. Novelli 
Gregory L. Pemberton, Esq. 
Gary Shedlin