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Lisa Lacasse

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Lisa Lacasse

President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Lisa Lacasse

Lisa Lacasse is president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society. She leads ACS CAN’s nationwide public policy advocacy agenda and oversees a team in Washington, D.C., that empowers volunteers across the country to influence evidence-based policy change to reduce the cancer burden nationwide. Ms. Lacasse is responsible for leveraging the organization’s unique power as the largest cancer patient advocacy organization, with a presence in all 50 states, to achieve widespread impact for every person touched by cancer in every community. She also serves on the board for the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.Before joining ACS CAN, Ms. Lacasse was the chief financial officer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Research Center. Ms. Lacasse spent several years in senior management at the University of Maryland Medical System and began her career in the office of the Governor of the State of Maine. She received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Vermont.