Lisa Lacasse announced as new ACS CAN president

February 4, 2019

Lisa Lacasse has been named the new president of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).

Lisa joined ACS CAN in 2008 and, most recently, served as the deputy president and senior vice president. In that job, she was responsible for overseeing and directing all public policy, strategy, financial management and grassroots work.

“Lisa’s extensive experience and more than a decade of dedicated leadership at ACS CAN make her the perfect choice to take over as president,” said Gary Reedy, American Cancer Society and ACS CAN chief executive officer.

In a blog post on ACS CAN’s website Lisa said, “Over my tenure at ACS CAN, I’ve been endlessly impressed as our exceptional staff and volunteers effectively execute our advocacy agenda so we can have the greatest impact possible against this disease and best serve as the voice for cancer patients, survivors and those at risk for the disease. I’m so incredibly honored to have the opportunity to lead this organization toward our mission to end death and suffering from cancer through public health policy change.”

Lisa has worked in the health care field for over 25 years, including working for the Governor of Maine, the University of Maryland Medical System and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Center.

She graduated from the University of Vermont and has an MBA in Health Care Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa lives in Maryland with her husband and four children.

“Lisa has been an integral part of strategy and execution of ACS CAN’s advocacy agenda. Her passion for fighting this disease through public policy change will make the organization stronger as she continues to advance our mission to free the world from cancer,” said Reedy.