ACS CAN Names Davoli Senior New York State Government Relations Director

November 2, 2021

ALBANY, NY – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) has named Michael Davoli as senior New York State government relations director. In this post Davoli will oversee all efforts to make cancer a top priority in New York State by advocating for evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

Davoli has served as Metro New York government relations director for 5 years and is currently serving as New York City and New Jersey government relations director. Previous to joining ACS CAN Davoli served as State Legislative Representative for the United Federation of Teachers. 

“New York State currently is facing crucial health care issues, including the availability of lifesaving cancer screenings to the underinsured in all communities, the health threats caused by the use of e-cigarettes and the need for increased funding for tobacco cessation and prevention programs,” said Bill Sherman, managing director of the ACS CAN. “Michael brings us a wealth of experience in advocacy and public policy to help ACS CAN work to affect these and other issues to save lives and diminish suffering from cancer. He has led successful campaigns in New York City and New Jersey and has maintained positive relationships with state leaders in all levels of government and advocacy.”

“ACS CAN is working every day with government leaders and volunteers to help defeat cancer,” said Davoli. “I am excited to be part of this powerful, important team and look forward to advocating our evidence-based life-saving policy proposals to our government leaders in New York State on behalf of all New Yorkers.”

Michael Davoli can be reached at [email protected].


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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for policymakers at every level of government. ACS CAN empowers volunteers across the country to make their voices heard to influence evidence-based public policy change that saves lives. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and made workplaces, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. As we mark our 20th anniversary, we’re more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers and save more lives from cancer. Join the fight by visiting


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