ACS CAN Renews Commitment to Provide Cancer Patients and Advocates a Strong Voice Within the Halls of Government

New Posts Announced for Mayo and McMullen

December 21, 2018

ALBANY, NY – December 21, 2018 – In an effort to further strengthen the impact of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) on their policy efforts, ACS CAN has announced two appointments in New York and Pennsylvania.  Rachel Mayo of Pittsburgh, PA has been promoted to grassroots director for New York and Pennsylvania.  In addition, Danielle McMullen of Troy, NY has been named New York State grassroots manager. In these posts, Mayo and McMullen will work to recruit, train, manage and mobilize volunteers around ACS CAN’s federal, state and local campaigns.

Mayo brings nearly 19 years of experience with the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN to her new position.  Prior to being named grassroots director, Mayo served as the ACS CAN grassroots manager for Pennsylvania where she worked on a range of cancer issues and successfully led the state’s volunteer program.

“We are delighted to have Rachel join our New York team.  Cancer impacts far too many residents and with the help of Rachel, cancer patients will now have an even stronger voice in our capitol,” said Julie Hart, senior director of government relations of ACS CAN, New York. “Rachel has a proven track record and will be a tremendous asset to ACS CAN and our volunteers.”

 “Fighting cancer is my passion. ACS CAN has a powerful group of volunteers with compelling stories to help our decision makers understand the cancer issues that are faced each day,” said Mayo. “I am excited to lead the New York and Pennsylvania grassroots team to give even more residents an opportunity to share their stories and advocate for evidence-based policy proposals to our government leaders.”.

Prior to joining ACS CAN, McMullen was the upstate organizing director for the New York State Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Before that post, McMullen was client relationship manager of EnergyNext dba Satori Energy.

“New York is still facing crucial health care issues and we will need to mobilize many New Yorkers to ensure fighting cancer is a top priority. We are thrilled to have Danielle join ACS CAN in New York to help mobilize cancer advocates.  Danielle’s experience and creativity will undoubtedly help us in our fight against cancer, said Hart”

“It’s an honor to join an organization that empowers cancer patients to use their voice with lawmakers.  Implementing policies to fight cancer will take a multi-faceted approach and advocacy efforts by many residents.  I look forward to helping cancer patients have an even stronger voice in New York.” said McMullen.

Mayo is based in Pittsburgh and can be reached at [email protected] or 412.919.1118.

McMullen is based in Albany and can be reached at [email protected] or 518.774.6894.




McMullen is based in Albany and can be reached at [email protected] or 518.774.6894.

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