Local Dentist Dr. John Hamilton Steps Off American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network National Board of Directors
Williston, N.D. - Local beloved dentist, Dr. John Hamilton is capping off nearly a decade of service on the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) National Board of Directors. During his nine-year tenure as a director, chair and immediate past chair of the Board, Dr. Hamilton provided leadership and guidance for ACS CAN, the nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society (ACS) that supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. He brought a unique and thoughtful perspective to the board as a dentist and resident of a more rural part of the country.
Based in Washington, D.C., ACS CAN leverages volunteers across the country to educate elected officials on critically important cancer-fighting policies, shaping the outcome of local, state and federal public policies that save lives through support for cancer research, prevention and treatments.
“We are immensely grateful for Dr. Hamilton’s years of service to our cancer mission,” said Lisa Lacasse, president of ACS CAN. “During his tenure as both a director and chair of the board, he provided invaluable leadership as ACS CAN worked to reduce the cancer burden through public policy change. We will miss his expert guidance and his unrelenting dedication to helping cancer patients and their families.”
Dr. Hamilton has remained active with ACS and ACS CAN in North Dakota, where he and his wife Marian have supported and attended events across the state to help advance the mission of the organizations. The Hamilton’s made it a priority to attend ACS CAN’s national Leadership Summit and Lobby Day every year and regularly attended meetings on Capitol Hill speaking on behalf of North Dakotans and sharing their cancer stories. In addition to his time on the ACS CAN Board, Dr. Hamilton also served on the ACS, Inc. Board of Directors for six years.
ACS CAN deeply thanks Dr. Hamilton for his significant dedication and service to the fight against cancer.