Maddie Bushnell Joins American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network to Lead Government Relations in Tennessee

August 5, 2022

NASHVILLE, TN — August 8, 2022 — Maddie Bushnell has joined the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) as the government relations director in Tennessee. In this role, Bushnell will lead ACS CAN’s efforts in the state to advance legislation and public policies to reduce cancer.  

“Cancer has touched all of our lives. I’m excited to do my part to help advance legislation and policies that will save lives from this horrible disease – and the second leading cause of death in the state,” Bushnell said. “Like so many, cancer has touched my life and impacted close members of my family. I look forward to working with elected officials, volunteers, community partners and leaders, and organizations across our state to help reduce suffering and death from cancer in Tennessee.” 

An Iowa native, Bushnell has spent a much of her adult life in Tennessee. Prior to joining the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, she served as the Associate Director of Federal Relations at the University of Iowa developing and executing the institution’s federal advocacy strategies and also worked extensively on federal healthcare policy as a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA).  

Today, she’s proud to bring her experience working issues on the Hill to reducing the cancer burden in the great state of Tennessee. 

ACS CAN is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization. To contact Bushnell or get involved in ACS CAN’s legislative agenda in Tennessee, visit  

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