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American Cancer Society Welcomes Alison Mayer Sachs As New Board Chair in Southern California

  The American Cancer Society has appointed Alison Mayer Sachs to the Society’s Area Board of Directors in Southern California. Sachs, who has been an American Cancer Society volunteer for over 15 years, will provide strategic leadership to the organization’s mission in Southern California.

“We are honored to have Alison as our Chair for the Southern California Area Board of Directors,” said Amy Myers. “Alison is a natural leader and a veteran board member who is  committed to helping the American Cancer Society attack cancer from every angle. She is a seasoned public health professional who truly understands the needs of cancer patients and caregivers. She brings a wealth of practical knowledge and a passion for community service to our mission that will guide our work from the Coachella Valley to the coast.”

Sachs is a Coachella Valley resident, who serves as the Director for Community Outreach and Cancer Support Services at the Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center in Rancho Mirage.

The Society’s Area Board of Directors consists of 14 members, which includes the Chair and Vice Chair officer positions. The Chair and Vice Chair positions are appointed for a two-year term, and members will serve for a three-year term, with a limit of two consecutive terms.


About the American Cancer Society

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