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New Volunteers Selected to Lead American Cancer Society
Date:10/25/2007

Nation's Largest Voluntary Health Organization Elects

Cancer Prevention Expert and First Hispanic President Elmer E. Huerta, M.D. and Cancer Control and Health Communications Expert Marion E. Morra to Lead Volunteer Board of Directors

ATLANTA, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The American Cancer Society, the nation's largest voluntary health organization, elected 11 new officers to its volunteer 2007-2008 National Board of Directors during its annual meeting held this week in Atlanta. The organization's National Assembly and National Board of Directors, the Society's governing bodies, have been comprised of elected volunteers since the organization's inception in 1913.

Leading the Assembly will be the newly elected President Elmer E. Huerta, M.D., M.P.H., of Washington, D.C., and presiding over the Board will be Chair Marion E. Morra, M.A., Sc.D., of Milford, Conn. Other officers elected were Elizabeth "Terry" T.H. Fontham, M.P.H., Dr.P.H., of New Orleans, La., president-elect; Van Velsor Wolf, J.D., of Phoenix, Ariz., chair-elect; George W.P. Atkins of Atlanta, Ga., vice chair; Nancy S. Brakensiek, CPA(ret), of Alberquerque, N.M., treasurer; Pamela K. Meyerhoffer, F.A.H.P., A.B.C., of Sun Valley, Ariz.; secretary; Alan G. Thorson, M.D., FACS, of Omaha, Neb., first vice president; Edward E. Partridge, M.D., of Birmingham, Ala., second vice president; Richard C. Wender, M.D., of Philadelphia, Penn., immediate past president; and Anna Johnson-Winegar, Ph.D., of Middletown, Md., immediate past chair.

"It is truly an honor and privilege to become the first Hispanic president of the American Cancer Society and to lead an organization that is making a significant difference in the lives of millions of Americans touched by cancer," said Elmer E. Huerta, M.D., M.P.H., president of the Society. "While we are making great progress in the fight against cancer, we still have a great deal of work to do to ensure that all Americans have access
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