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Date:10/25/2007

ion (serving Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina).

Nancy S. Brakensiek, CPA(ret), treasurer, has been a Society volunteer for more than 20 years. A retired certified public accountant with extensive not-for- profit experience in a volunteer and consultant capacity, Brakensiek has served in different capacities as a member of the Society's California Board of Directors.

Pamela K. Meyerhoffer, F.A.H.P., A.B.C., secretary, has been an active volunteer for the Society for 36 years. She has served as chief executive officer of the Sun Health Foundation and executive vice president of Sun Health since 1983. An Accredited Business Communicator, Meyerhoffer is also a fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Meyerhoffer is the immediate past board chair for the Society's Great West Division.

Alan G. Thorson, M.D., FACS, first vice president, is a clinical professor of surgery at both Creighton University and the University of Nebraska. He serves as the president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Thorson is the past chair of the Society's Heartland Division, chair of the Health Promotions Advisory Group, and a member of the Colorectal Cancer Advisory Group.

Edward E. Partridge, M.D., second vice president, is the director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Serving as the past chairman of the Mid-South Division of the Society, Partridge is also the principal investigator of the NCI-funded Deep South Network for Cancer Control. His efforts have helped gain Alabama participation in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,40
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