Gainesville, FL– Scarlott Mueller, RN, MPH, of Gainesville, Fla., was named Vice Chair of the 2015 Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization, during a recent meeting in Atlanta.
The 21-member American Cancer Society Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy for the American Cancer Society as well as establishing long-term goals, monitoring general operations and approving organizational outcomes and allocation of resources.
Mueller is the Vice-President and Chief Nursing Officer at the North Florida Regional Medical Center. She has been an American Cancer Society volunteer for more than 30 years. She has served on the Florida Division Board for 18 years and was the president/chair from 2004 until 2005. She was awarded an American Cancer Society St. George National Award in 2010 and the Florida Division Distinguished Service Award in 2013. Mueller has served for four years on the American Cancer Society Board of Directors.
“It is a pleasure to welcome our new members to the American Cancer Society Board of Directors, all of whom bring a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the Society and the cause of fighting cancer,” said Robert E. Youle, 2015 chair of the Board. “The American Cancer Society is now in its second century of leading the global effort to eliminate cancer as a major health threat. The Board of Directors provides the strong leadership needed to help continue the remarkable progress that’s been made to save more lives and to accomplish the ultimate goal of eradicating cancer.”
Board officers also include: Arnold M. Baskies, MD, FACS, Board scientific officer, Cherry Hill, N.J.; Jeffrey L. Kean, secretary/treasurer, Pasadena, Calif.; and Pamela K. Meyerhoffer, FAHP, immediate past chair, Litchfield Park, Ariz.
“Helping in any way I can in the area of cancer care has long been a passion of mine, and it has been my honor to be a part of the American Cancer Society,” Mueller says. “I very much look forward to serving as Vice-Chair of the ACS Board of Directors and to working together with my colleagues to help advance understanding of cancer and successful treatment for patients.”
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with more than a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery, and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest nongovernmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 14 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.