Ann McMikel

Ann M. McMikel served as the VP, Global Partnerships and Planning at the American Cancer Society; she has been in non-profit management for 13 years.  Ann developed and led a global partnership strategy that engages internal and external stakeholders in programs to advance the Society’s global health strategy and priorities, which focus on women’s cancer, pain control, tobacco control, pediatric cancer and civil society capacity building in low-and middle-income countries. Externally, this position manages global relationships with multilateral organizations and strategic collaborations that raise awareness about the emerging cancer threat and further advocacy goals to make cancer control a global priority, including partnerships with the Union for International Cancer Control, NCD Alliance, Cervical Cancer Action, GAVI and Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon. Internally, this position oversees plans for a division engagement strategy, and coordination with Cancer Control Sciences, Global Relay, ACS CAN and volunteer committees that build a domestic case for support and increases linkages between ACS’s domestic and global mission delivery activities. Ann also directs departmental strategic planning efforts and represents the department’s interests in organizational planning processes, including the development of global mission outcomes and performance metrics. Key international responsibilities include management of a team of policy, communications and operations staff who provide a broad range of strategic and fiscal planning in support of the Society's global health program priorities.

For 100 years, the American Cancer Society has been leading the way to transform cancer from deadly to preventable. The Society’s Global Health Program is committed to preventing cancer, saving lives, diminishing suffering and mobilizing a global network of grassroots volunteers and advocates to advance the fight against this disease. Our prevention portfolio prioritizes advocacy, partnerships and capacity building programs that increase access to Human papillomavirus and Hepatitis B vaccines and raise global cancer awareness, particularly among women and girls. For more information on the American Cancer Society domestically and globally please go to and