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The American College of Preventive Medicine Announces Next Executive Director

May 24, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) announces the appointment of Donna Grande as Executive Director, effective as of May 21, 2018. Ms. Grande joins the College with over 25 years experience leading disease prevention and health promotion initiatives and campaigns, and a proven track record developing and impacting health leadership with the American Nurses Association and Healthcare Businesswomen's Association.

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"Donna brings extensive expertise and a diverse perspective in population health and disease prevention—along with business acumen and strategic relationships across the health ecosystem—to lead our organization into a bold future set forth by the leadership," stated Dr. Robert Carr, President of the ACPM Board of Regents, who yesterday introduced Ms. Grande to ACPM members and public health leaders attending Preventive Medicine 2018 in Chicago, IL.

"At every round of review, Donna impressed us with her knowledge, innovation, connections, energy, poise, and outright enthusiasm for ACPM and our unique discipline,” said Dr. Stephanie Zaza, Chair of the ACPM Executive Director Search Committee and President-elect of the ACPM Board of Regents. “She will be a real force advancing the practice of preventive medicine in her new role and I’m delighted to have her on our team.”

The search was conducted by Association Strategies, Inc. (ASI) of Alexandria, VA who fielded considerable interest for this position and the unique opportunity to serve at the forefront of transformational change in health and the U.S. healthcare system. "We had a number of talented and experienced candidates to present to the search committee and I believe Donna’s passion for prevention was a key ingredient that set her apart," added Pamela Kaul, President and CEO of ASI.

Ms. Grande has previously led key strategic initiatives to reduce tobacco use, including the groundbreaking American Stop Smoking Intervention Study for Cancer Prevention (ASSIST) with the National Cancer Institute and the SmokeLess States National Tobacco Policy Initiative with the American Medical Association and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She also charted new territory with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health in addressing childhood obesity, asthma control, childhood immunizations, and influenza vaccination.

"I couldn’t be more honored to join this prestigious group of physicians who share a passion for improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs through the power of prevention," expressed Ms. Grande. "Preventive medicine is a key driver to impact the changes we need in our country and around the world, and I believe ACPM is poised to lead the way to better health."

The American College of Preventive Medicine is a medical society for physician specialists with expertise in both clinical care and population health. The College advances the practice of preventive medicine in public health and health systems, and advocates for health policies that work to prevent disease, promote health, and avert health crises.



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