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New ACS director appointed

New ACS director appointed

Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Donna Stines has been named executive director for the West Tennessee market of the American Cancer Society.
She will oversee development and mission-related activities for the agency in Madison, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, McNairy and Weakley counties.
She replaces Melody Harper, who has taken a position with the American Cancer Society in the Knoxville area.
Stines, of Jackson, has worked with the American Cancer Society for 10 years. She previously served as a development representative, Relay For Life training director and most recently as West Tennessee Relay For Life field director.
“I am excited about this new opportunity to continue the fight in the West Tennessee area to eradicate cancer,” she said.
The American Cancer Society works to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well through early detection and prevention efforts and get well by offering information, support and programs and services to cancer patients and caregivers.
The agency also works to find cures through research to better detect, treat and prevent cancer, plus rallies communities together to fight back against the disease through advocacy, awareness and events like Relay For Life, Runway For A Cure and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Mrs. Stines is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. She is married to Jeremy Stines, and they have two children, Drew and Hailey.
For information about the American Cancer Society, connections to programs and services or volunteer opportunities, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit online at


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