ACS CAN appoints Bechelli New Jersey Director of Government Relations
TRENTON, NJ – Feb. 22, 2022 – Jade Bechelli, a resident of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has been named New Jersey’s Director of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). In this position, Bechelli will oversee advocacy efforts to promote evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.
Prior to joining ACS CAN, she served as Majority Leader Louis Greenwald’s Policy Director in the General Assembly Majority Office. She also served as an assistant on the Democratic Committee of the Assembly Education Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee.
Jade previously served as Legislative Director to Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald and Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt.
“New Jersey faces critical health issues, including making sure everyone, no matter where they live, has access to cancer screenings and appropriate treatments.” said Bill Sherman, General Manager of Government Relations for ACS CAN. “Jade brings a wealth of experience to help ACS CAN save lives and reduce cancer-related suffering. She has maintained positive relationships with Heads of State at all levels of government and advocacy.
“ACS CAN works with government leaders and volunteers every day on critical issues to help save lives and defeat cancer,” Bechelli said. “I look forward to being part of the ACS CAN team to advocate for our evidence-based policy proposals to our government leaders.”
Jade is a graduate of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, where she earned a master’s degree in political management. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arcadia in political science and women’s and gender studies.
She lives in Cherry Hill with her husband Chris, daughter Matilda and son-in-law Lincoln.
Bechelli is based in Trenton and can be reached at [email protected]
About ACS CAN at 20
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) makes cancer a top priority for decision makers at all levels of government. ACS CAN empowers volunteers across the country to raise their voices to influence evidence-based public policy change that saves lives. We believe that everyone should have a fair and equal chance to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer. Since 2001, as a nonpartisan, nonprofit affiliate of the American Cancer Society, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable healthcare and made workplaces, including restaurants and bars, smoke-free. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are more determined than ever to stand together with our volunteers and save more lives from cancer. Join the fight by visiting www.fightcancer.org.
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