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Deirdre McGinley-Gieser is the Chief Strategy and Impact Officer for Meals on Wheels America. Deirdre is responsible for the organization's strategic and operational planning and for the programmatic work that underpins our core service areas. Prior to joining the Association, Deirdre served in multiple roles with the American Institute for Cancer Research. Most recently she served as Executive Vice President and, prior to that was Senior Vice President for Programs and Strategic Planning with a focus on improving the health and quality of life for anyone impacted by cancer. She has many years of experience in public health and program management, including scientific research, education and outreach. She also worked at AICR’s international affiliate, World Cancer Research Fund International, in London, U.K. as the Director for WCRF’s international operations. She contributed to starting and building other WCRF affiliate organizations, working in diverse areas such as legal, regulatory, fundraising and program development as well as strategic planning. Deirdre had the privilege of working on all three of the WCRF/AICR Expert Reports published in 1997, 2007 and 2018 respectively that created the scientific evidence base for AICR's program strategy. Deirdre received a B.A in French and English from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.