Sally Grooms Cowal has recently joined the American Cancer Society as Senior Vice President for Global Health. Ms. Cowal will lead the Society's work with public health organizations and governments around the world to improve tobacco control measures and access to cancer screening. Prior to this appointment, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Liaison Officer at Population Services International where she oversaw several departments, including those for advocacy and communications.
Before entering the non-profit sector Ms. Cowal had a distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service and the United Nations. She served in the U.S. diplomatic corps in India, Colombia, Israel, New York, Mexico, and Washington, and was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago under Presidents Bush and Clinton. Ms. Cowal later became one of the founders of UNAIDS, serving as its deputy director for four years. Ms. Cowal currently sits on the Boards of DePauw University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.