New Less Cancer Board Member Donna Eacho

Less Cancer Board Member Donna Eacho



August 3, 2016

Donna Eacho brings years of community involvement as she joins the board of Less Cancer

Donna Eacho, a banker and philanthropist who has been involved in local business, education and cultural affairs has joined the board of Next Generation, also known as “Less Cancer”, to support its mission in championing education and legislation that will help prevent cancer.

Ms. Eacho is a graduate of Duke University and holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She worked as a bank executive for ten years, including five years as Vice President of The First National Bank of Chicago.

After her banking career, Donna focused on educational, community and political fund raising and volunteer efforts. For nine years, she was an active member of the Board of Trustees of Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland. Donna served as a judge for the National Capital Business Ethics Awards program, and she was a member of the Board of Visitors of Duke University-Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.
From 2009 to 2013, Donna and her husband, Bill Eacho lived in Vienna, Austria where Bill served as the US Ambassador to Austria.
“Donna brings a commitment to community values and education to our organization. We are thrilled to be able to tap into that experience as we spread the word about the work of Less Cancer,” says Bill Couzens, founder and president.

The Board of Directors of Next Generation, AKA“Less Cancer” includes Thomas M. Sherman, MD, chairman; Bill Couzens, founder and president;Greg Lam, vice president; KC Graham, treasurer; Veronique Pittman; Miles O’Brien; Maryann Donovan, PhD, MPH; David MacDonald; Natalia (Ali) Pejacsevich, Margaret I.Cuomo,MD,Robert A. Bilott and Larry Fisher.

The organization is the founder of National Cancer Prevention Day and initiated the first ever United States Bi-Partisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus.


Bill Couzens, Founder and President, Less Cancer