Elected November 2016
Term Ending: November 2020
André G. Stanley was a policy analyst with the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products where he provided outreach to public health and tobacco control stakeholders by informing them of new developments regarding the regulation of tobacco products. He was a 20-year veteran of the tobacco control movement. Prior to his arrival at FDA, he was the tobacco program officer with the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund in Raleigh and was responsible for oversight of HWTFs $18 million annual initiative on teen tobacco use prevention and cessation, Tobacco.Reality.Unfiltered. He was a grants liaison officer with the SmokeLess States National Tobacco Policy Initiative, a tobacco policy-focused program funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Mr. Stanley got his start in tobacco control in 1992 as field director and then project manager of the South Carolina American Stop Smoking Intervention Study (Project ASSIST) for Cancer Prevention. Concomitantly, he served as executive director of the Alliance for a Smoke-Free South Carolina, a statewide coalition of organizations dedicated to reducing tobacco use.
Mr. Stanley spent much his career with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control where he served in a variety of capacities including assistant director of the Office of Minority Health. Mr. Stanley also worked in several other capacities at DHEC prior to his work in tobacco use prevention including recruiting physicians to practice medicine in rural areas of the state, inspecting hospitals and nursing homes, regulating waste water treatment facilities and running an environmental microbiology laboratory.
In addition to his public health work, he served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and past president of the South Carolina Coalition for Public Health; an organization dedicated to promoting healthy African American communities. He also chaired APHA's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Section and was the recipient of APHA's 2011 Fellowship in Government.
Mr. Stanley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Clemson University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Carolina. He also earned a certificate in professional radio and television broadcasting from the Illinois Center for Broadcasting in 2001.