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Diane M. Canova


Diane M. Canova

Scientific Advisory Committee Member
American Legacy Foundation Washington, DC
2016 - 2020


Diane Canova, JD, is a long time prevention and health policy expert and advocate who most recently served as senior vice president for government affairs for the American Legacy Foundation in Washington, DC. Diane’s work at Legacy focused on efforts to influence federal tobacco policy and regulatory decision-making to ensure comprehensive FDA authority over all tobacco products. Diane previously served as vice president for policy and programs for Partnership for Prevention where she led efforts to include preventive services in the Affordable Care Act, expansion of Medicare and Medicaid tobacco cessation coverage and development of “Action to Quit” online tobacco cessation resources. Diane’s leadership in the public health sector also included serving as vice president of public policy for the American Heart Association and director of government relations for the American Red Cross.