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Policy ~ Government Affairs ~ Patient Advocacy ~ Stakeholder Engagement
Relationship-Building ~ Team Development & Leadership ~ Program Administration
Offer 20+ years of achievement-rich experience in government and external affairs, patient advocacy, community engagement, policy, reimbursement, and strategic alliance development.
Well-versed in factors which affect development of federal health care reimbursement and regulatory policy.
Progressively built a strong professional network of Xxxxxx, XXXXXX stakeholders comprised of federal agencies, Congress, patient advocates, and trade associations.
Empathetic, collaborative, methodical, and tactical; highly regarded for talents in budget planning, cost control, program innovation, conflict resolution, public speaking, and negotiating.
Adept at establishing cooperative and mutually beneficial partnerships with patient advocacy organizations.
Broad experience in corporate communications, public affairs, executive relations, corporate branding, corporate responsibility, and risk mitigation and management.
Respected for integrity, resiliency, poise, and commitment to developing and promoting patient-centered programs which support value, disease education, and patient access to innovative therapies.
Amgen (acquired Onyx Pharmaceuticals), Xxxxxx, XXXXXX, 2012 to Present
Senior Director / Director, Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy
Spearhead strategic alliance development to penetrate new or emerging markets while optimizing company positioning and reputation.
Direct team in executing initiatives which support goals and objectives of government affairs, policy, patient advocacy, corporate communications, and commercial functions.
Proactively elevate policy priorities among key members of Congress, Xxxxxx, XXXXXX policy stakeholders, and internal customers through strategic alliances with patient advocates, industry partners, national thought leaders, and leading community organizations.
Formulate global and US patient advocacy plans across multiple therapeutic areas and regions/affiliates.
Recipient of Amgen s Spirit of US award in December 2016.
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Xxxxxx, XXXXXX, 2009 to 2011
Senior Director, Government Affairs
Directed federal and state legislative activities while expanding network with trade/legislative associations, healthcare societies, patient and allied development organizations, and other entities to influence legislation and public policy initiatives.
Planned and orchestrated strategic responses to governmental actions impacting business initiatives.
Cultivated, nurtured, and maintained unified relationships with elected officials at federal, state and local levels, as well as with appointed government officials and community representatives.
Educated, advised, and informed federal and state policy makers on priority issues having a significant impact on commercial business.
Novartis Oncology, Xxxxxx, XXXXXX, 2009
Director, External Affairs
Applied exceptional leadership talents toward establishing Oncology public policy positions on key issues, and positioning Novartis/Oncology as a thought leader in Oncology-focused policy debates.
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Assembled and proficiently led Oncology working group on relevant policy/issues spanning External Affairs such as US reimbursement, managed markets and access, and local patient advocacy.
Fostered stakeholder relationships with key public policy decision makers and influencers encompassing academia, think tanks, NGOs, and government agencies.
Amgen, Xxxxxx, XXXXXX, 2006 to 2009
Critically evaluated federal regulations and legislation to pinpoint crucial coverage and reimbursement issues and opportunities.
Authored summaries and precisely determined implications of policymaker decisions such as Medicare coverage and reimbursement changes to Amgen.
Resourcefully created tools to optimize coverage of Amgen products, including training key advocates.
Built, aligned, and strategically mobilized influential relationships with reimbursement stakeholders such as CMS, patient and provider groups, and trade organizations.
Researched and compiled reimbursement profiles for drugs and treatment regimens in Amgen s disease area and product line.
Pharmion, Xxxxxx, XXXXXX, 2004 to 2006
Payer Relations Manager (Mid-Atlantic Region)
Effectively summarized CMS Medicare policy and devised reimbursement strategy for product launch and maintenance of optimal coverage policy.
Employed strong mentoring and coaching skills to deliver training to field sales representatives.
Partnered with sales professionals in exploring and contriving resolutions for reimbursement problems.
McKesson Inc., Xxxxxx, XXXXXX, 2003 to 2004
Senior Director, US Pricing and Reimbursement
Communicated reimbursement capabilities to new and existing clients in order to secure contracts for reimbursement component of integrated solutions for specialty products.
Informed customers of company s specialty pharmacy regarding reimbursement issues and trends.
Reviewed, edited, and improved Medicare Part D training materials for reimbursement employees.
Pharmacia, 1998 to 2003
Director, US Pricing and Reimbursement; Senior Manager; Manager, US Reimbursement
Advanced through a series of promotions to seamlessly coordinate with Xxxxxx Office on specific laws that affect product reimbursement.
Proactively initiated relationship with CMS employees to anticipate and avert potential policy changes.
Played an integral role in enhancing and expanding oncology patient group support.
Established and headed Foundation to address patient co-pay, deductible, and premium assistance.
Championed efforts to expand coverage and reimbursement for Pharmacia oncology franchise.
Governed training and development activities within reimbursement field organization and among oncology and institutional sales professionals.
Manager, US Reimbursement, Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Park, NC, 1997 to 1998
Reimbursement Specialist, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA, 1994 to 1997
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
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