Since launching, the Advocacy Exchange has engaged global and local advocacy organizations through live sessions covering a variety of topics – shaped by participant feedback – and made possible by the passionate advocates, patients, and healthcare professionals who have joined us as presenters. Below, you can learn more about our esteemed speakers.

June 10, 2021

Living with Disease: A Conversation on Life After Diagnosis

Adam Lenkowsky

SVP and General Manager, U.S. Cardiovascular, Immunology and Oncology, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Shelley Fuld Nasso

Chief Executive Officer, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

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Julia Rowland, Ph.D.

Senior Strategic Advisor to Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

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Kimberly Richardson

Research Advocate, University of Illinois Cancer Center

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May 13th, 2021

Strategies to Support Patients: A Focus on Mental Health and Patient-Centric Care

Teri S. Brister Ph.D., LPC

National Director Research & Quality Assurance
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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Dr. Cindi Slater

M.D., FACR Senior Vice President
Medical Affairs, ConsumerMedical

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April 8th, 2021

Addressing Gaps in Healthcare Through Real World Advocacy

Danielle Halstrom

Head, R&D, GPS and Commercial Communications & Global Advocacy Corporate Affairs, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Dave Craig

CEO, and CoFounder, GRYT Health

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Reverend Anthony Evans

President of the National Black Church Initiative

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Tanya Ryder

Tanya Ryder, M.Ed., Director, DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

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Venus Ginés

CEO and Founder of Dia de la Mujer Latina

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March 23rd, 2021

Resilience: Leading in a Reset World Workshop

Ann M. Powell

Global Chief Human Resource Officer

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Charlene Wheeless

Senior Advisor, Gagen MacDonald

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Maril MacDonald

CEO and Founder, Gagen MacDonald

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Patricia Bayerlein

Executive Director, Gagen MacDonald

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March 11, 2021

Outlining Our Paths to Impact and Change

Rachel Giles

MD, PhD (IKCC Chair) Von Hippel-Lindau Organization / Living with Bladder or Kidney Cancer Netherlands

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February 11th 2021

Harnessing Our United Strength to Create Meaningful Change

Sheila Thorne

President and CEO, Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group, LLC

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Tina Ripperger

Accenture, Managing Director
What If Innovation, Partner, Global Head of Life Sciences

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January 14th 2021

Advocacy for Advancements: Patient Insight Influencing Action

Brian Lee

Director, Global Advocacy, CV, Fibrosis, MS and LCM
Bristol Myers Squibb

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Maria Dutarte

Coordinator
European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI)

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Mellanie True Hills

CSP, Founder and CEO
StopAfib.org

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Neil Bertelsen

HTAi Patient and Citizen Involvement Group

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December 17th 2020

Building Stronger Relationships Across Healthcare Through Empathy

Erin Galyean

Author, Speaker, & Trainer

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Laura Adams

Special Advisor, National Academy of Medicine Catalyst, X4Health Principal, Laura Adams Consulting

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Sandra Leung

Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Bristol Myers Squibb

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Shanelle Gabriel

HBO Def Poet/ Singer/ Activist/ Advocate for Lupus Awareness

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November 12th 2020

Taking Action to Correct Health Inequities

Anthonise Louis Fields PhD

Director, Strategic Collaborations, World Wide Medical
Bristol Myers Squibb

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Feyikemi (Kemi) Osundina PharmD, MS

Associate Director of Oncology Advocacy
Bristol Myers Squibb

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John L. Damonti

President, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Kristen D. Krause PhD, MPH

Deputy Director, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS)

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Patricia (Patti) Mae Doykos PhD

Lead, Health Equity Initiative and Director, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Perry N. Halkitis PhD, MS, MPH

Dean, Professor of Urban-Global Public Health, and Director of Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) at the Rutgers School of Public Health

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Steven Kramer

Deaf Community Representative

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October 14th 2020

Moving Forward and Rebuilding

Adam Grant

Organizational Psychologist The Wharton School of Business Bestselling Author Host: WorkLife, a TED Original Podcast

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Chris Boerner PhD

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercialization Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb

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October 8th 2020

Getting Back to Work

Noreen Gleason

Executive Director, Business Continuity and Corporate Event Response Team Lead, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Tinamarie Duff

Global Lead, Differently-Abled Workplace Network (DAWN) People and Business Resource Group, Bristol Myers Squibb

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September 10th 2020

Getting Back to Normal: Care by Putting Patients First

Dr. Nicholas A.J. Botwood BSc, MB BS, MRCP, MFPM

Head of US Medical Affairs, Interim Head of Oncology Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

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July 23rd 2020

The Patient Voice & Patient-Focused Drug Development

Begonya Nafria

Coordinator, Share4Rare & Patient Engagement in Research Coordinator
Sant Joan de Déu Children's Hospital

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Danielle Halstrom

Head, R&D, GPS and Commercial Communications & Global Advocacy Corporate Affairs, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Kathleen A. Arntsen

President & CEO, Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.

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Oriana Sousa

SCOCHT survivor, Founder/Psychologist, Dealing with Cancer, Patient Advocate, Rare 2030, EUPATI Student

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Samit Hirawat M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Global Drug Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Tamás Bereczky MA, PhD

Courses and Contents Coordinator, EUPATI

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July 16th 2020

Reshaping Healthcare: Thinking Differently after COVID

Eleanor M. Perfetto Edwards Ph.D., M.S.

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, National Health Council (NHC)

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Ester Banque

SVP & Head of Intercontinental Commercial, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Katie Rizvi

Youth Cancer Europe Co-Founder and Executive Director

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KT Jones

Cancer Survivor & Patient Advocate

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Lily Cannon

Operations Manager, Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF)

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July 9th 2020

Preventive Care & COVID

Anita Wiseman

Campaigns and Partnerships, World Stroke Organization

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Jessica Valence

Colorectal Cancer Survivor, Patient Advocate, Director of Operations, GRYT Health

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Lisa Berry Edwards

Managing Director, External Affairs, Prevent Cancer Foundation

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Patrick E. McBride MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, FNLA

Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Former Associate Dean of Faculty, and Associate Dean for Students; Former Director, UW Preventive Cardiology Program

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Richard Wender M.D.

Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University

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Robert C. Block MD, MPH, FACP, FNLA,

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences and the Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester

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July 2nd 2020

Practical Solutions for Patients during COVID

Anders Thelborg

General Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb Denmark

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Diane Gross

National Director of Advocacy and Programs, Lupus Research Alliance

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Gaetano Crupi

President and General Manager, Bristol Myers Squibb Brazil

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Kelly Brassil Ph.D., R.N.

Director of Medical Affairs, Pack Health

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Megan-Claire Chase

Cancer Survivor, Blogger & Patient Advocate

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Pat Masterson

Vice President, HUSCO International, MaskForce LLC

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June 25th 2020

Mental Health, Well-Being, and Psychosocial Support for Patients

Catherine Benedict Ph.D.

Psychologist, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Dominika Czarnota-Szałkowska

Secretary General, Polish Multiple Sclerosis Society, Executive Committee Member, European Multiple Sclerosis Platform

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Jasmin Watson-El

MS Patient Ambassador

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Kelly Davis

Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services, Mental Health America (MHA)

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Teri S. Brister Ph.D., LPC

National Director Research & Quality Assurance
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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June 18th 2020

Telemedicine and Access to Care

Adriana Zupa-Fernandez

Global PBRG (People & Business Resource Group) Lead
Bristol Myers Squibb

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Dr. Morhaf Al Achkar

Lung Cancer survivor, Family Physician UW Medicine

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Leticia Ferri MD MSc MBA PhD,

Global Lead, OLA (Organization for Latino Achievement), Bristol Myers Squibb

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Matt Bouchonville MD

Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Associate Director, ECHO Institute, University of New Mexico School of Medicine

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Sandeep Pulim M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Bluestream Health

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Sirisha Mohan M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Telemedicine Physician Lead, Interim Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

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June 11th 2020

Safely Returning to Clinical Trials

Christopher D. Ferris MD, PhD, MPH

Gastroenterologist, Tryon Medical Partners

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Dave Craig

CEO, and CoFounder, GRYT Health

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Dr. Amy C. Moore

Director, Science & Research, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

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Kathleen Griffin

Executive Director, Partnerships and Digital Engagement, Syneos Health

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Kathryn (Kate) Owen

Senior Vice President, Major Markets, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Upal Basu Roy PhD, MPH

Vice President of Research, LUNGevity Foundation

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June 4th 2020

Going Virtual: Best Practices for Advocacy Organizations

Crista Lopes

Professor, University of California, Irvine

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Dave Craig

CEO, and CoFounder, GRYT Health

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Lorna Warwick

CEO, Lymphoma Coalition

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Nick Giallourakis

Co-Founder and President, Elephants and Tea

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Shwen Gwee

VP and Head of Global Digital Strategy, Bristol Myers Squibb

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May 28th 2020

Coalitions & Collaboration

Dr. Cary Adams

CEO, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

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Pat Garcia-Gonzalez

CEO, The Max Foundation

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Trudie C A Lobban

MBE, Founder & Trustee, Arrhythmia Alliance, Founder & CEO, AF Association, Founder & CEO, STARS

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May 21st 2020

Welcome & Introduction

Andrea Vassalotti

Partnerships & Programmes Director
World Heart Federation

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Catherine Owen

Senior Vice President, Major Markets, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Cathy Trzaskawka

Executive Director & Head, Global Advocacy, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Dave Craig

CEO, and CoFounder, GRYT Health

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Gary Nolan

Independent Advisor

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Seth D. Ginsberg

CO-Founder, Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF)

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Wayne Eskridge

CEO
Fatty Liver Foundation

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November 6th 2020

The Impact of The COVID Advocacy Exchange

Chris Boerner PhD

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercialization Officer, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Dave Craig

CEO, and CoFounder, GRYT Health

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Gary Nolan

Independent Advisor

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Katheryn (Kate) Owen

Senior Vice President, Global Development Operations, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Megan-Claire Chase

Cancer Survivor, Blogger & Patient Advocate

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Samit Hirawat M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Global Drug Development, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Sandra Leung

Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Bristol Myers Squibb

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Sirisha Mohan M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor, Telemedicine Physician Lead, Interim Associate Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine

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Trudie C A Lobban

MBE, Founder & Trustee, Arrhythmia Alliance, Founder & CEO, AF Association, Founder & CEO, STARS

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Wayne Eskridge

CEO
Fatty Liver Foundation

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