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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Patient Leader

Prairie du Sac, WI


I am passionate about sharing information about chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) with patients, caregivers, politicians, pharmaceutical industries, and medical professionals. I am a patient, parent, wife, friend, and active community member that has lived with CML for over 9 years. Prior to having CML, I was diagnosed with Clinical Depression. Since many patients with CML are also diagnosed with depression, this is another area that I am interested in research and ways to help improve the quality of life of those with chronic cancers or other chronic medical conditions.

AVAILABILITY: 10-20 hours/week

Industry Experience
Education Healthcare - Advocacy Healthcare - Clinical Healthcare - Online Communities Healthcare - Pharmaceutical Healthcare - Research Professional Services
Areas Of Expertise
Blogger Consumer Insights Peer Support Product & App Testing Proofreader Usability Testing
Health Perspective
Patient Advocate
Health Conditions
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Depression Migraine
Software Instructor at goVirtualOffice
September 2014 – Present

I coordinate and educate the team members on various software programs and best practices, including the application updates which occur on a monthly basis, at goVirtualOffice (GVO), a fast-growing cloud-based software consulting company in Madison, WI. GVO is a five-star partner with Oracle NetSuite.

First Connection Volunteer & Advocate at Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
January 2016 – Present

I am a trained volunteer that reaches out to newly diagnosed CML patients that request a connection. As an advocate for the LLS, I help influence policies that affect blood cancer patients and their families.

Bachelors, Secondary (6-12) and Adult Family and Consumer Education
University of Wisconsin
September 1992 – December 1996
Madison, WI, United States

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