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Patient Advocacy, Social Media and Community Management

Charlestown, MA


Alicia has in-depth knowledge of the power of online communities and provides direction to companies looking to build platforms to interact with consumers and patients in meaningful ways.
She regularly speaks at conferences throughout the US. She has presented at Livestrong’s Rev2014, American Society for Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting, South by South West Interactive Conference (SXSWi), 140 Boston, and Social Media for Pharma. As an inspirational speaker, Alicia reaches many different audiences, providing insight into life as a 25+ year cancer survivor and support in efficient, effective ways.

AVAILABILITY: 10-20 hours/week

Industry Experience
Healthcare - Advocacy Healthcare - Patient & Family Advisory Councils Healthcare - Research
Areas Of Expertise
Consumer Engagement Consumer Insights Digital Marketing Health Data Tracking Influencer Marketing Online Moderation Peer Support Product & App Testing Social Media Social Networking Usability Testing
Health Perspective
Health Conditions
Breast Cancer Cancer
Chief Patient Officer at Akari Health
January 2012 – January 2016

Alicia Staley was the Chief Patient Officer of Akari Health, a consulting group based in Boston, MA. She worked with startup companies to develop strategic positioning for new applications and products. She provided in-depth technical analysis for healthcare companies looking to establish competitive greatness. In addition, she advised clients on how to use social media and social networks to build powerful relationships with patient communities

Patient Advocacy Manager at Cure Forward
January 2016 – Present

Alicia has in-depth knowledge of the power of online communities and provides direction on how to build out Cure Forward's patient activation platform. She leads Cure Forward's patient advocacy and social engagement efforts.

Certificate, MSIS
Boston University - School of Management
Boston, MA, United States

Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY, United States

  • Breast Cancer Patient Journey

    08/04/2017 - 09/07/2017


    Fixed price

    $1,250.00 earned

    Alicia was a joy with which to work. She connected us with breast cancer patients who were able to provide helpful insights into their patient journeys and guide us on our product work. We look forward to working with her again.

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