I advocate for all challenged with chronic pain as well as their family, caregivers, healthcare professionals & public. My speaking engagements, media interviews, and books on chronic pain inspire patient engagement filled with HOPE & motivation. I have been battling chronic pain since 1997. First with endometriosis. Then in 2002, I developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), RA, hypothyroid, migralepsy, TMJ and more. My content creation offers practical advice, tips and tricks for better daily living and resolutions to the challenges of living with chronic pain. I have had a medical journey with twist and turns and now educate others on navigating the minefield of the healthcare system. I serve on multiple pain advisory boards and coalitions. WEGO Awards 2012 Ms Congeniality, 2016 Lifetime Achievement, 2016 Best Team Performance. For more information on me check out www.barbyingle.com
In addition to being a "professional patient" living with MS and chronic pain, I have a varied career that includes writing, marketing, web design, education, and consulting. My perspective as a patient makes me particularly interested in helping businesses in the healthcare industry with their messaging and methods of reaching out to, interacting with, and supporting patients.
I can also make a mean veggie stir fry and talk about books for hours.
Lisa Cypers Kamen, M.A. is an applied positive psychology coach, author,
documentary filmmaker, and radio show host specializing in sustainable wellbeing and lifestyle management. Additionally, she is an experienced spokesperson and brand ambassador for corporations including The Florida Department of Citrus and Katie K Activewear.
Lisa’s global consulting practice focuses on mission-driven addiction and trauma recovery supporting clients in balancing their minds, bodies and emotions resulting in greater overall wellbeing and the transformation of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) into Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG). Through her work, clients are empowered and supported to achieve increased self-mastery, optimal functioning and to reclaim their lives.
Lisa is a 'reformed clinically depressed person' who leads by example the virtues of a balanced mind, body, spirit, and soul. She is a health advocate for depression/mental health, addiction, healthy aging, optimal lifestyle, and more.
I offer B2B companies in the healthcare space content that is well-researched, audience-focused, and compelling. My goal is to help you grow your business using effective content marketing strategies. As a nurse with clinical, sales, and marketing experience, I specialize in product and technology solutions designed to improve the delivery of healthcare.
Hetlena has been integral in bringing lupus to the forefront of awareness in South Carolina. Her main goal is to raise awareness of and advocacy for lupus patients, like herself, in South Carolina. Hetlena now serves as the Chief Volunteer Officer of the newly transitioned LFA South Carolina Community Partner (LFASCCP). She leads and coordinates the training of support group leaders in the state of South Carolina. Her work with lupus sparked a partnership with the Institute for Partnership to Eliminate Health Disparities (IPEHD) Arnold School of Public Health of the University of South Carolina to spread the word on the development of a South Carolina Lupus Registry. Hetlena’s flagship company, The Lupus Liar, allows her to educate, advocate and raise awareness about lupus as a highly sought after speaker, critically acclaimed author, coach, presenter and trainer. She is well-versed in data management, community awareness strategies, and lupus education presentations.
In the early 90s I went from my healthcare journalism background to both print and online marketing. I have a special expertise in reaching America's aging population, their families and caregivers. For 10 years I've had a Boomers & Beyond section on my website. I write and plan for this growing arena working with Fortune 500, non-profits, hospitals and many others....helping them win awards, gain recognition. You'll see much more as you continue.
I am a freelance journalist specializing in researching and writing about health related issues. My interest in this field began when I was diagnosed with a little known chronic blood disorder (ITP) and had to do the research to find out exactly what I had. I am also a full-time caregiver for my disabled husband and have interviewed health professionals and other caregivers to succeed at this task.
I have used my skill at searching out answers to write articles for newspapers, blogs, websites, etc on various health related topics.
I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at thecompleteherbalguide.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking. I help out with several epilepsy organizations including Sunovion pharmaceuticals and Snow.
I am a freelance health and science writer for hire. I help businesses get results with quality content. I create compelling content that has a proven track record of driving online engagement.
I can help you reach the right audience, create better content, raise brand awareness and make more money. I can translate complex health and science topics into plain language.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Butler University and graduated summa cum laude with a double major in biology and chemistry. I have extensive online writing experience. I have published on Yahoo! News, CNN iReport, Lifescript.com, The Huffington Post and many other publications.
A dedicated licensed social worker in New York City and active advocate with the Arthritis Foundation with a passion for sharing her story as a patient living with Juvenile Idiopathic/Rheumatoid Arthritis since a toddler and being a voice for children and young people struggling with navigating their lives and medical care with rheumatoid arthritis including addressing the shortage of pediatric rheumatologists across the nation. She has advocated on Capital Hill and her state of New York's capital as a voice for patients. Additionally, a certified yoga instructor and a recent graduate of the Yoga for Arthritis teacher training program that she is bringing to her current clients and developing an accessible program with her current employer.
I am available for speaking engagements, patient panels, writing, fundraising, advocacy, blogging, and much more.
An action catalyst empowering people traveling together toward best health (patients, caregivers, and clinicians) Danny wears many hats in healthcare: pt with MS, caregiver, nurse, informaticist and QI leader. His current work focuses on communication at transitions of care, person-centered health planning, informed decision-making, and technology supporting solutions created by and for people at the center. He advises entrepreneurs about strategy, infrastructure, and user-friendly workflows and technology. He teaches and coaches front-line managers. He serves as a patient/caregiver stakeholder representative on Technical Expert Panels for Shared Decision Support and PCORnet and sits on the Steering Committee for the AHRQ-supported Clinical Decision Support Learning Network. He reviews PCORI research funding applications and serves as co-chair of PCORI’s Communication and Dissemination Advisory Panel. He blogs weekly at www.health-hats.com.
Sarah Hackley is most known for her work as a patient advocate spreading awareness of life with chronic migraine. She has been featured on numerous health blogs and is a regular contributor for Migraine.com, where she utilizes her personal experiences and educational background in neuropsychology to educate others on issues affecting the migraine community. She also is the author of two self-empowerment books, "Finding Happiness with Migraines: A Do It Yourself Guide" and "Preparing to Fly: Financial Freedom from Domestic Abuse." She also speaks, writes, and coaches patients on how to live fully and joyfully with chronic illness. Additional information can be found on her website: www.sarahhackley.com.
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I have 20 years' experience shaping the evolving digital health field from the public and private sectors. I help clients position themselves for success in engaging consumers through products and services that help them to better understand and manage their own health and communicate with members of their care team, including family members.
I frequently speak at industry conferences such as HIMSS, CES, Health 2.0 and SXSW. My clients and companies I advise range from digital health startups to Fortune 500s.
8 years of Registered Nursing experience in the following inpatient areas: Acute Care Medical/Surgical/Pediatric, Emergency Room in Level 3 and 4 Trauma Centers, Intensive Care, Labor/Delivery, Nursery, Post Anesthesia Recovery, Float Nurse, and House Supervisor. Also have experience in Home Health and Hospice Nursing.
Served as the nurse team leader for an electronic medical record implementation for a critical access hospital converting from all paper documentation. Responsible for building electronic version of the paper forms. Also responsible for training all end-users (Physicians, Nurses, and ancillary staff).
I have been home sick for 3 years with autonomic neuropathy, a rare disease, but still have nursing running thick in my blood. I am able to offer expertise in all of the above areas, as well as offering expertise in patient advocacy as well as numerous health conditions.
Ashley has worked with the PCOS Community over the past 16 years, starting in 2000 as a PCOS Chat moderator on About. Com. Ashley served as a volunteer for PCOSA as a chapter coordinator from 2001-2002, Development Director 2002 -2003 and executive director 2003-2004 Advisory Board Member to PCOStrategies 2003-2004, PCOS Coordinator at Drexel PCOS Center from 2004-2007 and was founder and COO of Project PCOS from 2006-2008 Ashley continues to advocate for better treatment and awareness for PCOS with The online PCOS Petition, #LemonFaceChallenge and #HeartforPCOS and has made appearances to raise PCOS awareness including; Discovery Health Channel - Mystery Diagnosis, Fox News,Woman’s World Magazine,as well other media. Recipient of 2002 PCOSA Chairmans Award and a top ten finalist for Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year in 2008 for PCOS. Advocacy. Recipient of Ricardo Azziz PCOS Challenge Leadership Advocacy Award 2016 and WEGO Health finalist 2016 Health Activist Hero.
Senior Digital Director with 7+ years of agency experience in the pharma/healthcare space, and 20+ years of project management and quality assurance experience built on a strong engineering background. Successfully built, trained, and managed digital teams within the multi-disciplinary agency setting, delivering hundreds of projects on a multitude of digital platforms. Focused on refining the digital development process to implement organizational change, and measurably reduce overall costs and process lead times. Able to effectively communicate and present complex technology to audiences of all levels including peers, executives, and clients.
I am a freelance writer and patient advocate with over 15 years experience. I've had chronic illness since I was a child, and I have learned a lot about how to talk with and behave around doctors, how to be heard, how to manage chronic pain, how diet can make or break your health, and what specific lifestyle changes are necessary to put a chronic illness into remission. I am also an expert on autism, mental illness, chronic pain, and social media engagement.
Experience in healthcare practice, anesthesia, pain management, peri-operative medicine, critical care, obstetrics, all surgeries and all ages.
Well versed in helping others with health and wellness through lifestyle, nutrition, activity, mental and physical health management.
Business development, strategic oversight and advising, finance, marketing, growth, and leadership.
Looking for advising, consulting, panels, research, collaboration, and leadership sharing roles in all areas of health, wellness, clinical practice, patient care and management, technology solutions, business models, caregiver solutions, health care business, health care policy, health care reform, education, design and payment.
Cindy Herrick is a mom, teacher, musician, researcher, entrepreneur, maternal mental health (MMH) advocate. Her own experience with severe maternal mental health illness in 2012 sparked her desire to bring awareness and change to the maternal mental health system. She has been involved in several MMH and postpartum depression advisory panels and has been advocating for legislature and policy change on a state and national level. Cindy's main interest have been on developing patient centered evidenced based research and documenting the benefit of structured peer specialist training in the work of MMH. She has also been working to "mainstream" maternal mental health into the mental health system and to promote the interdisciplinary nature of the disease. She has been at the forefront of fighting the stigma against mental illness and changing the narrative on the stigmatized image of a mom struggling with mental illness.