Consulting to companies seeking to further their mental health presence. Speaking is a forte. I can fly anywhere in the world for your event. My past experience includes, but is not limited to: featured speaker at the NNDC's (National Network of Depression Centers) National Convention in Chicago, panelist at WEGO Health's ePat Con in Philadelphia and DBSA NJ featured speaker.
I have varied, extensive writing experience for on-line publications (Huffington Post, BPHope.com), newspaper and magazine article writing. I'm a project person, in between writing books, Available to write, edit or consult..
I became ill in 2001 and over 4 years saw 51 specialists that could not diagnose my illness. I was handed a Medline study from Christopher Reeves' Neurologist and was told to find the surgeon that performed that study. It lead me to Pittsburgh & Dr Peter Jannetta, Godfather of Modern Neurosurgery. He saved me from becoming a quadriplegic & worse. I never imagined I would develop multiple Rare Diseases at 31 yrs old, I had to learn to live a new limited life and the only way to start was with knowledge, then with helping others when I was well enough, and I have never stopped. I am a Leader in the Rare Disease Community, a Healthcare Activist, and Lobbyist. I have been fortunate to work with 1000's of Rare Disease Patients, Health and Disease Organizations and Foundations, Healthcare Stakeholders and learned from them all. Now I try and improve Healthcare one day and project at a time.
Professional marketer, strategist and communicator with 13 years experience as an entrepreneur in the entertainment business and with Red Bull North America. Currently the co-founder of Studio7, a boutique creative agency based in NYC, focused on building consumer brands.
Currently fighting Lyme disease while advocating for awareness, funding, research and policy change for the 300,000+ Americans diagnosed each year.
Former college athlete. Currently exploring bio-hacking for optimal performance.
I have been a patient advocate for 5+ years, and founded Lady of Lyme to be a place of information, community, and advice. I have met and consulted with patients who are both newly diagnosed and everywhere in between. I can help connect you to resources, provide you with helpful checklists, and guide you in other ways as needed.
Worked closely with other advocates and patients through various social media outlets and my own website. Mastered community engagement, led support groups/patient chats, presented at several conferences, and participated in a plethora of paid writing opportunities.