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Top Addiction Patient Experts

MaDonna

Advocating Healthcare Consultants

MaDonna
Addiction
ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Aging/Senior Health
Alternative Medicine
Arthritis
Autoimmune Diseases
Birth Defects
Bone Diseases
Cancer
Caregiving
Children's Health
Diabetes
Healthy Living
Heart Disease
Heart Health
Infertility
Men's Health
Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain)
Parenting and Family Health
Pregnancy
Rare Diseases
Sexual Health
Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Smoking Cessation
Thyroid Diseases
Women's Health
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Health Data Tracking
Program Development
Public Relations
Peewee Valley, KY
available 31-40 hours/week

I am a nurse and respiratory therapist. My daughter has a progressive heart disease and while being her healthcare support I have found myself being an advocate for many others. I am now doing this as a career. My mission is to be able to accompany the client through their illness or wellness to a meaningful experience.

Services include:
Office visit companion
Care plan review and advising
Locating specialist for needed care
Audit medical billing and/or intervention as requested
Coordinate home care to aid in keeping client grounded in their environment
Evaluating facility needs if home care is not feasible
Acquiring durable medical equipment when applicable

Aaron

Advocate, Writer and Social Commentator

Aaron
Addiction
Clinical Trials
Health Public Policy
HIV/AIDS
Men's Health
Mental Health
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Clinical Research
Crowdsourcing
Digital Marketing
Influencer Marketing
Social Media
Social Networking
Strategy
Saint Louis, MO
available 10-20 hours/week

I am an experienced public speaker who has been contracted to speak at events ranging from the Pathways to Adulthood Convening (Administration of Children, Youth and Families), ADAP Advocacy Association, Missouri Department of Corrections (HIV and Prison Populations), PrEP Advocacy Panel at the Hollywood Improv, just to name a few. I have been a guest lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis as well as Saint Louis University.

I blog regularly for The Body, Advocate and Huffington Post. My HIV Journey on Youtube has been seen around the world by more than a million viewers. Most recently I was featured in "Live bold, Live Now" which won the PM360 Elite award for patient advocacy. I have also been recognized in the Advocates "40 under 40" and the POZ 100 for my advocacy work within the field of HIV/AIDS.

Christina

From Bipolar Hot Mess to C.O.O.of a Non Profit, My Success

Christina
Addiction
ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Eating Disorders
Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain)
Blogger
Marketing
Peer Support
Program Development
Social Media
available 31-40 hours/week

Wanting to use my 2 Bachelor's degrees, Criminal Justice and the other Paralegal Studies, I spent about 8 years working in top Chicago law firms as a litigation paralegal in Intellectual Property, Toxic Tort, Class Action, as well as insurance defense, and police brutality; So, in addition to my year of law school, I have a pretty broad scope of legal experience to offer.
After my legal career, my mental health social media career began at Ask A Bipolar, blogging and marketing, while also blogging for International Bipolar Foundation., I started my own website so I could blog and help others by using my own journey through bipolar disorder, eating disorders, etc.. This gave me a lot of social media.experience.
Now, I am the C.O.O. of Hope Xchange . We do peer to peer mentoring, mental health advocacy and suicide prevention. As COO, I have learned a plethora of things regarding running a non profit and other upper management skills needed to run an organization.

Danny

Founder Health Hats

Danny
Addiction
Alternative Medicine
Autoimmune Diseases
Children's Health
Developmental Disabilities
Health Public Policy
Men's Health
Mental Health
Multiple Sclerosis
Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain)
Blogger
Business Development
Clinical Research
Consumer Engagement
Editor
Executive Coach
Mobile App Development
Peer Support
Project Management
Strategy
Usability Testing
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Arlington, MA
available 10-20 hours/week

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.

Alisha

Writer, Health Activist, Public Speaker, Patient Recruiter, Social Media Expert, Consulting

Alisha
Acne
Addiction
Anxiety
Birth Control
Chronic Illness
Clinical Trials
Depression
Psoriasis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sexual Health
Sickle Cell Disease
Skin Health/Diseases
Women's Health
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Blogger
Clinical Research
Consumer Engagement
Copywriter
Digital Marketing
Event Planner
Influencer Marketing
Marketing
Online Moderation
Peer Support
Product & App Testing
Program Development
Public Relations
Reporter
Social Media
Social Networking
6 More 6 Less
College park, GA
available 10-20 hours/week

I am a multi-media relations professional, award winning writer, and a diligent community advocate. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts in 2010, I began my career in Broadcasting; however, over the years I came to realize my true passion is in serving others through advocacy. I am attending Georgia State University in order to complete additional coursework in the Sciences. After completion, I will be pursuing a Master of Physician Assistant Studies with a focus in Dermatology.

Currently I am a health media entrepreneur. I provide services for a variety of clients which include social media management, article writing, patient recruitment, advocacy, patient engagement, public speaking, consulting services, and much more. I am currently looking for additional temporary or long-term freelance work in the above areas.

Cynthia

Mental Health/ Patient Advocate. Epatient (Post Partum Depression). Content Writing & Development. Public Speaking.

Cynthia
Addiction
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Depression
Eating Disorders
Endometriosis
Health Public Policy
High Risk Pregnancy
Other
Schizophrenia
Women's Health
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Blogger
Consumer Engagement
Consumer Insights
Copywriter
Event Planner
Peer Support
Public Relations
Social Media
Demarest, NJ
available as required

Cynthia Chazen was born to ask people to take action !
A 20 year career in sales/sales management honed her ability to talk to anyone, anywhere, about anything. She came to mental health advocacy not after a short experience of post-partum depression (now 23+years in recovery), but due to a realization that every important relationship in her life had been colored by mental illness or substance abuse.
Her brother died by suicide in 2008. It was time to act.

In 2013 she joined a grassroots initiative in Bergen County, NJ called the Stigma Free Zones. She was soon writing & editing their email blog, arranging conferences (2016 Interfaith Round Table on Mental Health) and speaking publicly representing the SFZ; with NJ legislators, at mental health conferences, and for NJAMHAA (NJ Assoc. of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies). Cynthia won the 2016 NJ Governor's Award for Fighting Stigma. She was chosen for Janssen Pharmaceutical's Health EVoices 2017 conference. See LinkedIn.

Shane

Founder of the Speaking to the Heart Radio Network

Shane
Addiction
Anxiety
Brain Health
Chronic Illness
Depression
Disabilities
Mental Health
Migraine
Other
Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain)
Stroke
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Blogger
Editor
Event Planner
Executive Coach
Influencer Marketing
Peer Support
Proofreader
Public Relations
Social Media
Social Networking
Strategy
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Troy, NY
available 40+ hours/week

In 2012, I decided to utilize my expertise in process management along with my advocacy for Mental Health Issues from a patient's point of view. I have been a Keynote Speaker on subjects such as depression, borderline personality disorder, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2013, I wrote a motivational piece titled "Arisen Strength". The piece took a journey from despair to strength, and then from strength to purpose in helping others. In 2014, I created a motivational podcast called "Arisen Strength" aimed to help others be more than the challenges they face. In 2015. I developed an internet radio network to showcase awareness and support for all types of challenges.

I can provide, but not limited to:

> Radio Advertising (Audio and Digital)
> A platform to bring awareness to a cause, condition or brand
> Professional interviews
> Professional audio and video editing
> Professional voice-over
> Audio Narration (Audiobooks Podcast, Educational Materials)

Daniel

Founder; Lilmesican Productions, Put It Together Podcast,

Daniel
Addiction
Anxiety
Arthritis
Cancer
Depression
HIV/AIDS
Migraine
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sexual Health
Social Media
Laguna Beach, CA
available as required

Diagnosed with AIDS in 2000, an Advocate and Activist on HIV/AIDS since 2001. Anal Cancer survivor since 2015. Colostomate since 2016. Diagnosed with Depression in 2002. PTSD due to Health Issues in 2017.
Have done Prevention Education to high schools, colleges & universities, approx 3000 students a year in Orange County, CA.
CA Certified HIV Tester & Counselor for a HIV Service Agency & Addiction Rehabilitation Homes in the area.

Brian D.

CEO at Decide 2 Evolve

Brian D.
Addiction
Anxiety
Arthritis
Asthma
Fitness
Healthy Living
Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Seasonal Allergy
Smoking Cessation
Blogger
Business Development
Digital Marketing
Finance
Peer Support
Social Media
Social Networking
Mechanicsburg, PA
available 10-20 hours/week

In Commonwealth of Pa - since 2010: Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) and Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Facilitator, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Facilitator; DBSA + NAMI + MHA + D&A group certified facilitator since 2009. #1 best-selling published author of "A Mental Health Survival Guide - How to Manage the Severities of a Multi-Mental Health Diagnosis 1st Ed." Smart Recovery facilitator (pending 2017)

Since 2002 - in person and online - managing via seeking solutions to - anxiety, allergies, asthma, addiction, arthritis (OA + inflammatory) insomnia, PTSD (a thriving childhood sex abuse survivor)

gabe

Gabe Howard, Mental Health Writer, Speaker, and Activist

gabe
Addiction
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Eating Disorders
Mental Health
Obesity
Blogger
Crowdsourcing
Executive Coach
Influencer Marketing
Marketing
Peer Support
Public Relations
Social Media
Social Networking
available as required

Gabe Howard is a professional public speaker, award-winning writer, and award-winning activist as well a person living with bipolar and anxiety disorders.

Diagnosed in 2003, he has made it his mission to put a human face on mental illness, confronting the fear, discrimination, and stigmatization people diagnosed with these illnesses often face.

Gabe has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards in the mental health community. His writing has been featured in a number of health sites online. He has worked with several respected advocacy organizations and worked with hundreds of families and individuals.

He currently hosts The Psych Central Show Podcast sponsored by PsychCentral.com, writes for bipolar Magazine, and is the author of the blog, Don't Call Me Crazy.

Karl

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Expert

Karl
Addiction
Bipolar Disorder
Blogger
Consumer Insights
Peer Support
Amherst, NY
available less than 10 hours/week

I have over 15 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field, I am a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor..I am also a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor in the Adult, Youth, Veterans, Older Adult and Higher Education curricula. I serve on the Boards of the Mental Health Association in New York State and the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network.

I am the author of "Working on Wellness: A Practical Guide to Mental Health" and have been a contributing writer and blogger for BP magazine and HealthyPlace.com.

I have delivered a variety of mental health-related workshops as well as keynote addresses. I have co-facilitated workshops for the UCC Widening the Welcome Conference as well as the Mental Health in New York State Conference.

I have lived with bipolar disorder and co-occurring addiction disorder since 1981 and have been clean since 1988. My last manic episode was in March 1995.

Jill

Mother of 5, 3 with special needs, (tuberous sclerosis complex), Marathoner, Fundraiser, Blogger

Jill
Addiction
ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Child Behavior Disorders
Epilepsy
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Tuberous Sclerosis Complex
Blogger
Other
Peer Support
Social Media
Social Networking
RUTLAND, MA
available 10-20 hours/week

My goal as a Health Expert, is to help people make connections in a personal and productive way in such to enable them to get the crucial support needed to navigate their lives effectively and efficiently while in the midst of a health crisis personally or for a family member, or just researching options.. I draw from a wide range of personal and professional experience. As a mother of 5, 3 with a complex medical condition that has required intense involvement with many different medical professionals from various specialties, social workers, psychologists, mentors, educators, among others. A daily commitment to doing the best I can for each one of my children so they might be in a position and/or have the tools to engage in life in such a way that they are mostly happy and fulfilled, and am confident I can assist others in doing the same! I use running and blogging as therapeutic tools to maintain perspective and sanity.

Scott

Physcian, Executive, Entrepreneur, Healer, Leader and Sharer

Scott
Addiction
Aging/Senior Health
Alternative Medicine
Anxiety
Chronic Illness
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Diabetes
Eating Disorders
Fitness
Healthy Living
Heart Disease
High Risk Pregnancy
Men's Health
Mental Health
Neuromuscular Disorders
Nutrition
Obesity
Pain (Chronic Pain, Joint Pain, Back Pain)
Parenting and Family Health
Pregnancy
Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Stroke
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Business Development
Clinical Research
Consumer Engagement
Copywriter
Finance
Health Data Tracking
Influencer Marketing
Operations
Product Development
Program Development
Project Management
Proofreader
Strategy
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Leawood, KS
available 10-20 hours/week

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.

Donald

Stage 4 Lung Cancer Advocate/Speaker

Donald
Addiction
Cancer
Heart Disease
Lung Cancer
Business Development
Clinical Research
Consumer Engagement
Consumer Insights
Online Moderation
Social Networking
Santa Rosa, CA
available 10-20 hours/week

I was diagnosed stage 4 lung cancer in June of 2009. I have received chemotherapy, targeted therapies and am currently stable on immunotherapy. The past eight years I have sat on numerous medical panels, public forums and have done multiple media events for Genentech for lung cancer awareness.. Recently I spoke at Genentech’s All Bio Conference in Chicago.

I have been a Consumer Reviewer for the Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program since 2013. I am on the Patient Advisory Boards of Lungevity, Surviveit and The Society of Immunotherapy of Cancer, I am also on the Patient Action Committee of John Hopkins University.for Project Transform.

My story has been shared multiple times over the years by multiple media organizations including Patient Resources, ASCO Post, ABC News, Stanford Medicine Scope. Links to stories that have been shared about Penny and I are easy to locate on the internet.