raising the patient voice to improve healthcare for all

Skills and Services

Constructs Solutions

…for biopharma and device companies that want a creative approach to putting a human face on a complex need.

Coaches Patients

…to tell their stories in the most purposeful way so their input is equally if not more valuable than data and stats.

Communicates Policy

…in plain language so that patients and those who care for them understand their impact on access to care and potential for good health.

Connects Leaders

… with ideas and pathways to achieve measurable improvements in the development of a care.

meet gwen

Gwen is a lawyer, physician assistant, writer, and long time Washington-insider, who blends decades of expertise in government affairs, health policy, and patient advocacy with one aim in mind: ensuring patients have an opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to ensure the best healthcare possible for all.

Gwen has lived a lifetime with an inherited heart condition, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, and draws upon her personal experiences navigating the healthcare system to further the discussion — whether determining healthcare financing, access to care, selection of providers, or development of new therapies — she’s experienced it first-hand and anticipates what ‘others at the table’ need to hear.

A storyteller at heart, Gwen consults and coaches biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, policy firms, PR firms, and patient advocacy organizations to tell a better story — one that captures the essence of what it means to improve or save a life.

we’re in this
together

I worked with Gwen in 2019 when I was asked by Edwards Lifesciences to share my story as a widow of a sepsis victim and as a patient who had survived sepsis. I have since been working with my state lawmakers to get state-mandated sepsis protocols passed in Georgia. Gwen helped me identify the parts of my story that would be most influential and have the greatest impact on our legislators. Working with her 1:1 gave me clarity, great ideas, and practice to be a better storyteller!
Karen Y. Moore
James D. Moore Memorial Foundation For Sepsis Awareness
Gwen is a passionate and extremely knowledgeable advocate for patients. She uses her deep health policy expertise to help further public policy change that reflects patients' needs. She mixes passion for the issues and patients with a willingness and desire to understand multiple viewpoints.
NICOLE TAPAY, JD
(Former) Principal, Avalere Health
Gwen brings a unique perspective to the advocacy relations team from her career-long accomplishments in public policy and regulatory affairs. She is committed to finding ways to elevate the patient's voice in public policy and bringing energy and respect to the patient's experience in all that Bayer does for patients.
Gissoo Decotiis
Global Patient Advocacy Lead, GMA

Ideas and Insights

Chronic Illness and the Impact on Mental Health
07.8.2024

When I was barely 30 years old, over half my lifetime ago, a cardiologist diagnosed me with a genetic heart condition and told me, “You will have a shortened life expectancy.”  In the matter of one lunch hour my dreams of living a full and rewarding life vanished. That day he also told me, “The […]

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Avoid Anxiety Triggers Before They Occur
07.8.2024

Living with a chronic heart condition I have had to identify what causes my anxiety to worsen. Sometimes it can be a person whom I have been at odds with at work or in a relationship. Often it is waiting for a lab result or doctor’s appointment knowing that my being short of breath and […]

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