patient advocacyit’s not only what I do,
it’s who I am.

Skills and Services

Constructs Solutions

…for biopharma companies to engage with thought leaders, patient advocacy organizations and government officials to improve access to care.

Coaches Patients

…to tell their stories in the most meaningful way so their experiences are 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

…on pathways and projects to achieve maximum input and construction of health policy decisions.

meet gwen

Part lawyer, part clinician, part Washington-insider, Gwen is a seasoned thought leader and creative magnet who brings decades of expertise to the health policy discussion with one aim in mind: ensuring patients are heard and their input is valued. As a lifelong patient herself, Gwen’s mission is to eliminate the disengagement and fear patients live with when the course is not clear, the outcome unknown, and their voice is not heard.

we’re in this
together

Gwen is a consummate professional, with a great mix of skills to execute on many different fronts. She moves easily from one area of expertise to another, be it writing, health policy or strategic planning. It was a great pleasure working with Gwen. When she gets a goal in her sights, she rarely misses. Above all else, her passion for the important things in life is extremely contagious.
Bob Stewart
Manager, FDA Programs at Abiomed
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
Principal, Avalere Health
I have had the great pleasure to know Gwen Mayes as our paths have crossed in women's health advocacy for the past few years. She is smart, articulate and generous with those who seek her counsel and much sought after guidance. Her extensive healthcare background gives her a unique perspective and knowledge base when it comes to seeking guidance with federal regulators and thought leaders in Washington DC. She is respected by her colleagues and business associates, and her sense of humor is superb. Lucky are those who are able to learn from her, work with her, and enjoy her keen mind and sharp wit.
Marta Hill Gray
Breakthrough Strategist / Connector / Women's Advocate / Spokresperson

Ideas and Insights

Finding Your Own Patient Voice
09.4.2019

One of the most surprising conversations I had while working in industry came when a colleague of mine in the regulatory department called to get my input on the value of patient engagement to the company.  He was drafting a response to FDA’s proposed ombudsmen-type “patient office” and new requirements to include patient experiences in […]

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Is Patient Storytelling a Civic Duty?
06.5.2019

During a meeting with the American College of Not-to-be-Named-Doctors, their staff shared with me that the Incoming President’s plan was for it to be “the year of the patient.” Immediately, I wondered why it wasn’t every year. Clearly the mission of any professional medical society is to be a voice for its members, but their […]

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