…for biopharma and device companies that want a creative approach to putting a human face on a complex need.
…to tell their stories in the most purposeful way so their input is equally if not more valuable than data and stats.
…in plain language so that patients and those who care for them understand their impact on access to care and potential for good health.
… with ideas and pathways to achieve measurable improvements in the development of a care.
Part lawyer, part clinician, long time Washington-insider, Gwen is a seasoned thought leader and creative magnet who brings decades of expertise to the discussion with one aim in mind: ensuring patients are heard and their input is valued.
A storyteller at heart, Gwen helps biopharma companies and advocates tell a better story — one that captures the essence of what it means to improve or save a life.
Gwen has a unique ability to navigate complex organizations -- understands the passion of advocates and helps them make their strongest case for support in many ways. She is candid, responsive and creative in her approaches to policy and philanthropy. It was a pleasure to work with Gwen when she was the "hub" for Planned Parenthood's relationship with Bayer. Her hands-on and "roll the sleeves up" approach to the work together made every interaction productive and meaningful.
It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Gwen Mayes as a patient coach for speaking engagements and work with advocacy groups who engage with patients who are speaking in public. I was fortunate to work with Gwen in my very first speaking engagement. I was nervous and apprehensive to talk about my experience as a cardiac patient. Our stories are so very personal and at times so raw that we can be over whelmed about what we should and shouldn’t include in our speech. With her guidance, support and enthusiasm I was able to confidently sail through my speech. So much so that at the end I was sad it went so quickly! I have, absolutely no reservation in offering my highest recommendation of Gwen Mayes. She will exceed expectations every time and serve as a great asset to not only your speaking engagement but to your confidence as well.
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.
With news of COVID-19 all around us, there’s a pretty predictable rhythm to my days. When the anxiety rises from watching the news, I counter with online yoga and eating fruit. When panic grows from not being paid, I grab the wine bottle and phone a friend. I go up and down like a seesaw. […]
If you could change our healthcare system in the US, what would be the first thing you would do? That was the question posed to an audience of patients, caregivers, and their close friends recently at a forum in Washington, DC on the anniversary of the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Hands raised immediately. […]