Gwendolyn Mayes, JD, MMSc

  • Consultant
  • Freelance Writer
  • Patient Story Coach
  • Physician Assistant
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • Lawyer
  • Professional Speaker
  • Government Relations Guide
  • Patient Advocate
  • Life Coach


  • to elevate the importance of the patient’s voice in healthcare decisions;
  • to communicate health policy in clear, everyday language;
  • to create solutions for the healthcare industry to deliver their best;
  • to facilitate the collaboration of vested stakeholders; and
  • to advocate for what it takes to improve access to care.

career highlights


Annapolis, MD/Washington, DC

Consultant to patient advocacy organizations, biopharma/device, health policy systems, and regulators with a focus on elevating the patient voice in policy formation. Collaborator and coalition-builder among stakeholders engaged with patients and patient advocacy organizations. Convinced that ‘everyone has a story’ and finds ways to use that story to affect change. Can write just about anything.

Founder/Life Coach

Annapolis, MD


Annapolis, MD

Deputy Director/Advocacy Relations

Washington, DC

Executive Director, Office of Women's Physical and Mental Health

Frankfort, KY

EVP Health Policy

Washington, DC

US Department of Health & Human Services, Chief, Operations & Analysis Branch, Division of Transplantation

Washington, DC

Director of Government Affairs & Reimbursement

Washington, DC


Alexandria, VA

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