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Heind Smith

Heind Smith, “Heidi” as most colleagues know her, is currently the US VP and Head of the Center of Operations Research and Excellence (US CORE) in US Oncology Medical at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.  Heidi has over 20 years of industry experience including roles in the hospital, CRO and pharmaceutical environments. …

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Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio

Sinsi Hernández-Cancio is the Director of Health Equity at Families USA, where she leads efforts to advance health equity and reduce disparities in health outcomes and health care access and quality. In this role, she has focused on building a movement and advancing policies that leverage health care and delivery…

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Suzette Figueroa Diaz

Suzette Figueroa Diaz is currently Director, Insulin Access and Affordability, US Diabetes, for Eli Lilly and Company.  She oversees initiatives that support patient access to insulin in the United States.  In her 10 years with Eli Lilly and Company, she has held several roles within Lilly Diabetes, working with Healthcare…

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Brandon Garrett

Before joining the National Minority Quality Forum as Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff to the CEO, E. Brandon Garrett served as a Managing Director at Paladin Healthcare Capital, where he completed hospital and healthcare acquisitions across the United States.  He also served as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman…

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Dr. Teri Heiland

Dr. Teri Heiland is the Sr. Vice President of Research and Development at Immunomic Therapeutics and cofounder of the Company. She has over 20 years of senior industry leadership experience. Her primary focus and expertise is in DNA vaccine design, optimization and development. In addition to her work to develop,…

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Carlos L. Rodríguez Ramos

Mr. Carlos L. Rodríguez Ramos serves as Chief Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Triple-S Management Corp. (TSM) a publicly traded company and independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with presence in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr. Rodríguez is also member of the…

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Manuel J. Diaz-Ramirez

Since December 2018, Manuel is the interim Director of Community Health Action at La Clinica Del Pueblo, Inc. in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. From June 2007 to November 2018, Manuel served as the LGBTQ Health Program Manager at La Clínica del Pueblo, Inc. overseeing HIV prevention programs and strategies…

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Howard Moon

Howard Moon is an Executive Director of Government Affairs at Amgen. Howard is responsible for directing Amgen’s advocacy with the House of Representatives, working directly with key Members of Congress and their staff. Howard provides strategic advice to senior executives on policy matters important to Amgen and works to educate…

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Hon. Allyson Y. Schwartz

Hon. Allyson Y. Schwartz, President and CEO of the Better Medicare Alliance and a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania who served from 2005-2015, is a nationally recognized leader on health care issues. Better Medicare Alliance is the leading advocacy coalition supporting Medicare Advantage. Having worked…

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Gabriel Maldonado

Raised in the City of Compton, Gabriel Maldonado is the Founder and CEO of TruEvolution — a social justice and community health organization advancing the quality of life and human dignity of LGBTQ people based in Riverside, California. Having served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV, Gabriel works to…

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