Work & Volunteer Experience

Work Experience

FOUNDER & CONSULTANT – BS Strategy, Los Angeles CA (2021-present)
Consulting firm supporting initiatives and organizations that improve the health of individuals and communities.

  • Partners with entrepreneurs, community leaders and investors to support the creation, funding, and growth of equitable health and wellness organizations.
  • Systems thinker providing strategic business recommendations based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Knowledge translator with expertise in relationship building, strategic planning, creating playbooks, due diligence, brainstorming, and study design.
  • Speaker, executive wellness coach and educator facilitating conversations around health, access, social justice, advocacy, and innovation.

Investment Fellowships (2022)

DIRECTOR, CROSSIX ANALYTICS SERVICES – Veeva Systems, New York NY (1/2020-11/2021)
Health-focused technology group within Veeva dedicated to advancing healthcare marketing with analytics and innovative planning, targeting, measurement, and optimization solutions.

  • Leveraged advanced analytics to help life science brands maximize the impact of their $100M+ marketing budgets.
  • Drove market effectiveness with access to the health, health-adjacent (SDOH), and marketing data of 300M+ patients.
  • Mentored, grew, and managed a delivery team that achieved a 100% client renewal rate and significant deal growth.
  • Veeva Pride Community Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Committee Chair   

PRINCIPAL, LIFE SCIENCES – HealthVerity, Philadelphia PA (2018-2019) 
Healthtech startup focused on the discovery, licensing and linkage of data.       

  • Managed partnerships that developed innovative data exchanges and streamlined patient management systems.
  • Curated novel data sets, including enterprise-generated and industry-leading health and SDOH patient-level data sources.
  • Led business development, sales, and execution on a multi-million dollar client portfolio, driving all stages of opportunity development.

Big data analytics startup focused on applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) in healthcare.

  • Developed partnerships that applied AI and machine learning to accelerate therapeutic development and commercialization for life science companies and optimize patient care for healthcare providers and payers.
  • Identified opportunities, created proposals, and led the deployment of advanced analytics solutions in a multi-million dollar portfolio.
  • Member of the extended executive team; supported Series C fundraising, investor, and board meetings.
  • Devised successful implementation and management plans, prepared forecast reports and managed key sales performance metrics. 

MANAGER, BD STRATEGY & RESEARCH SCIENTIST – Precision Health Economics [now PrecisionHEOR], Los Angeles CA (2015-2016)
Research consulting group focused on the economic and social value of treatments and care delivery.

  • Quantified the economic and social value of interventions, value-based care, policy initiatives, and patient advocacy.
  • Generated evidence to support the use and reimbursement of therapeutics, services and devices.
  • Created and implemented BD and go-to-market strategies for sales, marketing and operations teams.

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – Mapi Group [now ICON plc], Boston MA (2012-2015)
Consulting group focused on patient-centred health outcomes research and commercialization.

  • Generated evidence to support the approval and reimbursement of therapeutics and devices.
  • Led HEOR and SMA research projects conducted for pharmaceutical and biotech clients, proposed and negotiated project contracts, budgets and timelines.
  • Managed multidisciplinary, multinational project teams from study inception through completion, including proposal development and the dissemination of study results.  
  • Developed and advanced methods for demonstrating drug value, safety and effectiveness, HEOR studies, and economic evaluations.  
  • Developed and disseminated scientifically sound value stories to a variety of healthcare stakeholders.  

RESEARCH ASSISTANT McGill University, Department of Epidemiology and Sociology, Montreal QC (2010-2012) 
Research funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research & Canada Foundation for Innovation.

  • Conducted extensive reviews of government healthcare legislation and reports.
  • Develop a standardized international research database capturing the healthcare policies of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.
  • Quantified the health policies and insurance schemes of OECD countries over 20 years, focusing on social inequalities and barriers to healthcare access.
  • Analyzed the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of private and publicly funded healthcare services.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT • Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal QC (2010-2012) 
Research funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research.

  • Wrote grants, protocols and publications for epidemiological studies focused on infectious diseases in immigrant and high-risk populations 
  • Managed and led collaborative projects between physicians, statisticians, and other researchers.
  • Developed standardized manuals and protocol guides for the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES) research group.
  • Conducted advanced statistical analyses such as multivariate analyses, survival analyses, and conditional logistic regressions.
  • Organized, cleaned, and analyzed data from large databases such as the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) database.

LAB MANAGER & RESEARCH ANALYST • Arkansas Bioscience Institute, Jonesboro AR (2009- 2010)
Research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense & National Institute of Health.

  • Coordinated projects involving military contractors, academic researchers, clinicians and policymakers.
  • Mentored and supervised undergraduate and high school students.
  • Managed budgets, contracts, grants and other research-related documents for laboratory and animal projects funded by the US Military and Defense budget and the NIH.
  • Led research projects in the fields of neuroscience, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, and toxicology

Volunteer Experience

  • Eat Move Meditate Board member (2022-present) 
  • Social Justice Partners Los Angeles (SJPLA) – Partner, Accelerator Coach, Bylaw Committee (2021-present)
  • UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator – Mentor (2023-present)   
  • Greater Memphis Planned Parenthood Volunteer (Summer 2009)
  • Student Government Association – International Student Senator and Multicultural Committee Member (2008-2009)
  • Women in Science – President, Group Leader, and Organizer (2005-2009)
  • Girls of Promise North East Arkansas Conference – Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, Group leader (2009)
  • Colleges Against Cancer – Fundraiser and event organizer (2005-2009)
  • Craighead County & Golden Ears Soccer Associations – Coach, mentor, referee, player (2000-2009)
  • Jonesboro CityYouth – Volunteer (2008)
  • KEEPS (Kanaka Education and Environmental Partnership Society) – Volunteer (2002-2003)

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