Change Management – From Insights Into Action

What does it take for a company to achieve change management on diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts? What is the momentum needed within a company to take on D&I efforts? What tools and resources currently exist? How does one engage with the CEO and leadership on these efforts? These questions and more will be explored as you join experts who have tackled these challenges and will provide solutions that work towards change management best practices of D&I efforts, driving insights into action.

What does it take for a company to achieve change management on diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts? What is the momentum needed within a company to take on D&I efforts? What tools and resources currently exist? How does one engage with the CEO and leadership on these efforts? These questions and more will be explored as you join experts who have tackled these challenges and will provide solutions that work towards change management best practices of D&I efforts, driving insights into action.

Session Chair(s)

Dyan  Bryson

Dyan Bryson

Patient Engagement Strategist

Inspired Health Strategies, LLC, United States

Dyan Bryson is a patient engagement strategist and has forged the way for the patient engagement space since 2007. After spending 20+ years in traditional sales, sales leadership and marketing at Merck and Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis) Dyan has spent the last 15 years laser focused on patient engagement, patient advocacy, patient-centricity. Dyan makes the life sciences industry talk of being patient centered very real. When inspired by a project she did for a large pharma client Dyan realized the industry was missing the opportunity to include patients/patient insights in drug and device development from pre-IND through commercialization. She has developed and executed projects that have produced behavior change, improved adherence rates.

Speaker(s)

Anthony  Yanni, MD, MBA

Anthony Yanni, MD, MBA

SVP, Patient Centricity

Astellas, United States

Jessica S. Scott, JD, MD

Jessica S. Scott, JD, MD

President

Legacy Health Strategies , United States

Jessica is a Patient Engagement leader who brings to Legacy Health Strategies a combined acumen of medicine and law, together with innovative thinking, to drive the culture change of increasing patient perspectives in medical product development to result in mutually beneficial outcomes for patients and industry. She is known as a credible and trusted thought-leader and collaborator, bringing novel solutions, digital strategies, and patient-centered approaches to biotech, med tech and pharmaceutical industries and across multi-stakeholder groups. She has deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry from leadership positions at GlaxoSmithKline and Takeda where she focused on building patient perspectives into the process of R&D.

Donna  Schwarz

Donna Schwarz

Founder

Schwarz Consultants, United States

Adam  Brown

Adam Brown

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Clinark, United States

Adam obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Wittenberg University in Biology in Springfield, Ohio. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer at ClinArk and advisory board member at the Wittenberg Institute for Public Humanities and Sciences. Prior to founding ClinArk, Adam spent his entire career developing clinical trial strategies at some of the largest contract research organizations (CROs) in the world. He has a passion for increasing clinical trial awareness and access.

Danielle  Mitchell

Danielle Mitchell

CEO and Founder

Black Women In Clinical Research, United States

Marya  Shegog, MPH

Marya Shegog, MPH

Health Equity and Diversity Coordinator

The Lazarus Project, United States

Douglas  Noland, MBA

Douglas Noland, MBA

Head of Patient Partnerships, Executive Director

Astellas, United States

I’ve worked in healthcare for the past 30 years, and Astellas for the last 15 years, in a variety of leadership roles from manufacturing to sales and marketing as well as strategy, change and innovation. The past few years at Astellas have enabled me to discover my real passion is for helping to create a meaningful and lasting impact through the creation and delivery of “even more” VALUE for the patients that we serve. As head of Patient Partnership's, me and my team have the opportunity to create authentic platforms for Astellas colleagues across our business to better understand and address what truly matters most to patients and their families.