The National Pain Advocacy Center
President and Founder
Founded and run nonprofit dedicated to advancing the health and human rights of people in pain.
Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship
Fellow, 2019-2020, Awarded fellowship for pain experts.
Chronic Pain/Opioids Task Force, National Council on Independent Living
Co-Chair, Spearhead advocacy on pain and addiction for nation’s largest disability rights group.
Healthy Women’s Task Force
Member, Work to eliminate race, sex and gender disparities in research and care.
Advisory Board Member, Work to expand access to multidisciplinary pain care.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies.
Successfully urged agencies to issue correctives that policymakers are misapplying federal opioid guidelines in ways that cause patient harm.
Oregon Medicaid Proposal.
Established network of experts in pain and addiction to successfully stop proposal that risked the health of 100,000 Medicaid recipients.
Advocacy Before Congress & State Legislatures.
Provided solicited testimony and stopped bills that threatened patient harm.
Advised on disability and substance use platforms of Democratic Presidential candidates.
For a full list of advocacy and policy changes see https://nationalpain.org/advocacy.