Our team

Your Go-To Team for Measurably Impactful Patient Engagement

Patient Advocacy Strategies is a strategic consulting firm that supports the life science ecosystem in building patient advocacy relations.

PAS supports the industry’s innovation through targeted collaborations between patients, foundations and a multitude of health stakeholders.

Our Approach

Flexible, agile strategies built for your team's unique needs.

Research never stands still. Neither should your patient engagement strategy.

Our team comes from backgrounds steeped in the life sciences, patient advocacy, public health, corporate communications, design, web development, and more.


The team, paired with deep relationships in the world of patient advocacy, means that Patient Advocacy Strategies is uniquely equipped to not only craft purpose-built engagement initiatives for your team's immediate needs, but to drive those initiatives all the way from concept to launch.
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our people

Michael Walsh

Principal/CEO

Michael Walsh is the Principal/CEO of Patient Advocacy Strategies, overseeing all aspects of the company’s direction and client strategy. He has spent his 24-year career within the life science industry and calls upon this experience to offer strategic counsel and leadership to clients.

Prior to establishing PAS, Michael served in advocacy and management leadership roles at Amgen, MedImmune, Biogen, InterMune, and Genentech.

Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Prescription Process Advocacy Network, the OA Action Alliance, Corporator for Eagle Bank, and previously served on the Board for the MA March Of Dimes, Co-Chair of the MassBio Marketing & Communications Committee and the MassBio Patient Advocacy Task Force.

Kelly Fitzsimmons

Senior Director, Advocacy

A veteran communicator and patient advocate with more than 25 years experience in the fields of public relations, corporate communications, patient advocacy and visual arts, Kelly provides creative input and direction for all external communications initiatives for all Patient Advocacy Strategies clients.

Kelly’s role as a patient advocate began after the extreme premature birth and NICU hospitalization of her son. Through this very personal experience, Kelly became a passionate and tireless supporter of issues related to maternal, fetal and newborn health. She uses her communications background and expertise to become a passionate and tireless supporter of issues related to maternal, fetal and newborn health.

Terri Long

Strategy Consultant

Terri is a Strategy Consultant for Patient Advocacy Strategies, developing strategic planning and decisions in bridging patient advocacy groups and pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries.

Terri uses her health and research background to make an impact in healthcare, maternal health, and the rare disease space.Terri is a graduate of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in Sociomedical Studies and Health Policy and Practice.

Working in her hometown of Miami, FL with people living with HIV/AIDS formed and solidified Terri's passion for patient advocacy and community formed its roots. Terri’s goal is to be an advocate for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and underrepresented communities.

How Patient Engagement Supports Your Research and Team.

The foundation for strategy development begins at the convergence of business objectives and patient needs. Under PAS leadership, the patient voice is effectively integrated to enrich the value creation of the drug development process.

Understand Your Target Patient Community

The foundation for strategy development begins at the convergence of business objectives and patient needs

Build authentic Advocacy relationships

Our vast network of patient and disease stakeholders enables us to map the most effective influencers with a health condition and therapeutic area

identify key challenges earlier

PAS brings over two decades of experience working with patient communities to optimize the narrative that amplifies what it is like to live with a health condition

build brand goodwill

PAS strategically aligns and engages diverse stakeholders with common objectives to galvanize collective action to achieve mutual goals

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Best-in-class patient engagement

The foundation for strategy development begins at the convergence of business objectives and patient needs. Under PAS leadership, the patient voice is effectively integrated to enrich the value creation of the drug development process.

Strategy Development

The foundation for strategy development begins at the convergence of business objectives and patient needs

Disease Landscape Analysis

Our vast network of patient and disease stakeholders enables us to map the most effective influencers with a health condition and therapeutic area

Patient Testimony

PAS brings over two decades of experience working with patient communities to optimize the narrative that amplifies what it is like to live with a health condition

Stakeholder Development and Coalition Building

PAS strategically aligns and engages diverse stakeholders with common objectives to galvanize collective action to achieve mutual goals

Non-Profit Advocacy Organization Leadership

PAS brings a wealth of experience leading patient advocacy organizations, charitable and philanthropic foundations to maximize resources to advance their purpose

Public Policy Advocacy

PAS builds alliances with disease leaders and influencers to construct policies that maximizes patient access to high-quality care to improve health outcomes

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how Patient advocacy impacted our clients

The foundation for strategy development begins at the convergence of business objectives and patient needs. Under PAS leadership, the patient voice is effectively integrated to enrich the value creation of the drug development process.

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Creation of Centralized, Rare Disease Patient Initiative

Establish a centralized patient support effort that helped key stakeholders identify research, disease and treatment data.
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