Cynthia has a wealth of experience in the health care industry, both as a professional and as a patient advocate assisting families through serious medical conditions. She has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having worked for Novartis for the last 20 years. Among other things, she established a Patient Services Center providing reimbursement support and disease education to patients with specialty diseases. She was the co-Chair of a Novartis executive women’s organization, leading its growth from 50 to over 1,000 members. Cynthia also helped with strategic planning to prepare the corporation for changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act. Cynthia has served on a variety of nonprofit boards including New Jersey Hospice.
Cynthia is a St. John’s Medical Center Board of Trustees representative on the St. John’s Health Foundation Board.