WASHINGTON, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation's leading family caregiving organization, announced its newest board member at the annual board meeting on June 15, 2016.
"We are pleased to welcome an exceptional healthcare industry professional, Joff Masukawa, to CAN's Board," said John Schall, CAN chief executive officer. "Our organization will benefit from his extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare arena and his understanding of the associated economic and access issues impacting the ability of caregivers to provide vital services to patients. His leadership and proven industry success will help to support CAN's critical role in ensuring the voice of the caregiver is included in the new value-oriented healthcare economy."
Joff Masukawa is President of Diligentia, LLC, a Washington D.C.-based consultancy that develops commercialization and external engagement strategies for innovative rare disease and specialty biopharmaceutical companies. Prior to founding Diligentia, Mr. Masukawa was Vice President and Global Head of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Shire. He has over 20 years of commercial and corporate experience at Shire, Genzyme, Visible Genetics, Gentiva, Labcorp and Merck. Mr. Masukawa is an adjunct instructor at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership. He also serves on the Board of Directors of The Center for Healthcare Innovation.
CAN's Board of Directors:
Dean Stephens, CEO, Talix, Chair
Wes Metheny, Partner, Penn Quarter Partners, Vice Chair
Marion T.R. Watkins, Alston & Bird, LLP, Office of Senator Robert Dole, Treasurer
Melissa Rowley, Secretary
Michelle Baker; Powell Tate
Joseph Delahunty; FTI Consulting
Joff Masukawa; Diligentia, LLC
Caregiver Action Network (www.CaregiverAction.org) is the nation's leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer's disease. CAN reaches caregivers on multiple platforms. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
For further information contact:
Lisa Winstel, Chief Operating Officer
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SOURCE Caregiver Action Network