Cecilia Arradaza is FasterCures' communications and policy director. She manages communications programs, stakeholder outreach strategies and policy priorities. Cecilia has more than 15 years of experience in strategic communications on key issues that impact medical research and the life sciences industry. She joined FasterCures from Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA), a health communications firm, where she managed public affairs for clients including Johnson & Johnson, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and VHA Inc. Before joining CCA, Cecilia implemented issues advocacy initiatives for pharmaceutical and foundation clients of Hyde Park Communications, managed media relations and public education efforts for the American Psychiatric Association, and was part of the health and international public affairs practices at Powell Tate. Cecilia began her health communications career at the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Women's Health Network. She is an active advocate for accelerating progress on Alzheimer's disease, having lost her father to Alzheimer’s and seeing the diseases devastating ripple effects.