Christine M. Wilson
VP of Advocacy at the National Patient Advocate Foundation
Christine Wilson brings deep and broad experience in healthcare communications, strategic planning and marketing to the project. She began her career with Fox Chase Cancer Center where she rose to the position of vice president for communications and marketing. Wilson played a key role in helping Fox Chase significantly expand its service and grow into one of the nation’s most respected research and clinical facilities. At Fox Chase, she served as a member of the senior management team, directed a team of 36 staff and represented the Center in numerous external endeavors.
After leaving Fox Chase, Wilson served as senior director of communications for the American Association for Cancer Research. In this capacity, she worked closely with top scientists and physicians to advance biomedical research to the public and professional audiences. She also served as liaison with Stand Up to Cancer, linking their fundraising and cancer awareness efforts with the cancer research and treatment world. Wilson next founded and directed her own consulting firm, specializing in working with academic and not for profit organizations on communications targeted to patients and strategic planning. In 2017, Wilson became the vice president for advocacy at the National Patient Advocate Foundation and Patient Advocate Foundation.
Wilson graduated from Wellesley College and received a MA in English literature from the University of Michigan. She also has a MS in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University and enjoys doing storytelling workshops with patients, caregivers, advocates and professionals.