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We would like to congratulate C-TAC Board Member Alexandra Drane, who has been named the 2019 Winner for Entrepreneurs at the Top Women in Healthcare Awards.
The award, presented by PR News and Access Intelligence, LLC., recognizes an executive transforming the healthcare business. The co-founder of ARCHANGELS, Rebel Health, Engage with Grace, and Eliza Corporation, Drane has demonstrated a tireless commitment to improving care for those with advanced illness and the loved ones who care for them.
‘It’s always weird as an entrepreneur to get recognized for anything – because by definition we always feel there is so much more to be done…and that is ABSOLUTELY the case with the 44 million unpaid caregivers providing over $480b of unpaid labor supporting and caring for their loved ones…so this award really goes out to them. To all you caregivers out there basically running the equivalent of a company solely focused on providing all the work that goes into caring for your loved one – we see you and salute you!’
She also serves as Wellness Expert for Prudential and in that role travels around the country hosting a mini-documentary series titled “The State of US” which has been airing for the last year as a national ad campaign. The series highlights the real-life stories of families across the country as they struggle with financial stress. One of the most recent spots (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZeaN7XJbYg) came out in May and was focused on honoring the importance of caregivers, highlighting the 1 in 4 caregivers who are millennials. ‘We need to expand the definition of health to include life, because when life goes wrong health goes wrong…caregiver stress, financial stress, workplace stress, relationship stress – these things are real for many of us regardless of our age – and they impact our health. I love the work CTAC is doing to address the impact advanced illness has across the spectrum – developing and advocating for care models that work for young and old, rural or urban, privileged or less so. What we all share is our humanity – and there is no more important time to care for each other than when times are hard.’
Drane was also recognized as one of Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, one of the Boston Globe’s 2013 Top 100 Women Leaders, one of Disruptive Women in Health Care’s Women to Watch in 2014, and on the Healthspottr Future Health 100 list.
C-TAC is proud to count Alexandra Drane as a member of our Board of Directors and appreciate her steadfast support to finding innovative solutions for people facing advanced illness and their families.
To learn more about the Top Women in Healthcare Awards, please click here.