Putting Non-Profit Involvement Outside the Box
This is episode number eleven, and today we speak with Patricia Cornet, a changemaker and healthcare committee member at capracare. Pat is passionate about delivering health-focused solutions to ensure access to innovative treatments for patients and advancing women's careers and the development of young girls. She has over fifteen years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is the Co-Founder of Women of Color in Pharma. She’s an expert in external relations, designing roles that bridge perspectives between groups who don’t always come together to solve complex clinical practices and treatment access challenges. She’s an avid advocate and proponent of inclusivity in the workplace and society. In 2015, she co-founded an informal network to address gaps for women of color in the pharmaceutical industry. Pat is a mother, novice runner, and cellist and has been actively involved in non-profit activities focused on advancing women and young girls. Our conversation was impactful and encouraging, and I cannot wait for you to join in! Here we go!
More of the overview on Patricia Cornet:
Pat is passionate about delivering health focused solutions to ensure access to innovative treatments to patients and advancing the careers of women and development of young girls. She has over fifteen years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is the Co-Founder of Women of Color in Pharma (WOCIP). During her tenure in the pharmaceutical industry, she has managed complex therapeutic portfolios across oncology, virology and immunoscience, and lead matrix-based projects while ensuring effective collaboration across functions including medical, clinical operations, and commercial. Pat joined Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) in 2004 as Global Trial Manager in Clinical Operations and later assumed the role of Senior Recruitment Manager – Shanghai, China. In this role, she supported the overall goal of building the clinical trial business in the geographic region by focusing on patient engagement, development of investigational sites, and leveraging collaborations with Market Access and Commercial to support the research portfolio. In 2009, she returned to the U.S. to oversee a global team of recruitment managers. As an expert in external relations, she has designed roles that bridge perspectives between groups who don’t always come together to solve complex clinical practice and treatment access challenges. She subsequently took on roles of increasing responsibility focused on partnership building including Strategic Lead Diversity & Patient Engagement, Global Oncology Society Lead and Group Director Community Research Partnerships.
Pat was appointed to Senior Director, Patient Advocacy in the BMS Corporate Affairs organization in July of 2021. She leads the oncology solid tumor team and works to elevate the patient voice and health equity perspectives within the company and in industry. With a lens on equitable healthcare, her team drives strategies across key accounts while developing a robust, collaborative environment to strengthen internal and external partnerships to advance research, access, and patient education initiatives in cancer care. Pat is also an advocate and proponent for inclusivity in the workplace as well as in our society. In 2015, she co-founded an informal network to address gaps for women of color in the pharmaceutical industry. The organization has grown from an informal group of 30 to an over 10,000 women network with presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and other digital channels. She is the recipient of the 2019 Frank Broderick Award for Social Justice and has been recognized in Forbes as well as by the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey for her efforts to empower women.
Pat received her B.A in Biology from Arcadia University, Glenside, PA and her M.A. Human Services Administration from Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Public Health. Pat is a mother, novice runner and cellist and has been actively involved in non-profit activities focused on the advancement of women and young girls, including the Board of Directors for the Westrick Music Academy and Healthcare Organization Student Association (HOSA). In 2021 she was appointed the Board of Director at Arcadia University.
Intro from Host,Marielis Figueroa(0:00)
Patricia Cornet, tells us about herself and What she'd like our community to know about her. (3:13)
Patrica is currently a capracare Healthcare Committee member. She shares how she got involved with capracare, and what ignited the decision to take this act of courage with capracare.(3:28)
Last summer, in partnership with the New York Mets baseball team, capracare held a commemorative event called Honoring Courage. It was an event to celebrate supporters and changemakers like Patricia supporting our mission work. Patricia shares her perspective of the event. (10:25)
Patricia recently opened and hosted in her home a meet-and-greet fundraiser for capracare; which raised $5,000 to go towards capracare’s mission. She walks us through the event and its impact. (15:49)
Fast-forwarding to today, Patricia shares her role as a fearless advocate for public health equity, especially in the pharmaceutical and diversity field. (25:50)
Patricia expounds on the disparity of healthcare access and lack of essentials in Haiti, as well as how health and economic equity play a role in today’s health crisis targeting women. (35:04)
Patricia shares that her work approach to working is “train the trainer,” which is coincidentally the capracare's model for building their core program capacity. Patricia further shares her thoughts regarding future Haiti mission trips(how when one goes: what impact can happen while there). How she thinks she will continue upon her return. (42:55)
Patricia shares her word of encouragement with our community that can be impactful through giving for our beloved Haitian people. (51:29)
Lastly, At capracare, we believe in the power of the word and its profound effect on our identity; for us, our word is courage. Patricia shares one word she uses to describe her identity and why. (52:03)
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