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Jessica is the Founder and Chair of OurBrainBank. She co-created this innovative non-profit after being diagnosed with glioblastoma (GBM) in January 2016, working with Fabio Iwamoto MD at Columbia University, and Lakshmi Nayak MD at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as well as Bruce Hellman of uMotif. OurBrainBank's mission is to move glioblastoma from terminal to treatable, powered by patients.
Jessica is SVP and Partner of FleishmanHillard in New York. In a career spanning more than 30 years across the UK and US, Jessica has worked with the Department of Health and NHS, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Scope, Marie Curie Cancer Care, and Barnardo's.
Jessica was the founding chair of the Sheila McKechnie Foundation. She is board member of the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) and the Committee On Sustainability Assessment (COSA), as well as the communications advisory board of Human Rights Watch.