Alicia Staley is a three-time cancer survivor committed to making a difference in the health care community. She started the Staley Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, in October 2007. The Foundation serves as a way to provide education, advocacy, and assistance for those affected by cancer as patients, caregivers, family, or friends. She shares her passion and enthusiasm for helping the cancer community by contributing to Awesome Cancer Survivor and the BCSM community.
With an engineering background and MBA/MS degrees in information systems, Alicia applies her technical knowledge in creative ways to bring different healthcare communities together to leverage knowledge, solutions, and support in efficient, effective ways. Alicia has been involved in managing, navigating, and advocating for her own care, and wants to share what she has learned to improve other patients’ experiences. She has been a patient at Tufts Medical Center since 1994. She sits on the Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors and is the co-chair of the Tufts Patient and Family Advisory Council.
She regularly speaks at social media and digital conferences throughout the US. She has presented at the South by South West Interactive Conference (SXSWi), 140 Boston, ePharma 2011, and Social Media for Pharma. Alicia has in-depth knowledge of the power of online communities and provides consulting services to many companies looking to build platforms to interact with consumers and patients in meaningful ways. As an inspirational speaker, Alicia reaches many different audiences, providing insight into life as a 20-year cancer survivor.