Vanessa’s personal and professional journey is driven by the desire to bring better care to communities where it’s needed most. She is channeling her talents to drive equitable impacts to historically underrepresented communities through authentic strategies and techniques.
Vanessa is an Associate at Acquis who has cultivated a rich business management experience across the health and life sciences ecosystem. She has helped clients manage R&D activities for cancer drug portfolios and implement change management initiatives for large CRM implementations.
Vanessa has nearly a decade of experience across the healthcare industry, leading business operations and corporate projects for large academic medical centers. Before consulting, she expanded market share and surgical service capabilities, drove operational process improvements, and revived multi-million-dollar budgets. Additionally, Vanessa has applied her business acumen to the health equity space. She has created health equity business cases for large provider networks, and shaped program strategy from community health and health equity lenses.
Vanessa holds an MPH in Healthcare Management from Columbia University, and a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University. Outside of her client work, she served on the executive board of the New York Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives, an organization established to promote the advancement and development of Black healthcare leaders, and to elevate quality healthcare services to historically underrepresented communities. She also enjoys experiencing cultures around the world via authentic culinary experiences.