Andrea Baer, MS – Director of Patient Advocacy and Program Management, Mended Hearts
Andrea Baer is Mended Hearts/Mended Little Hearts Director of Patient Advocacy and Program Management, where she oversees the development of the Patient Advocacy Network and Educational Programs. Andrea represents the organization on a variety of collaborations and coalitions, as well as focusing on public policy that directly affects cardiovascular patients on a state and federal level. Prior to her current role, she was an accomplished volunteer who has given thousands of hours of service to Mended Hearts (as a member of the Executive Committee and Board) over the past eight years. As the founder of MLH of Southwestern, PA, she led the group to win the MLH Group Excellence award in 2011.
Andrea has been deeply involved in advocacy efforts with the March of Dimes and Mended Little Hearts and has built a strong relationship with Congressional and industry Leaders. She is a member of the CHPHC (Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium) Policy Committee, a peer reviewer for the Department of Defense’s Congressional Directed Medical Research Program, and was recently published in the Journal of Managed Care, with Colleague Marcia Baker, on improving medication and treatment adherence through peer-to-peer support.
Andrea graduated summa cum laude from Walden University and was a recipient of the President’s Medallion. She was awarded the Walden University Scholar of Change award in 2013 for her outstanding achievement in social change.
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