Alicia Staley is the Chief Patient Officer of Akari Health, a healthcare consulting group based in Boston, MA. She advises clients on how to use social media and social networks to build powerful relationships with patient communities. Alicia has in-depth knowledge of the power of online communities and provides direction to companies looking to build platforms to interact with consumers and patients in meaningful ways. She leads Akari’s patient engagement efforts and works with clients to im prove their quality and safety initiatives.
Ms. Staley is a three-time cancer survivor, first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease as asophomore at Syracuse University. She is committed to making a difference in the health care community. Ms. Staley has been involved in managing, navigating, and advocating for her own care, and actively shares 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 shares her passion and enthusiasm for helping the cancer community by contributing to Awesome Cancer Survivor and the BCSM community. She regularly speaks at social media and digital conferences throughout the US. She has presented at the South by South West Interactive Conference (SXSWi), AF4Q’s Annual Meeting 2013, 140 Boston, ePharma 2013, and Social Media for Pharma. As an inspirational speaker, Alicia reaches many different audiences, providing insight into life as a 22+ year cancer survivor.