Cynthia A. Fisher

Cynthia A. Fisher

Role:

Health IT Advisory Committee, Member
Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement Task Force, Member
Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2018, Member
Information Blocking Task Force, Member
Interoperability Standards Priorities Task Force 2021, Member
Trusted Exchange Framework Task Force, Member

Founder and Chairman
Patient Rights Advocate

Cynthia A. Fisher is a life sciences entrepreneur, independent investor, and corporate board director.  Cynthia founded PatientRightsAdvocate.org, an advocacy organization for the American public and employers seeking to greatly reduce the cost of healthcare and coverage through systemwide price transparency and creation of a functional, competitive marketplace in healthcare.  Cynthia is a public company Director of The Boston Beer Company (SAM), and Easterly Government Properties, Inc. (DEA). 
 
Cynthia founded the pioneering cord blood stem cell banking company, ViaCord, Inc., in 1993 and served as CEO.  In 2000, Cynthia co-founded the cellular medicines company, ViaCell, Inc, of which ViaCord became a division. She served as President and on the Board of Directors.  ViaCell went public, was acquired by PerkinElmer, and exists today under the ViaCord brand.
 
Cynthia co-founded and is Chairman of FitMoney.org, providing schools and teachers curriculum for K-12 financial literacy.  She is a Director of the National Park Foundation, Board Advisor to Boston Children Hospital’s Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, and formerly served on the Board of Water.org. 
 
Cynthia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Science and BS in Biophysics from Ursinus College.

Content last reviewed on September 10, 2021
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