Marianne Gandee, Senior Director/Team Lead, Advocacy & Professional Relations
Marianne joined Pfizer Oncology as the Senior Director of Advocacy & Professional Relations in the Fall of 2019. She has a track record of building strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders and leads her team in working with thought-leaders on a wide-range of oncology-focused advocacy and education initiatives. She is a trailblazer in creating unconventional partnerships and successfully engaging leaders to collaborate and execute on patient-centric initiatives that address educational gaps of the multidisciplinary cancer care team and drive system change towards increasing equity, access and optimal care for cancer patients. She brings over 20 years of experience at making connections to impact markets and motivate change.
She leads a strong team of seasoned advocacy professionals, across Pfizer Oncology’s core therapeutic areas, in creating meaningful collaborations and partnerships with advocacy and professional organizations. Her key areas of focus for 2021 include patient centricity, health equity, precision medicine and understanding overarching dynamics impacting care for patients in the U.S. Marianne and her team work diligently to keep the patient at the center of all we do as we create breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.
Prior to this role, she was the Director of Development and Strategic Alliances at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) and served as a primary liaison for ACCC’s engagement with leaders from other professional medical societies, patient advocacy groups, healthcare organizations and industry.
Marianne graduated cum laude with a BS in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington. She earned her Master’s in Communication from Johns Hopkins University in 2011. She and her husband Jeff are both avid kiteboarders who love to read and garden on non-windy days. They live in Washington, DC.