Speaker's BiographyMelissa Stevens
Deputy Executive Director, FasterCures
Melissa Stevens is deputy executive director of FasterCures / The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions. She manages the planning and implementation of the organization's programs and priorities. She also directs the organization's medical philanthropy efforts including the Philanthropy Advisory Service (PAS), designed to help foundations, philanthropists and their advisors make more impactful investments in medical research and better assess the return on philanthropy. Previously, she worked in the health sciences practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising commercial and federal clients across the health-care continuum. Stevens received both her bachelor's degree in biochemistry and M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.