VICE PRESIDENT, ADVOCACY & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Patrick Wildman is Vice President of Advocacy and Government Relations for the Lupus Foundation of America. In this role, Pat is responsible for leading the Foundation’s interaction with Federal and State government officials and agencies and handling legislative and regulatory issues related to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and Department of Defense. Additionally, Pat is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance the Foundation’s public policy priorities, leading the organization’s annual Advocacy Summit and grassroots engagement with lupus advocates. Pat also leads the Foundation’s work to elevate the patient voice in drug development, access and health technology assessment, including LFA’s patient focused drug development work with industry, FDA and payers and managing the MAPRx Coalition, a group of .more than 60 national patient organizations focused on Medicare Part D. He also has helped lead the Foundation’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic, including to preserve access to hydroxychloroquine and address the unique challenges faced by immunocompromised communities. Pat has over 25 years of legislative and regulatory policy and advocacy experience, including as staff for a Member of Congress and at The ALS Association as Senior Vice President of Public Policy. Pat received his B.A. from Dartmouth College.