Patient Empowerment Leader
Ilana Jacqueline is a published author, marketing consultant and professional patient advocate based out of Boca Raton, Florida. She is the Coordinator for the Genomics Collaborative at FDNA.
Ilana is the voice behind the award-winning blog, Let’s Feel Better and the best-selling book Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness.
She served as the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Teen Online, managing the entirely telecommuting staff of 80 writers. She ran her own public relations company, About Time PR from 2010-2016 helping small businesses, TV personalities and athletes to jumpstart their careers with mainstream media mentions.
As a rare and chronic disease patient and advocate she served as the Managing Editor for Global Gene’s The RARE Daily for five years. She groomed, motivated, and managed a large team of bloggers and wrote in-depth features and interviews.
She currently works as Manager of Patient Advocacy and the Coordinator for the Genomics Collaborative at FDNA, a leading health-tech focusing on the use of artificial intelligence, facial analysis and next-generation-phenotyping in genetics and precision medicine.
In 2018 she joined the board at the Invisible Disabilities Association to help continue her mission to generate awareness and support for those with chronic invisible diseases.
She has a regular column in the health magazine IG Living and has a long history of freelance writing.
Some publications she has worked with include The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, CrowdMed, AOL, xoJane, xoVain, Everyday Health, WEGO Health, Patient Worthy, MultipleSclerosis.net, Mashable, PharmaPhorum.com, The Boca Raton Observer, Boca Raton Magazine, Boca Delray Life, The Palm Beach Post, The Sun-Sentinel, The Miami Herald, Palm Beach Illustrated, The Happy Herald, Materniteens, and Lemondrop.
Ilana speaks at medical, patient, and pharmaceutical conferences as well as consults with companies on how the patient voice can improve the design of healthcare.
Reach out at IlanaWrites@gmail.com.