Sara van Geertruyden counsels and manages PIPC, a diverse group of healthcare organizations representing patients, healthcare providers, researchers and innovators, and other groups to promote comparative effectiveness research that supports patient access, informed healthcare decision-making and continued medical progress. In this role, she is responsible for assuring that the voice of PIPC’s members is heard by those implementing CER programs, including PCORI. She came to PIPC as a healthcare and welfare policy expert with 14 years of experience. Previously, she worked for former Senator John Breaux from 1996-2003. In 2003, she joined the healthcare policy group at Patton Boggs LLP, and in 2011 she joined Thorn Run Partners. She received a BA from Wake Forest University and a JD from Catholic University.