Prior to March 2020, the intensity of unpaid caregiving was already at the epicenter of stress across the US. Stacking a global pandemic on top of what was already impossibly heavy has led to a growing mental health crisis among the 43% of us caring for a loved one. Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder and CEO of ARCHANGELS, a company reframing how caregivers are seen, honored, and supported, will be presenting ARCHANGELS most recent data, published by the CDC and the Journal of Affective Disorders which paints a very real picture of the mental and physical impacts of unpaid caregiving. She’ll also share what we as communities, employers, and individuals can do to turn data into action and impact by validating unpaid caregiver’s realities, meeting and engaging them wherever they may be to connect them to support where it’s needed most.
A special opportunity for our alumni and attendees… learn your Intensity Score here. We’ll be able to talk about our own experience during this interactive and informative session.
Co-Founder and CEO of ARCHANGELS
Alexandra is co-founder and CEO of ARCHANGELS. She served as Wellness Expert for Prudential, and co-founded Eliza Corporation (acquired by HMS Holdings Corp: HMSY), Engage with Grace, and three other companies (all boot-strapped). A serial entrepreneur, she is also a cashier-on-leave for Walmart. She believes communities are the front line of health, that caregivers are our country’s greatest asset, and that we need to expand the definition of health to include life.
Alexandra sits on the Board of Advisors for RAND Health, the Leadership Council for the Rosalynn Carter Institute, the Entrepreneurs Council for The United States of Care, and Harvard Medical School’s Executive Council of the Division of Sleep Medicine. She is a Governor appointed member of the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors for MassTech, a member of the Board of Directors of C-TAC and has served as a vice chair of the Trustee Advisory Board at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center from 2012-2020 and returned to the role in 2021. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Open Notes. Alex was named to the first ever Care100 list in 2020, a Top Women in Healthcare’s Entrepreneur of the Year by PR News, one of Disruptive Women in Health Care’s Women to Watch, one of Boston Globe’s Top 100 Women Leaders, and listed in Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40”, as well as an inventor on multiple patents. She joined Prudential Financial in a film series called “The State of US” that generated close to two billion impressions. She has one hobby outside of her passion for revolutionizing health care, and her love of family and adventure…car racing.
Fees and Registration:
Participation is free to Dues-Paying Members of the WHCMAA and Current WHCM Program Students (join or renew here).
- Non-members are welcome to participate for a $20 fee.
Wednesday, January 19th at 10:00am ET
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