LEADERSHIP

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Andrew Wylam

PRESIDENT, FOUNDER

Andrew Wylam is the President and co-founder of Pandemic Patients. As a lawyer with an extensive background in patient advocacy and government relations, Andrew guides the organization in its engagement with policymakers and the public to provide support and services to people affected by COVID-19.

Andrew began his career in Washington D.C. as an advocacy and policy specialist in the non-profit sector. While working in the nation’s capital, Andrew focused his efforts on improving patient access to care, protecting patients’ rights, and reinforcing the government’s public health investments. He is passionate about empowering patients, elevating their voices, and working alongside them to build a more equitable health care system in the United States.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Andrew assisted individuals facing challenges with access to care, health insurance enrollment, and government relief program eligibility. The enormous scope of the coronavirus pandemic called attention to the need for greater public health engagement across the country, which led Andrew to launch Pandemic Patients with Christopher Floyd.

Andrew graduated with honors from Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Health Law program in 2014 and is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C.

Contact: a.wylam@pandemicpatients.org

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Christopher L. Floyd

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FOUNDER

Christopher Floyd is the CEO and co-founder of Pandemic Patients. Formerly an operations manager at an FDA-regulated multinational medical technology company, Christopher brings years of leadership and a passion for supporting those in crisis to his work.

Prior to launching Pandemic Patients, Christopher managed a team of over 100 people at the medical technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD). In addition to his operations management role at BD, Christopher had the opportunity to lead local fundraising efforts to provide relief for his colleagues in South Carolina and Puerto Rico, who experienced catastrophic losses caused by natural disasters. Christopher was also twice recognized as a finalist for BD’s annual CEO’s Life Changer Award.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic emerging as a public health crisis and due to the heightened risk of disease transmission presented by closely working with team members in a large manufacturing facility, Christopher reluctantly chose to resign his position at BD in 2020. In addition to leaving a job that he was very passionate about, Christopher also lost several family members during the pandemic, inspiring him to pursue work focusing on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the United States and around the world.

Christopher graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership in 2013.

Contact: c.floyd@pandemicpatients.org

Pandemic Patients is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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