LEADERSHIP

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Andrew Wylam, Esq.

PRESIDENT, FOUNDER

Andrew Wylam, Esq., is the President and co-founder of Pandemic Patients. With an extensive background in healthcare advocacy, Andrew guides the organization in its engagement with policymakers and the general public to provide support and services to people affected by COVID-19.

Andrew began his career in Washington D.C., working in government relations as a patient advocate and healthcare policy specialist. While working in the nation’s capital, Andrew focused his efforts on improving patient access to care. He amplified the voices of patients whose experiences demonstrated the need for continued reform of the U.S. healthcare system. As a result of his association with major industry partners, he became a noted speaker at various professional healthcare forums.

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

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.

Pandemic Patients is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to relieve the harm caused by COVID-19 and post-COVID conditions. EIN 86-3930257.

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