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Melissa Stevens - FasterCures. Washington, WA, US

Melissa Stevens Melissa Stevens

Director of Strategic Initiatives | FasterCures



Melissa Stevens manages planning and implementation of FasterCures programs. She also directs the organization’s medical philanthropy efforts including the Philanthropy Advisory Service (PAS), designed to help foundations, philanthropists and their advisors make more impactful investments in medical research and better assess the return on philanthropy.

Melissa has served academic medical centers, private research institutes, and large health systems in developing strategies for implementing clinical and translational research programs, designing conceptual models for collaboration, and assessing infrastructure to support research enterprises.

Industry Expertise (7)

Public Policy

Medical Devices

Health Care - Facilities


Health and Wellness

Health Care - Services


Areas of Expertise (6)

Medical Research

Health Care

Disease Treatment


Clinical Research

Healthcare Management

Accomplishments (1)

Philanthropy Advisory Service Assessments of Select Alzheimer’s Disease & Multiple Sclerosis Organizations (professional)

Melissa contributed to the following document (in 2009): "Philanthropy Advisory Service Assessments of Select Alzheimer’s Disease & Multiple Sclerosis Organizations," prepared for FasterCures.

Education (2)

Pennsylvania State University: M.B.A.

Pennsylvania State University: B.S., Biochemistry

Sample Talks (1)

Experiments in Financing Early-Stage R & D

Melissa took part in a panel discussion at the November 2011 Partnering for Cures conference. The panel she as on was "Experiments in Financing Early-Stage R & D ."


  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance


*Will consider certain engagements for no fee