Erika Brown

President & Chief Executive Officer (And NED patient 15 years, Co-Founder for the TOM'S TRIALS Patient/Caregiver Groups in COLONTOWN)

PALTOWN Development Foundation

Erika Brown

Ms. Brown, a Montana native, had a healthy career as a corporate executive search professional until – at age 58 – she was diagnosed with late-stage colorectal cancer.  Treatment completed, her interests refocused upon the undeveloped niche of disease-specific patient empowerment.

Patient Power has taken a step forward with her founding of PALTOWN Development Foundation.  PALTOWN supports its first community – COLONTOWN, “where experience reaches out.” It is an  online community made up of deeply engaged, “wildly supportive”, experience-specific, secret support groups that are exclusively dedicated to CRC patients and family members.  COLONTOWN has become a model for patient community-building, creating a template for successful community for patients of other disease states to follow.

Brown is grateful, empowered, and disease-free – 15 years later.

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ImmunoTX Summit 2018