Thomas Heymann | President and Chief Executive Officer
Sepsis Alliance

Thomas Heymann, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sepsis Alliance

Tom has been part of Sepsis Alliance since 2007, serving as President and CEO since 2013. He has led Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s first and leading sepsis patient advocacy organization, to consecutive years of growth. Under Tom’s leadership, Sepsis Alliance’s main website Sepsis.org has grown to serve over 2 million patients, caregivers, loved ones, and medical professional each year which has helped sepsis awareness grow from 19% to 63% in the U.S. Tom also led the organization’s efforts to launch Sepsis Alliance Clinical Community and Sepsis Alliance Institute, which cumulatively have trained more than 40,000 health professionals on sepsis and related topics. He also directed the launch of Sepsis Alliance Voices, a platform for national and state advocacy in response to the need for sepsis action at the state and national level, and Sepsis Alliance Connect, a virtual support community designed for the millions of people affected by sepsis. In 2022, Tom led the design and launch of Sepsis Innovation Collaborative, the first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder public/private collaborative bringing together stakeholders across the continuum to address the challenges and unmet needs around sepsis. The organization's focus is on raising sepsis awareness; educating and training medical professionals; creating a more equal, diverse, and inclusive healthcare landscape; educating the masses on antimicrobial stewardship; and leading innovation for a more sepsis safe world.  Tom has more than 30 years of senior business development and operating experience in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to Sepsis Alliance, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Little Kids Rock, the country’s largest free instrumental music charity, and before that as Executive Director at Young Audiences New York. He also served as General Manager of The Biography Channel as part of his 14 years of executive leadership at A&E Television Networks, where he earned an Emmy Award for "Biography: The Google Boys." Tom is also a published author of six books for Random House including the "On An Average Day" series.   He earned his BS in Communications from Northwestern University and his MBA from Columbia Business School. He currently serves as President of the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors and an advisory board member of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation.   

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Day 1 - World Antimicrobial Resistance Congress & Disease Prevention Control Summit 2024 @ 14:15

Panel: AMR awareness: The next important step in our battle

Sponsored by Recce Pharmaceuticals 

last published: 12/Jun/24 19:45 GMT
last published: 12/Jun/24 19:45 GMT

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