Karen Alparce-Villanueva has over 20 years experience in communications & policy work in the pharmaceutical industry
She left her corporate job 5 years ago to devote her long experience in health advocacy to advancing patient rights through her pro-bono work for the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations where she serves as Treasurer. She is also a Governing Board Member of the International Alliance of Patient Organizations.
Karen also served as Board Member of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation where she co-created and chaired the Benefits Committee. Prior to that, she was Health Promotions and Communication Services consultant for the Department of Health.
She also founded a health consultancy company Health PRx to bring together the private and public sector. She was formerly Corporate Affairs Director for Pfizer Philippines and former External Affairs Director of MSD Philippines.