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Lisa Simms Booth

Director, External Affairs and Operations, FasterCures

Lisa Simms Booth is external affairs and operations director at FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, where she develops and fosters strategic relationships with FasterCures' partners within the pharmaceutical, biotech, and corporate communities. She also oversees the overall operations at FasterCures, which includes office management, finance and administration and coordination of special events. Simms has been with FasterCures since its inception and brings over 20 years of experience in project and event management, office management and administration, community mobilization and outreach for a variety of political and advocacy organizations including LISTEN, Inc., The Alliance for Justice, Time Dollar Institute, Children's Defense Fund, Democratic National Committee and the National Rainbow Coalition. Simms is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Michigan State University.