Meghan Gutierrez, Chief Executive Officer
Meghan Gutierrez is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF), the nation's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with critical information on the disease.
Gutierrez has focused her entire career in the government and philanthropic sectors, beginning as a Congressional staff member for one of the U.S. House of Representatives’ foremost leaders on health care policy, then shifting to the non-profit arena, working on an array of health-related issues, ranging from mental health parity and rare disease awareness to medical technology and the treatment of chronic disease.
Previously, Gutierrez served as the Foundation’s Chief Program, Policy and Communications Officer, where she was responsible for the organization's mission programs, including research, education, patient services, public policy, communications and marketing. She was a driving force behind programs such as the LRF Adolescent and Young Adult Lymphoma Initiative and the development of the first mobile app for people with lymphoma. A specialist in government relations and communications, she has served as a health policy and communications advisor for several non-profit and educational institutions, including Columbia University and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. Ms. Gutierrez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa.