Speaker Profile

MBA, President and CEO, Solve ME/CFS Initiative

Carol Head is president and CEO of Solve ME/CFS Initiative. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.) An executive with more than 25 years of success in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, she’s an experienced business owner, corporate executive, communicator, and problem solver. Carol has been active in community affairs, serving on three national non-profit boards, including service as a board chair. She is also a founder of Project Redwood, a venture philanthropy fund which supports creative approaches to alleviating extreme global poverty. Carol earned a BA in English from Wellesley College (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA from Stanford University. An ME/CFS patient herself, Carol was first affected by the disease in the 1980s. Carol was recently honored by Oprah Magazine as a “Health Hero” for her work on the disease, ME/CFS.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: With an estimated 2.5 million patients in the United States alone, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a mysterious disease baffling medical agencies and inquisitive people all over the world. Join us to explore why precision medicine is fundamental in solving ME/CFS and clarifying its etiology.

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