After working in the healthcare field for many years, I founded a nonprofit organization, a disease advocacy online support community, to educate, support and empower parents. I have worked with researchers to connect them with parents, and also worked with PCORI engagement and research awards. I am now an independent consultant advocating for patient engagement in research and advocating for the use of digital health communications for patient education and support. My educational background is in health information management and health informatics. I am also a certified association executive (CAE). You can find me on Twitter at @LyndaGMitchell.