The IMF Advocacy program trains and supports concerned individuals to advocate on health issues that affect the myeloma community. Working at both the U.S. state and federal level, the IMF supports legislation that betters the lives of multiple myeloma patients nationwide. 

Why We Do It
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For Patients
We fight for patients' rights to treatments in which they may otherwise not be able to afford or have access
US policy
For US Policy
We want to better the lives of myeloma patients in the US by giving them tools to do so through the IMF Advocacy program
the world
For the World
To improve the lives of myeloma patients around the world through the Global Myeloma Action Network (GMAN)
What You Can Do Now
Groups That Are Fighting For Critical Health Issues

Veterans Against Myeloma

Over the years, the IMF has been committed to providing help for veterans with multiple myeloma cancer. Talking with those who served has made us aware that many need resources to guide them through the process of applying for healthcare and disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In response to this need, the International Myeloma Foundation created this section for Veterans Against Myeloma, known as VAM. We have worked to collect the pertinent information for Veterans with multiple myeloma and provide key links to relevant VA websites, state veterans assistance offices, and national Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) whose Service Officers help vets with the VA process.
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Our Advocacy Team
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Danielle Doheny
Director, Public Policy & Advocacy
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Danielle Doheny
Director, Public Policy & Advocacy

Danielle Doheny joined IMF after a six-year career on Capitol Hill where she worked as an adviser to two members of Congress. As a Congressional staffer, Danielle’s primary focus was on healthcare and issues related to energy, the environment, science, and technology. In her role with the IMF, she advocates on behalf of the multiple myeloma community to the executive and legislative branches of the federal government. Danielle’s father is a multiple myeloma patient, and she has a unique passion for her work on behalf of patients and their families. Danielle graduated cum laude from Thiel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

Robin Levy
Robin Levy
Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy
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Robin Levy
Robin Levy
Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy

Robin received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Jewish Studies from Stockton University in Pomona, New Jersey, and her law degree from George Mason University, School of Law in Arlington, Virginia. She has over a decade of experience in policy analysis, advocate and public outreach, and program and budget management. Robin began her career in the Executive Branch of the federal government, working in the White House Counsel's office during the Clinton Administration. She is currently the Senior Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the International Myeloma Foundation. Prior to this, Robin was the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the Lymphoma Research Foundation as well as the Assistant Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, both where she managed the policy and advocacy portfolio.

Ray Wezik
Ray Wezik
Director, Public Policy & Advocacy
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Ray Wezik
Ray Wezik
Director, Public Policy & Advocacy

Ray Wezik joined the IMF advocacy team in 2014 as Advocacy Associate. In his role, Ray helps to expand the IMF’s state policy initiatives and grassroots network with a focus on prevention, innovation, access, and approval of treatments for people living with multiple myeloma.

Prior to joining the IMF, Ray advocated for homeowners affected by the mortgage crisis, using his skills to negotiate alternatives to foreclosure and eventually establishing his own firm.

Ray earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Roanoke College in 2007. He passed the bar in Maryland after earning his law degree from Tulane University in 2011. While at Tulane, Ray ran the Alternative Dispute Resolution section for the school’s student-run moot court team, winning several international competition awards in Chicago and London.

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