Maya Obiekwe has experience working with the Federal government and the private and nonprofit sectors. Maya currently supports several initiatives within the Integrated Medical Home Services (IMHS) Navy Comprehensive Pain Management Program (NCPMP). This includes program management activities, direct stakeholder engagement, policies and procedure development, and initiative-specific strategic communications.

Maya previously worked for Avalere Health, a healthcare consulting firm, where she supported life sciences clients in the evidence based medicine space.  She conducted database, website, and literature searches on healthcare topics and composed written reports on market trending policy developments impacting client’s services/products. She also conducted professional briefings summarizing research findings, assisted with the evaluation of project activities and outcomes, and managed administrative and logistical tasks to support project deliverables.

Maya graduated from Syracuse University in 2011 with a B.S. in Child and Family Studies with a minor in Addiction Studies. She holds a Master Degree in Public Health from Emory University.

Career Highlights:

  • Ward Circle Strategies, Senior Associate
  • Avalere Health, Senior Associate
  • Stop Child Abuse Now, Court Appointed Special Advocate (Volunteer)
  • Perricone MD Account Executive
  • United States Army Reserve Family Programs – Odyssey TCI Government Contractor, Youth Services Specialist
  • Dekalb Rape Crisis Center, Sexual Assault Hotline Specialist
  • Sexual Assault Response and Prevention, Intern

3 Fun Facts:

  • An avid reader, Maya has read almost every John Grisham novel – but don’t ask her which is her favorite, as she’s never been able to commit to a favorite anything for more than 3 months.
  • Maya studied in Amsterdam for her Addiction studies minor; while in Amsterdam, she had an opportunity to gain first hand exposure to the Netherland’s harm reduction approach to risky behaviors. The most notable experience during her stay in Amsterdam was her interviews of sex workers in the red and black light district.
  • A sexual assault prevention advocate, Maya’s Master’s thesis focused on the elements of collegiate football culture that fosters rape support. She hopes to use her research to design effective prevention interventions one day.
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