Tanisha Carino’s family fled from the Ferdinand Marcos regime in the Phillipines and settled in what she still believes to be the sweetest of homes: Alabama. As she travelled through young adulthood she had her first awareness that many Americans live on the fringe, desperately needing both healthcare and social services. Since then Tanisha has spent her career in healthcare seeking to strike the perfect balance between being an expert and being a leader. In so doing, she is always looking for new ways to balance the concepts of cost and caring for the most vulnerable to best define the true essence of rational decision-making in our healthcare system.
Tanisha’s career has been guided by her family’s commitment to sacrifice and helping others, always asking herself, “what can I do that might be different and helpful to others?” From her first interaction with the healthcare system, as an intern at AID Atlanta, through her roles in healthcare consulting at Avalere, pharma operations at GlaxoSmithKline and now at FasterCures, she is ever on the hunt for ways to bring pragmatism and emphathy to her work. A constant theme through Tanisha’s journey has been how to align payment with value, recognizing that what we decide to value through reimbursement policy directly drives the research and development pathways of the future.
In her current role, Tanisha focuses on creative partnership models between industry, government and academia with a goal to optimize the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act and on models of venture philanthropy that will speed new cures to patients, – particularly new therapeutics for rare diseases that industry elects not to develop because they lack of a large target market.She’s also known to try a little karaoke now and then, favoring Madonna’s Dress Me Up when it’s her turn to sing. We asked Tanisha what the healthcare systems’ karoke song would be; her response: Winner Takes it All. At least for now.
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ps- I, and I suspect many other working moms, are grateful to Tanisha for this article on being a JV Mom.