About More Than a Number

More Than a Number

To patients and advocates, More Than a Number is the resource that delivers personalized medicine news, developments and support to help guide their medical journey.

MTAN Mission

Created by The Personalized Medicine Coalition, More Than a Number delivers accessible education that empowers patients to ask their physicians about testing and treatments tailored to their biological characteristics, circumstances and values.

PMC Mission

The Personalized Medicine Coalition, representing innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers, promotes the understanding and adoption of personalized medicine concepts, services, and products to benefit patients and health systems.


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Steering Committee

Rachel  Brummert

Patient Advocate and Fluoroquinolone Survivor

Luther Clark

Deputy Chief Patient Officer, Merck

Terri Conneran

Terri Conneran
Founder, KRAS Kickers
Terri Conneran lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She is happily married, and mother of three young adults. Diagnosed with stage 3 KRAS lung cancer in January 2017, resulted in treatment then advocating for others. Founder of KRASKickers.org that works with patients, researchers and doctors to kick cancer's KRAS.

Deanna Darlington

President, Links2Equity

Candace Henley

Founder, The Blue Hat Foundation

Dr. Kent Hoskins

Eileen Lindsay Heidrick Professor in Oncology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Angelita P. Howard

Dr. Angelita P. Howard
Assistant Dean, School of Medicine
Dr. Angelita P. Howard, a native of Atlanta, GA, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Clayton State University. She earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Troy State University and Master of Arts in Teaching from Saint Leo University. She then received a doctorate degree in Education Administration from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Business in Project Management and Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. In addition to the scholarly training associated with her degrees, Dr. Howard has engaged in professional development related to online learning, assessment and planning, and student educational enhancement.

Angelita currently serves as Assistant Dean for Online Education and Expanded Program where she is responsible for directing, overseeing, managing and implementing the full range of activities and duties necessary for the operation and ongoing development of online learning initiatives and programs associated with Morehouse School of Medicine. She works closely with Course Directors, Curriculum/Program Managers, Digital Learning and other college administrative personnel as required for the operation of the online division. In addition, she is responsible for 3rd year clerkship placement in rural areas, along with clinical affiliation expansion. Prior to this, Angelita served as Vice President forAcademic Program Development and Institutional Effectiveness and Planning. In this role, she directed research and institutional effectiveness activities concerned with educational enhancement programs, school governance, accreditation, and strategic planning. She also chaired the development of an accelerated Master of Business Administration program, co-chaired the program development for the Master of Science in Biotechnology and Master of Science in Health Informatics.

Aubrey Kelly

Founder, RabbleHealth

Tricia Kenny

Tricia Kenny
Director, Market Development, Genetic Testing Solutions, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Information sharing, education and understanding the needs of all stakeholders involved with health care, including patients, is critical to advance and scale precision medicine across populations. Tricia leads sales & marketing programs for the genetic testing solutions business  at Thermo Fisher, and develops precision medicine communications with external collaborators and industry partners.  Tricia has worked at Thermo Fisher since 2001 and has held product management, market development, and business development positions for genetic sciences, drug discovery, field service & support, customer service and research & development functions. Tricia leads the Communications Sub-Committee for the Standardizing Laboratory Practices in Pharmacogenomics (STRIPE) Initiative, a collaborative community with participation by the U.S. FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), established to accelerate the development of personalized medicine practices as the standard of care and resolve shared challenges in pharmacogenetics testing. She holds a M. Phil. in Gene Therapy and Molecular Medicine from the University of Manchester (UK) and a B. S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Richard Knight

President, American Association of Kidney Patients

Sarah Krug

Executive Director, Cancer 101

Susan Perry

Head of Strategy, Operations, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan

Bradford Power

Founding Member, Chairman, MyCancerDB

Kunal Sanghavi

Program Manager, Genetic Counseling, The Jackson Laboratory

Christopher Williams

Program Manager, Genetic Counseling, The Jackson Laboratory

Faswilla Sampson

Faswilla Sampson
Vice President, Operations, Personalized Medicine Coalition and Co-lead MTAN
Faswilla Sampson has 10 years of experience in nonprofit management, program development, recruitment and strategic planning. As Vice President of Operations, Sampson optimizes PMC's systems, processes and personnel to accomplish the organization's objectives. She also oversees strategic planning and evaluates results to ensure that departmental and organizational objectives are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the organization.

Prior to joining PMC, Sampson worked for the American Academy of Nursing’s Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity program, a John A. Hartford Foundation-funded initiative focused on advancing geriatric nursing research, education and practice. Sampson holds a B.A. from Mary Washington University and a master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Kayla Smith

Kayla Smith
Director of Membership & Development, Personalized Medicine Coalition and Co-lead MTAN
A dynamic alliance development professional, Kayla Smith has been cultivating strategic partnerships in health care for nearly three years. As Director of Membership & Development, Smith leads PMC's efforts to engage with, retain and grow a coalition of innovators, scientists, patients, providers and payers — all of whom are focused on the common goal of ensuring that personalized medicine delivers benefits to both patients and the health system.

Before joining PMC, she was a Chief of Staff on the Education Advisory Board team at The Advisory Board Company. She holds a bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with concentrations in marketing management and professional sales.