Pyxis Partners: Pathways to Progress

Guided by the belief that trust drives change


About Us

Pyxis Partners works at the intersection of policy, advocacy, and engagement.

We tackle the problems others can't or won’t solve. We develop and advance creative solutions to define pathways to progress, anchored in a commitment to improving the lives of others, building communities up, and fueled by a collective passion for lifting the voice of those that have been underrepresented.

Pyxis is a constellation in the Southern sky that represents a mariner’s compass. We chose this small collection of stars to characterize the work we do because we: 


  • Guide clients with a steady hand through uncharted waters and around obstacles on the journey towards their goals. 


  • Understand the constellation of factors that need to be uncovered and connected at the individual, community, and national level to build trust, develop impactful strategies, and advance client goals. 


  • Help clients tell their individual story – like each constellation – and bring it to life to promote awareness, increase understanding, and move people to action. 


What We Do

We work with clients as true partners and our team members are personally motivated by their mission and goals.  We work as extensions of their organization and through a collaborative, deliberate, and iterative process of strategy development, plan design, and execution that leads to measurable results.  We use our skills to tackle complex problems, improve people’s lives, and lift communities up. 


We recognize that solving problems and advancing agendas is not always a straight line. There are twists and turns along the way, barriers to overcome, and unknown terrain to navigate. Driving change requires clearly defined outcomes, committed allies, personalized motivation, and building trust.


This is how we create Pathways to Progress.

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Policy and Research

We have the tools, resources, and knowledge to help our clients navigate complex policy and regulatory processes to advance their goals.

Advocacy and Engagement

We work to develop and implement creative strategies that bring urgency to our clients' priorities. Our efforts successfully move key stakeholders and decisionmakers to action.

Government and Regulatory Affairs

We have decades of experience working in government and alongside public officials. Our unique expertise allows us to guide clients through the federal bureaucracy to achieve results.

Who We Are

Meet Our Team

We are a team of change agents, relentless advocates, creative problem solvers, trusted community connectors, skilled relationship developers, and accomplished bridge-builders.



Michael Manganiello

President & CEO

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Kim Cantor

Managing Director

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Julia Daverne

Senior Associate




Karen Levin

Senior Advisor




Monica Rodriguez


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Cameron Alvarado

Associate Project Manager




Anna Cheema





Krista Forbes





Abena McAllister





Ronnie Tepp





Jessica Bonilla





Bobby Clark





Noah Haines


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Amanda McMahon

Senior Associate




Yuris Velasquez

Senior Associate




Jeff Callis

Health Policy Advisor




Rachelle Ciulla

Senior Associate




Marlene Puthiyath


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Bill Murat

Senior Advisor




Jason Wallace


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Case Studies


Positive Outcomes

Pyxis Partners helps our clients not only reach, but exceed their goals. Our experience helps us lay out a strategy that perfectly fits our clients. This collaboration is essential for the successful transition from strategy, to plan, to action. Learn about some of our past projects below, and get in touch to see what we can do for you.

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Engaging Diverse Communities in Research

A cornerstone of the federal government’s Precision Medicine Initiative is the All of Us Research Program. Led by the National Institutes of Health, All of Us is a historic effort to harness the power of data from one million or more Americans to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs and to help develop more individualized prevention and treatment strategies. Pyxis Partners works as the engagement awardee to the program to ensure that the All of Us participant community that is built is reflective of the diversity of our country.

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Thought Leadership

Change takes time and tenacity. Our team has the commitment, capacity, and courage to advance new and bold ideas.  Explore our latest thinking on health equity, affordability, and accessibility. 


Our Team At Work

Behind the Scenes

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Contact Us

1156 15th St., NW - Suite 850
Washington, DC 20005


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