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Pyxis Partners: Pathways to Progress

Guided by the belief that trust drives change



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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. 

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Pyxis Mission, Vision, & Values

Vision Statement

Create an equitable, accessible, and
affordable health system for all people living in the United States.

Mission Statement

Pyxis Partners works at the intersection of
health policy, advocacy, and engagement. We work as true partners with organizations
to advance policies and programs that result in positive change and improved health
outcomes.

Our Values

Culture: We prioritize, celebrate, and support the diversity in our team, across our
clients, and within our network of community partnerships across the country. We treat
each other with respect, honesty, dignity, and kindness.

Compassion: Pyxis is a place where every team member shares a vision and passion
for improving the health and well-being of all people in the United States.

Capability: Our team exhibits the drive, determination, expertise, and experience to be
the change we all want to see in the world. We care about the quality and caliber of our
work because that is what results in meaningful and lasting change.


Client-Centric: Our clients share our commitment to improved health for all people in the
United States. We serve as a trusted partner to help them create and achieve their
goals and objectives.

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.

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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.

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Michael Manganiello

President & CEO

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Jeff Callis

Health Policy Advisor

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Lisa Clough

Senior Director

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Karen Levin

Chief Financial Officer

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Marlene Puthiyath

Director

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Lenee Simon

Senior Associate

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Yuri Velasquez

Senior Associate

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Brianna Dean

Intern

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Rebecca Wade

Intern

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Cameron Alvarado

Senior Associate Project Manager

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Rachelle Ciulla

Senior Associate

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Krista Forbes

Director

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Amanda McMahon

Senior Associate

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Grisel Marie Robles-Schrader

Senior Director

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Principal

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Emma Fraley

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Intern

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Jessica Bonilla

Senior Associate

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Principal

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Eric Green

Operations Manager

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Amanda Miller

Associate

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Monica Rodriguez

Senior Director

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Jodee Warner

Senior Associate

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Director

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Olivia Reed

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Senior Associate

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Senior Associate

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Associate

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Bill Murat

Senior Advisor

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Yekaterina Simanovskaya

Associate

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Meredith Wilson

Senior Associate

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Karenna Barton

Intern

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Brynn Stevens

Intern

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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. 

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Our Memberships

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Our Team At Work

Behind the Scenes

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Contact Us

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

202-469-8689

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