Patient Advocate and Executive Board: Tielo Jongmans (1953)
Tielo@hotmail.nl (please note the .nl instead of .com)
Who am I
I am a Patient Advocate of Inspire2Live. I am proud to be chairman of Inspire2Live and to serve with my fellow Patient Advocates, to mobilise as many resources as our science, economic power and social fabric can provide to give the patient back her life and happiness.
I am personally fortunate not to have cancer myself, but I witness the journeys of many patients, their persistence and courage in their love of life, and the devastation that losing them brings to the loved ones that stay behind.
My work as a Patient Advocate concentrates on communication and bundling skills and energy in projects. I am especially watchful for opportunities to enhance the exchange of insight and experience between the laboratory and the clinic, to increase the available data for the researcher and to speed up the actual improvements in reaching the patient.
I am retired; the experience I bring is mathematics, finance and management.