In 2016, Tarja suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm - a near-death event and recovery that she describes as her underground study in patient centricity and resilience. She uses this insight in her work as the EVP of The Lisa Foundation, the U.S. leader in the fight against Brain Aneurysms, and in saving lives as a result of its groundbreaking national awareness and public outreach efforts. As a health activist, Tarja speaks about her own experience as a survivor in order to break barriers that make it difficult for patients to find hope and reenter life after injury. She shares memoirs of her life and journey on her website: iamTarja.com. Tarja is also the CEO of Action For Results, Inc, a consulting company dedicated to advancing Life Sciences innovation by building new capabilities and connections. Follow The Lisa Foundation on Facebook and Twitter.
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