Ilana Jacqueline Author, Speaker & Patient Advocate
Ilana Jacqueline is author of the book Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness (New Harbinger, March 2018). She is an award-winning blogger in the health advocacy community, a professional patient advocate, speaker, and works in multiple capacities to bring social and medical awareness about different conditions– all while continuing to work her most important full-time job: managing an “unmanageable” illness.
As a health advocate and regularly interviewed expert on chronic illness, Jacqueline looks to help patients advocate for themselves at their most vulnerable moments. She worked as the Managing Editor for the international rare and genetic disease nonprofit, Global Genes for several years before launching a career as an author and educator on chronic illness awareness.
She is currently working as the Coordinator of The Genomics Collaborative at FDNA.