The Swoop Patient Advocacy and Privacy Advisory Board


The ability of data-driven technology companies to predict and shape patient outcomes creates both an opportunity and a responsibility to uphold and protect patient rights and consumer privacy. To assure we are always at the forefront of the industry, we formed the Swoop Patient Advocacy and Privacy Advisory Board. The Board empowers Swoop to continue to be a pioneer in using the constantly-evolving power of RWD, ML and AI for direct patient benefits, while protecting consumer rights and lowering healthcare costs.

Patricia Ballin
Senior Director Global Public Policy, LiveRamp

Patricia is a leading expert in the ever-more-important realm of data privacy. Before joining LiveRamp, she was the Privacy Officer for Datavant, Privacy Officer for LiveRamp and the Director of Privacy for Product and Engineering at Acxiom. Additionally, she served as a Westin Fellow at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Westin Research Center.

Ronnie Sharpe
Co-Founder, Savvy Cooperative; Patient Voice Advocate

Ronnie is a dedicated advocate of patients as the driver behind every solution in healthcare. He is the co-founder of Savvy Cooperative, a patient-driven, patient-owned platform connecting healthcare industry professionals with patients (, and founder of CysticLife, an online community for cystic fibrosis patients.

Ron Ellwell
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Swoop

Ron brings more than 20 years of executive experience in high-tech, online media and digital marketing. He was previously an Operating Partner at Bessemer Ventures and served on the Boards of several companies including including MFORMA, now owned by Electronic Arts, Enforta, now owned by ER Telecom and ReefEdge, now owned by Symantec.

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