Glenna Crooks, Ph.D. is a policy expert/strategist. Known as a ‘one-woman think tank’, she was named a Disruptive Woman in Healthcare for her innovations.

Appointed by President Reagan, she was a senior advisor with a $70B portfolio of health programs.  As Global VP of Merck’s Vaccine Business, she tripled sales to $1B in under three years. She is the founder of three companies and now, Co-Founder of CogentSage.

She was Chair of the National Commission on Rare Diseases, received the Congressional Exemplary Service Award for Orphan Products Development and was the first civilian to receive the highest award in public health, the Surgeon General’s Medallion.

She a Fellow at two University Centers: for Neuroscience and Society and for Population Health. She serves on Boards, is a sought-after speaker, a confidential advisor to leaders and is the author of several books, including Covenants: Inspiring the Soul of Healing and The Network Sage: Realize Your Network Superpower.