Cynthia Fisher

Founder and Chairman, Patient Rights Advocate

Cynthia A. Fisher is Founder and Chairman of, a nonprofit organization seeking healthcare price transparency, giving power to American consumers to know actual prices, competition, and lower costs of care and coverage through a functional marketplace and choice.  Cynthia is best known for her pioneering work as Founder and CEO of ViaCord, Inc., a leading umbilical cord blood stem cell banking company which she started in 1993. In 2000, she co-founded and was president of the cellular medicines company, ViaCell, Inc. which went public in 2005.

Cynthia also serves on the public company boards of the Boston Beer Company, Inc. and Easterly Government Properties, Inc.  She co-founded and is Chairman of which provides curriculum for K-12 financial literacy. She serves on the board of the National Park Foundation and previously served on the board of directors of

Cynthia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS and honorary Doctorate of Science from Ursinus College.

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