Drew Saelens is ZERO’s go-to policy advisor and corporate fundraiser. If he’s not on the Hill talking increased research funding with elected officials or working to secure funding for ZERO’s patient programs, you can probably find him playing with his pup, Puck, or recruiting new advocates and helping them harness their passion for the cause.
A former development executive of a charitable assistance foundation, Drew raised funds for patients and their families to assist in cost-sharing services and obligations. Prior to that role, he served as the Senior Health Policy Manager at Applied Policy, where was the lead policy and reimbursement analyst for several clients. In July 2016, Drew joined ZERO to utilize his experience to advocate on behalf of prostate cancer patients and their families nationwide as well as to work with donors to fund ZERO’s patient programs. He’s fueled by his desire to secure funding that will put and end to prostate cancer and create increased awareness and education for all men affected by the disease.
When he’s not spending time as a devoted dog dad to Puck (who makes frequent visits to the ZERO office), he’s probably mountain biking, running, or hitting the rink for a game of ice hockey. Drop him a line here to talk about ZERO’s government relations and policy, to become an advocate, or to get tips on running a successful marathon.