There are several ways to stay connected and get involved with the PFANetwork Community.

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Joan Maxwell, Coordinator of the PFAnetwork

Joan Maxwell has 40+ years of experience in the fashion industry, working for retailers and brands. She spent 14 years at Vera Bradley as VP of Merchandising, creating a strong brand image and customer experience. It was thru that lens that Joan became a patient at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, and became passionate about the patient experience. She is currently a Senior Advisor for MakerSights, a tech start up in the Bay Area. She has been an advisor on the Patient & Family Advisory Committee at John Muir Health since its inception in 2015. Joan is also working on a national level to encourage the voice of the patient in health care discussions. Currently, she is on the Advisory Board of PFCCpartners, the Cal Hospital Compare Technical Advisory Board, the NQF Task Force: Driving Value through the Next Generation of Quality (Clinical & Quality Alignment Sub-Committee), and National Quality Forum’s Patient & Caregiver Engagement Advisory Group.


PFAnetwork Yammer Community!

In an effort to enhance the community collaboration and sharing among all of the patients and families serving in their role of Advisor, we have created an online community as part of the PFAnetwork. In this community, held on a networking and sharing site called Yammer, you can share your best practices and projects that you are working, ask questions of other Advisors, and continue to stay up to date on everything in the network.

See here for more information on signing up and using Yammer, or request an invitation from

Monthly Virtual Meetings

When: The second Wednesday of every month, beginning at Noon PST.

Where:  Zoom!

Telephone: +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 872 321 887

International numbers available:

Tell us about yourself – take the PFANetwork Advisor Interest Survey!  

As interest and participation in the PFANetwork continues to grow, we are developing a registry to improve our ability to make connections for you to one another for support and to engagement opportunities.  The more we understand your Advisory activities, priorities, and interests, the more we can support your efforts.   Please contact Lindsey with questions at

Click Here to take the Advisor Interest Survey!