CURA Strategies

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Identifying The Right Partners To Catalyze, Convene & Align

About The Webinar

You can’t validate yourself – it’s as true for non-profits as it is for corporations. In an era where thought partnership is the key to influence, learn how to identify and prioritize high-value partners while building authentic relationships that catalyze change.

Join our next free webinar to learn:

Criteria to consider when vetting partners
Our quantifiable approach to prioritizing partners
Tips for successful outreach
Real client examples of stakeholder mapping





Michael Mawby is a seasoned lobbyist and patient advocate responsible for leading successful policy changes at both the state and federal level. He built the American Diabetes Assn. government relations shop from a small three person office to a team of more than 20 working on state and federal legislation, grassroots organizing and legal advocacy. During his decade with the ADA Congress expanded Medicare coverage for diabetes and 46 states passed similar legislation. In 2004 he left ADA to open a Washington office for the Danish pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk where he again started small but ended directing a team of 20+ that worked on federal and state legislation and policy. While at Novo he brought together a broad coalition of organizations to form the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance. Most recently he launched the legislative function for the Swiss firm Ferring Pharmaceuticals where, working with patient organizations, he led the first successful effort in the infertility space since the passage of Obamacare to pass a state “mandate” covering infertility procedures and medications. Mike has four children and now lives in Connecticut with his wife.

Michael Mawby

Patient-centered Government Affairs & Advocacy Executive

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CURA Strategies is an integrated strategic communications and public affairs agency exclusively focused on health care and wellness. 

Our name, CURA – Latin for care, concern, and attention to others – exemplifies our mission: to take exceptional care of our clients so they can transform the health care system and improve lives. Whether our client is a business, a non-profit or a government agency, we believe that taking transformative action to improve people’s lives is always the winning strategy. 

Diversity of experience is our greatest strength – we’ve worked with government agencies, think tanks, corporations, coalitions and consulting firms in every area of communications, including public affairs, corporate reputation, product promotion, cause marketing, and issues management. 

The result is an insightful team that can craft compelling audience-specific positioning, broker unique mutually beneficial partnerships and execute breakthrough communication campaigns across all available channels of paid, earned, social and owned media.

Anne Woodbury

CEO, CURA Strategies

One of PRNews’ 2020 Top Women in PR, Anne is a sought-after strategic counselor who believes in the transformative potential of uniting mission-minded influencers to create new organizations, coalition and campaigns. Her creation and leadership of the award-winning Advocates for Opioid Recovery organization helped earn CURA the PRovoke New Agency of the Year award in 2018 and nominations for 2020 Boutique Agency and Healthcare Agency of the Year. Anne started her career working with former Speaker Newt Gingrich, with whom she co-authored Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare.


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
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Scott Leezer

VP, Government Relations

CURA Strategies

A seasoned strategic public affairs expert with over a decade of bipartisan government relations consulting experience, Scott’s genuine understanding of public policy and political landscapes helps him to develop and implement strategic policy agendas that meet clients' goals through relationships with key stakeholders. Scott started his career as a health aide to Senator Dick Durbin, who is currently a member of Democratic Senate leadership. Well-connected, passionate and highly motivated, Scott’s commitment, specifically in the areas of heart disease and veteran health, earned him PR Week’s 2019 “Most Purposeful Agency Professional.”