MedTech Color aims to advance the representation of persons of color in the medical device industry. Here's how...
Granting access to a diversified Medtech Professional network
Being a catalyst for professional development
To build a community of African Americans that sponsor & mentor to increase the number of leaders of color in the Medtech industry
To increase the number of African Americans who enter & stay in Medtech
To add tangible value to the Medtech Ecosystem via thought-leadership
Executive Director, AdvaMed Accel
DeChane Dorsey is executive director of AdvaMed Accel, the division within AdvaMed dedicated to the needs of smaller medical technology manufacturers. The vision of AdvaMed Accel is to be the leader in advancing medical technology by bolstering the industry’s emerging and early-growth enterprises – the drivers of disruptive innovation, job creation, and economic expansion. The division is committed to ensuring the voice of small pioneering and entrepreneurial companies is always heard by policymakers. DeChane is also team lead on AdvaMed’s heath equity workstream, spearheading the creation and execution of AdvaMed’s Principles on Health Equity. Previously, as AdvaMed’s Vice President of Payment and Health Care Delivery Policy, DeChane provided analysis and guidance to association members on Medicare payment, coding, and coverage issues; and developed the association’s policy positions for improved payment and coding infrastructure. Before joining AdvaMed, DeChane served as Director of Health Policy for the American Academy of Ophthalmology and as Senior Counsel in the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. DeChane started her career as a Westwood Fellow at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, D.C. DeChane received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.
MedTech Color Pitch Competition
The MedTech Color Pitch Competition is a foundational start for early-stage startups within the med tech industry. We’re looking for innovative startups to take the stage for a virtual competition, showcase their products or services that will directly benefit patients, and tell their story.MedTech Color Pitch Competition