Claudia Carasso is a communications management consultant, creative director, and marketing leader with more than 20 years’ experience in developing major global brand platforms, growing dynamic start-up companies, and advising NGOs on communications policy, issues and challenges. She is currently founder and managing partner of Elastic Minds, LLC, a consulting group based in Los Angeles with presence in San Francisco and New York City. Prior to that, Ms. Carasso was EVP and global technology practice leader and U.S. Western Region healthcare practice lead at Cohn & Wolfe. Ms. Carasso is a global activist serving as a brand and communications advisor to the Convergence Institute for Policy Resolution, a national dialogue and action organization. She is also an advisor to the Fogerty Institute for Innovation’s Ferolyn Fellowship Fund, where she mentors young biotech CEOs and executives.