Gregory C. Simon is the President of the Biden Cancer Initiative. In this role he if working to develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes.
Previously, he was the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a position created by President Barack Obama for which he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden in March 2016. As Executive Director, Greg assembled and led a team of eight professionals to support the work of the Vice President in developing and promoting the goals of the Cancer Moonshot in numerous meetings and presentations and to coordinate the work of the Task Force comprised of twenty cabinet and sub-cabinet offices.
Greg Simon has held senior positions in both chambers of Congress and the White House, been a senior strategy consultant to a variety of international technology CEO’s, led a national patient advocacy nonprofit he co-founded with Mike Milken and served as a senior executive at a large pharmaceutical corporation. He has developed a reputation as a visionary strategist, a dynamic public speaker and writer, and as a knowledgeable analyst of emerging trends in healthcare, information technology, innovative drug research and development and patient advocacy.