Niesha Foster is Vice President, Product Access, Global Health & Social Impact where her team is focused on eliminating the patient affordability challenge, creating last mile solutions and driving colleague & community engagement. In this role she is accountable for Pfizer’s US Patient Assistance Program, administered through Pfizer RxPathways, signature international product donation programs, including the International Trachoma Initiative, engagement with community-based organizations in select developed markets, and co-leading Pfizer’s Multicultural Health Equity Collective (The Collective). The Collective focuses on achieving health equity across ethnic groups and other underrepresented communities facing significant health disparities.
During her 18-year Pfizer career, Niesha has also led strategic and operational programs across commercial and platform functions, was the finance lead for Pfizer’s HIV franchise and COPD program, served as Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President of Policy as well as to the President of Worldwide Research & Development, and was Corporate Affairs Lead focused on shaping the operating and access environment for the Rare Disease and Inflammation & Immunology business groups. Prior to Pfizer, she was responsible for forecasting the National Football League’s Annual Salary Cap and partnering with the NFL Players Association to ensure teams’ compliance with key elements of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and she served as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Niesha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. She is currently a Board Member of New York Edge which is the largest provider of after school and summer programming for NYC school children.