Chief Care Advocate
Io is Founder and Chief Care Advocate of GreyZone LLC, a medical advocacy company helping people with difficult to diagnose, rare and complex medical conditions find answers and improve their quality of life. Io formed GreyZone after experiencing as a patient how complicated it was for those with chronic and complex medical conditions to obtain an accurate diagnosis of their symptoms.
Io has been devoted to supporting diagnostic improvement and patient advocacy efforts for more than a decade. She was co-founder, and past Executive Director of the Washington State Health Advocacy Association (WASHAA), currently HealthAdvocateX. She served on the Advisory Board for the Care Management Certificate of the University of Washington, and she was a founding member of the Patient Advocate Certification Board (PACB).
Locally, Io currently serves on the Washington Patient Safety Coalition Diagnostic Workgroup and the Washington Rare Disease Advisory Council. Nationally, she has been an active member of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Patient Engagement and Practice Improvement Committees for several years.
Io holds a post-graduate certificate in Patient Advocacy from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology Studies from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Business Administration, Marketing Management from The American College of Greece.