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Cynthia Fisher

Cynthia A. Fisher is a serial life sciences entrepreneur and investor. She is currently Founder and Chairman of, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on empowering patients and consumers with actual, upfront prices, greatly reducing healthcare costs through a functional, competitive market.

Cynthia is best known as a pioneer in the use of umbilical cord blood as a life saving stem cell source for treating cancers like leukemia and certain genetic disorders. In 1993, she was CEO and Founder of ViaCord, Inc., one of today’s leading private cord blood banks. In 2000, Cynthia co-founded and was President of the cellular medicines company, ViaCell, Inc., of which ViaCord became a division. ViaCell went public in 2005, was acquired by PerkinElmer in 2007, and exists today under its ViaCord brand. Prior to founding ViaCord, Cynthia worked as Marketing Manager of the Blood Bank Division at blood management company Haemonetics. She began her career in sales and marketing with IBM focusing on the hospital, insurance, and defense industries.

She is a Director of The Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams beer, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, and Truly. She also serves as a Director of Easterly Government Properties, Inc., a publicly held Real Estate Investment Trust. She is the Co-Founder of, provider of K-12 financial literacy, and formerly served on the board of which enables access to safe water.

Cynthia holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Ursinus College, and a BS in Biophysics.