Nicolas Ferreyros is Director of Communications at the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), the only national organization dedicated solely to preserving and protecting local, affordable, and accessible community cancer care. He is responsible for all internal and external communications activities at COA, including media relations, policy communications, and digital strategy.
A seasoned communications counselor and strategist with more than 13 years of experience in public relations, Nick has a deep understanding of the people, policies, and processes that affect America’s health care system. Since 2006, he has been engaged in nearly every major health policy issue before Congress and regulatory agencies, including the Affordable Care Act, the 340B Drug Discount Program, Medicare policy, and more. He has worked closely with Democratic and Republican legislators on Capitol Hill, the White House, the Department of Health & Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, and National Institutes of Health.
With a knack for translating the “wonkery” of science and policy into plain language and understandable concepts that people care about, Nick specializes in developing successful strategies to address complex issues. Working closely with thought leaders, stakeholders, reporters, and editors, his work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS Evening News, PBS NewsHour, and other leading national outlets.
Prior to joining COA, Nick was a managing supervisor at GYMR Public Relations, a boutique Washington, DC communications firm specializing in health care, science and social issues. While there, he oversaw high-profile, award-winning campaigns for clients including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Board of Internal Medicine, Consumer Reports, and numerous federal agencies.
A native of Houston, Texas, Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.