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Today, Friends of Patients at the NIH announces that Andrew Derr has been elected to its board of directors.

Derr is a managing director in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s government health technology practice, with over 20 years of management consulting, information technology and program management experience.  He has been with Deloitte since 2004, working at both of the company’s corporate offices in Arlington and Rockville. Derr’s major government clients have most recently included the NIH (since 2013), the Military Health System (2008-2013) and the Transportation Security Administration (2006-2008).

With over 15 years of experience at Deloitte, Andrew’s focus has been on bringing IT-enabled business transformation, and CIO services to multiple federal agencies, primarily in the health market. Andrew specializes in CIO advisory services, IT strategic planning, IT-enabled business transformation and data analytics.  He is a certified Program Management Professional (PMP) and serves as a strategic advisor to the federal health CIO and CTO communities. Andrew also dedicates time and services to groups within the non-profit federal health community, notably the Friends of Patients at the NIH and The Children’s Inn.

Andrew is a 1996 graduate of Vanderbilt University, lives in Middletown, MD, and is the proud father of four children, ranging in ages from 22 to 9.  With his two sons and two daughters, life is consistently filled with school activities and coaching youth sports. Andrew is an active sports enthusiast, with snow skiing, basketball, golf, and soccer being some of his favorites. His additional hobbies include family hiking in western MD, Civil War history and freelance sportswriting.

Andrew is extremely excited and honored to be joining the board at the Friends of Patients at the NIH.

Located in the Clinical Center on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Friends of Patients at the NIH is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emotional and financial support to patients in need so that they can participate in their treatments at the NIH from start to finish. Friends at NIH provides patients and their caregivers with funds for housing, transportation and social outings. To learn more, visit


Heidi Williams, chief executive officer, Friends of Patients at the NIH
c: 301-938-4777

Kevin Blackerby, development manager, Friends of Patients at the NIH
c: 240-274-2101

Therese Draddy, program and office manager, Friends of Patients at the NIH
c: 301.651.2885

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