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Commemorating World Sepsis Day with Marc Leishman

After facing a traumatic experience, it’s necessary to stop and think about the good we can bring to the world. After battling a sepsis infection, that's exactly what Marc and Audrey Leishman did with the Begin Again Foundation. Sepsis isn’t widely talked about. But if left untreated, it can be deadly.

Watch Kelli Bravo, VP of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Pega as she interviews Marc on his and his wife's brush with sepsis. Learn how they decided to take a nearly tragic experience and turn it into a tool to spread awareness.

You’ll also hear from our resident RN, Carol Everhart, who will share information about sepsis from her professional expertise.

Join us in commemorating World Sepsis Day this year on September 13, 2021 and Sepsis Awareness Month spanning from September 1st to September 30th. Don't forget to take a moment to learn more about sepsis by checking out Marc and Audrey's Begin Again Foundation.


Marc Leishman
Professional Golfer

Marc Leishman is an Australian on the PGA TOUR who began his career as rookie of the year in 2009. Since then, he has won six PGA TOUR tournaments, including the 2021 Zurich Classic, and finished fifth in the 2021 Masters Tournament. Consistent with Pega’s dedication to global charitable efforts, Leishman helped establish the Begin Again Foundation, which aims to save lives through sepsis and toxic shock syndrome education, provide financial assistance to survivors and families, and support communities during times of crisis.

Kelli Bravo
VP, Global Industry Market Leader – Healthcare & Life Sciences

Kelli has over 15 years of customer-focused solution and GTM Experience in Healthcare and Life Sciences companies and is responsible for Pega's go-to-market strategy for end-to-end engagement, CRM, core admin and back office solutions across payer, provider, life sciences and PBM organizations. Prior to Pega, she was the VP of Product Marketing at Casenet, an enterprise population health and care management solutions company and a division of Centene. She has previously held executive management positions at McKesson, Microsoft, Epocrates and Athenahealth where she was responsible for transforming the go-to-market strategy, leading the voice of the customer initiatives and evolving marketing operations. Kelli has an MBA and an MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University.

Carol Everhart, RN
Healthcare Industry Principal

Carol Everhart is a Registered Nurse with Pegasystems, serving as Healthcare Industry Principal for Care Management. In this role, she provides thought leadership to support the continued growth and development of the Care Management tools for providers. After 10 years of bedside nursing, she continued her career in leadership positions in various healthcare settings from the payer and provider environments such as Senior Clinical Consultant, Director of Care Coordination and Quality Initiatives, Director of Medical Management as well as Director of Clinical Informatics.

In addition to her degree in Nursing she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s degree in Medical Informatics.

Besides Carol’s passion for improving the delivery of healthcare, she is a health and wellness enthusiast that enjoys running.


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