Heritage Biologics chief operating officer joins Advisory Directors

KANSAS CITY, Mo., (Oct. 11, 2016) – Christopher Kennedy focuses on community wellbeing wherever he goes. His job, family and volunteer work are all products of his passion for improved health. He and his family came to Kansas City with the desire to generate relationships and opportunities for community building. Only living in the area for less than a year, he has already made a significant influence on the health of Kansas Citians.

Christopher moved from St. Louis with his wife Kelly and their three young children. He is an Illinois native that has focused his career on the sales aspects of health care. He is currently the chief operating officer at Heritage Biologics, a specialty pharmacy providing rare therapeutic services.

“At Heritage Biologics, patient care is critical. We are trailblazers in the patient experience movement, finding innovative ways to care for patients.”

With help from Christopher, the pharmacy and its mission are a growing institution. Heritage Biologics is headquartered in Kansas City with 70 employees, a high-end facility and industry leading technology. The company is expanding nationwide with six additional locations.

The importance he places on community building has trickled into his company’s culture. Christopher assisted the launch of the Rare Experience Walk, an event hosted by Heritage Biologics to raise awareness and money for rare disease patients and research. The walk led participants to the Kansas City Zoo where all attendees had the opportunity to meet Sporting Kansas City players and visit zoo exhibits.

His interest in creating partnerships to benefit Kansas City’s health industry brought him to The Research Foundation.

“I moved my family here because I wanted to get involved in Kansas City. I have a great interest in community involvement and that’s my main reason for becoming an Advisory Director.”

Christopher plans to use his familiarity with health care and community enhancement experiences to elevate the Foundation and its programs.

“Heritage Biologic’s mission aligns really well with the Foundation’s mission. There is a lot of potential synergy. I want to use my skill set to be an effective Advisory Director for The Research Foundation.”

Learn more about how Christopher and other Advisory Directors help the Foundation by calling 816-276-4218.