After graduating from Villanova School of Business, Trina Kadakia has spent the last 7 years in brand management at Johnson & Johnson across both Consumer Healthcare and the Pharmaceutical industry leading growth strategy, brand positioning, digital marketing, and media on iconic brands like TYLENOL®, BAND-AID®, and most recently, STELARA®. By cultivating a deep understanding of what patients need and delivering meaningful value, support and experiences along their disease journeys, Trina has always put patients at the center.
In her work, it became increasingly clear that across medical conditions – no matter the physical symptoms, diagnoses, or unique challenges posed – mental health is often the underlying common thread, and yet our complex healthcare environment makes it the least addressed & the least inclusive for the patients who need it most.
With a fierce belief that all patients should be able to access the care & support they need, fostered by her work for J&J’s Diversity & Inclusion task-force and in the patient advocacy space, Trina instantly connected to the Gateway HorseWorks' vision & mission. Initially connected to Gateway as a volunteer with Compass Pro Bono Consulting, Trina knew this wasn’t a project, but a calling. Her passion for inclusivity, diversified brand strategy background, and evolving desire to simplify the patient experience in healthcare propel her eagerness to enable accessibility to a larger toolkit of tailored mental health solutions like EAT for all who seek it.
Trina resides in her home city of Philly where she enjoys runs on the Ben Franklin Bridge, Eagles tailgates, and frequenting live music venues across the city.