Joseph H. Flutie, or “Joe” as he would like you to know him, is an experienced healthcare marketer with a uniquely diverse background specializing in strategy. Recruited to leadership positions by healthcare industry leaders such as Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), Bridgewater Associates, and currently, Amgen, Joe has been a team manager and part of product launches at both the national and international level across a variety of therapeutic areas including but not limited to, Virology, Immunology, and Cardiology.
Joe has always had a penchant for global thinking, having had the fortune to travel extensively in his early life, and this “global mindset” only solidified during his MBA program at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He understands the difficulty and importance of international issues specific to healthcare helping the global launch of the first multi-drug resistant tuberculosis drug in 40 years, and having worked in HIV medicine extensively and learning about the intricacies of the disease and the challenges associated with it both as a professional and while travelling to South Africa during business school.
While studying for his B.A. in Economics from Bucknell University, Joe was a member of the Bucknell Brigade, a student-run organization providing healthcare to underserved communities in Nicaragua. As part of the Brigade team, Joe spent a year raising money and medical supplies, the efforts of which culminated in a medical mission trip to build medical facilities and provide doctor and nurse care. This experience especially resonated with him and the mission of Afya. To witness the impact of the Brigade’s yearlong efforts on just one small community, Afya seemed like a natural extension of this experience and his desire to help at both the local and global level.
Joe currently lives in Los Angeles with his fiancée, Allison and their two dogs, Delta and Penny. In his spare time, Joe trains for Ironman triathlons while raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.