Mercina Tillemann-Dick currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC). Experienced in strategic planning and communications, Mercina Tillemann-Dick has spent her career translating complex ideas for broad audiences in the public and private sectors. Tillemann-Dick has advised state and national governments on issues involving public health and youth. Whether crafting pandemic plans for the City of Houston, initiating paradigm-shifting public health legislation or introducing and organizing the TED conference at Yale, Tillemann-Dick is used to building things from the ground up. While working with Janssen’s Global Public Health Group, she drafted congressional testimony, authored publications and spearheaded multiple public information initiatives. She has worked in the offices of the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and for the Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress. In 2013, Tillemann-Dick co-founded A Curated Dialogue, a consultancy dedicated to sharing and shaping ideas through precise and approachable media. She has a degree in Bioethics, Law and Political Science from Yale University.