MEET OUR TEAM
Rare Patient Voice is made up of dedicated professionals who work to connect clients with rare and non-rare disease patients and family caregivers for all types of research. In this monthly feature, we’ll get to know a Team RPV member.
Kirk Munsch, Patient Advocacy Manager
A move and a chance email lead to a momentous opportunity for both Kirk Munsch and Rare Patient Voice several years ago. A Multiple Sclerosis patient himself, Kirk and his wife were familiar with the company, having participated in its patient and caregiver surveys. As he tells it, “After we moved to Colorado, I sent an email to RPV to change my mailing address. Wes Michael (RPV’s president) answered it immediately, and he and I then started a conversation that went from changing my address to working a patient recruitment event in Denver the next weekend. My position in the company evolved from there.”
A passionate patient advocate who can categorically relate to those who have RPV process questions and privacy concerns, Kirk is highly qualified to provide the “yes, you really can get paid for your opinion” answer to questions from patients and caregivers. He loves to attend support group meetings and education events, and to explore venues outside of the norm (including fitness facilities, church functions, and non-medical/disability specific health fairs) to spread the RPV message. In fact, he keeps a folding table in the trunk of his car just for such occasions!
When not recruiting for RPV, Kirk enjoys fantasy golf and football, surfing the web, cycling, and working out. He also considers himself an extreme weather veteran, having experienced tornadoes, hurricanes, and an earthquake!