Gloria Searson, MSW became an advocate for Hepatitis C after being unable to obtain treatment due to the lack of awareness and resources surrounding Hepatitis C. Driven by her passion to serve and encourage people in need, she founded the Coalition on Positive Health Empowerment (COPE) which works to eliminate Hepatitis C through advocacy, education, patient screening, counseling, and peer support. She hopes the summit will provide attendees an understanding of the landscape so they feel empowered to advocate on their behalf.