Denise developed a lifelong passion for helping patients get access to oncology and rare disease treatments after befriending a woman in college struggling to find relief from chronic leukemia. She went on to gain valuable experience with biopharmaceutical and healthcare consulting companies leading sales, product management, reimbursement, and more. As market access to drugs became more convoluted, Denise knew there was a need for driven, people-focused experts in this space. 

She founded DKP in 2000 and has built an unparalleled work culture built on collaboration, service, and integrity. She cares deeply about everyone on her team, her clients, and the DKP mission. 

A challenge and adventure junkie, Denise doesn’t shrink back from the ever-changing healthcare sphere. She’s always researching the latest trends and policies, analyzing data and drug legislation, and guiding clients through the marketplace. People that know her admire her unwavering commitment to market access and her depth of knowledge in the rare disease, oncology, and cell and gene therapy space.  

Active in the community, Denise serves on the Board of the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors for the Humane Society- of Boone County, and on the steering committee of the Boone County Chamber group Women Inspiring Women. She also volunteers with Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN). When she’s not serving in the community or rescuing animals, Denise can be found unwinding at home, often hands deep in her garden, reading a good mystery, or drinking Cabernet on the patio with her husband, Mike.