Our PBC Judging Panel

We are incredibly thankful to our judges for taking the time to participate in this program.


Applications are reviewed by a panel and judged according to a set of judging criteria. Any conflicts of interest are declared by the judges. If a judge has a conflict, he or she is excluded from any discussions that pertain to the conflict. The judging panel is comprised of Intercept representatives from Corporate and Medical Affairs, alongside external advisors representing the perspectives of the medical and patient communities. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in October 2019.


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Ann Moore, FNP

Ann Moore is a Family Nurse Practitioner and liver specialist at AZ Liver Health. With her 30+ years of liver disease management experience, she lectures extensively throughout the Arizona region and serves as an advisor to many organizations and companies involved in the care and treatment of liver disease. She was awarded the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence in 2014 for her work with Hepatitis C patients in rural and underserved communities. She is an associate member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD), a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the Arizona Nurses Association. Ann completed her master’s degree in nursing and post masters’ as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Phoenix.




Cathy Mumford

Cathy Mumford is a patient advocate in the primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) community. Having been diagnosed in 2007 with early stage PBC, she has found that no two PBC patients have the same journey. Cathy decided early on to put her organizational and communication skills in action as an advocate by learning all she could about PBC, following research and clinical trial efforts, and advocating for PBC patients. Since then, Cathy has become a member of the Executive Committee with the PBCers Organization, the largest U.S. based support group for PBC, and in 2016 became a member of the American Liver Foundation’s newly created National Patient Advisory Committee (NPAC-PBC).




Jennifer Pate, MD

Jennifer Pate, MD, is the Chief of Psychiatry at St. Luke’s – Baylor Medical Center, where she specializes in caring for the mental health needs of patients with chronic or terminal illness, including those with liver disease, such as PBC. A PBC patient herself, Dr. Pate helps other patients cope with both the physical and mental symptoms of living with the condition. Due to her professional and personal experience, Dr. Pate offers a unique perspective to her patients and colleagues. She graduated from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 2000 with a specialty in psychiatry.