Kayla Klein has been a member of the bleeding disorders community since childhood. Her father, David Matyuf, was a hemophiliac who, like so many others, contracted HIV during the 1980s AIDS crisis. Now, as a mother of two young boys, one who has severe hemophilia A, Kayla is dedicated to patient advocacy and healthcare policy, specifically around Medicaid. Kayla has been featured on NPR regarding children on Medicaid, spoken alongside Massachusetts State Senator Ed Markey about CHIP funding, and has been on Boston's local Fox affiliate discussing potential changes to copay assistance programs.
Kayla has her B.A. from Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame and her Master’s Degree in Teaching from Simmons College. Kayla currently works as a Patient Education Consultant for Octapharma, USA. She lives in Boston, MA with her husband Joel, sons Robbie and Eddie, and dog Atticus.