Healthcare Advocate Profile
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How I Can Help
I excel at helping manage complex medical, mental health and addiction crises. An example is when medical and psychological issues exist but the professionals from each discipline are not talking to each other. My role is to enhance communication and coordination between the disciplines at all times.
Princeton University, BA – magna cum laude, Sociology, 1980
University of Chicago, MBA, Minor – Health Care Administration, 1984
National Louis University, MS, Counseling, 2012
Why I Became a Professional Healthcare Advocate
In 2007 I found myself helping 2 separate families in crisis as their children were diagnosed with cancer. I discovered that I made an impact and I wanted to be able to do more to help others who were also trying to navigate through healthcare crises. I decided to return to school in 2009 for my second masters, this time a clinical degree in counseling, focusing on working with individuals and families in crisis.
Professional Organizations, Affiliations and Titles:
National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants, Treasurer (current), Member since 2012.
Certified Senior Advisor since 2012.
Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, Member since 2012.
National Certified Counselor since 2012.
American Counseling Association, Member since 2012.
Illinois Counseling Association, Member since 2012.
Greater Chicago Advocates, Member since 2015.
Illinois Continuity of Care Association, Member since 2015.
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