Carol L. Campbell is a Board Certified Patient Advocate, Caregiver Coach and Co-founder of Leave The Light On Foundation, Inc - a caregiver support organization. Carol in nationally certified by the Patient Advocate Certification Board and completed the Caregiver Coach training program administered by Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services and Fordham University Ravazzin Center on Aging.
Carol has also worked as an Allied Health Instructor for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of New York State (BOCES). While there, she prepared adult students for the National Healthcare Association exam for Certified Medical Administrative Assistants. Carol taught students everything from understanding medical insurance plans, medicare versus medicaid, military benefits, active listening skills, medical terminology and more. This knowledge base continues to assist Carol when coaching family caregivers and advocating for patients.
Prior to preparing students for their NHA exams, Carol was a Director of Students Services for a private allied health school where she maintained a 95% student retention rate over a 4 year period by assisting students with personal issues that would have normally caused them to withdraw from school.
Carol also trained as a Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Consultant. It is because of this training that Carol understands the functionality, technology and meaningful use logic behind Electronic Medical Records/Electronic Health Records (EMRs/EHRs) and how patient portals are essential to streamlining the role of the family caregiver.
As co-founder of Leave The Light On Foundation, Inc. (LTLOF) - a 501c3 family caregiver support organization, Carol is able to give free caregiver support services to communities in Nashville, New York, San Diego and Alabama. Carol's work with her non-profit organization, LTLOF, has allowed her to assist families with caregiver coaching sessions, utility bill assistance, caregiver workshops and pampering events. She plans to continue to grow her philanthropic work in the future.
It is important to note, however, that the title she is most proud to hold is "Auntie Carol" to her nephew, Karl-Matthieu Campbell.