Meet this APHA Speaker:
CarolAnne Dube, BS, MSc, BCPA
Patient Advocates of Southwest FL, LLC
Florida (Southwest serving Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee & Collier counties)
- You Know You Need a Patient Advocate When . . .
- Navigating Today’s Healthcare System Challenges
- Navigating Through the Substance Abuse and Addiction Maze
As an experienced patient navigator and advocate with a background in nursing, healthcare leadership, community relations, marketing and philanthropy, CarolAnne Dube’s career expands over several disciplines including healthcare, community relations and fund development. Having persevered by working her way up from an entry-level position as a nurse’s assistant to serving as a member the senior-level administrative team table for both a healthcare system and community college, she “. . . knows her stuff.”
See this speaker’s website: www.PatientAdvocatesofSWFL.com
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She is driven when guiding clients to successfully navigate through our complex and fragmented healthcare system often witnessing them become skilled at advocating for themselves or family members. As an expert and collaborator, CarolAnne delivers engaged and high-energy presentations based on personal and client experiences. Audiences appreciate her easily employed and effective strategies for proactive personal healthcare navigation and engagement.
CarolAnne earned her BS from the University of Maine, her MSc from Bay Path University and is a Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA). Customers call on her due to her reputation of delivering practical, proactive and customized time-tested action plans that serve her clients as they gain a better understanding of the system, provide awareness of options, answers to questions and problems addressed.
Diverse opportunities for speaking and presentation thus far including:
Regional: Hospital spokesperson resulting in many television news segment interviews; co-hosted, then became the host of a regional monthly television show, “Valley’s View,” from 2001-2008 (WAGM-TV 8)
State: Previous appointment to the Maine Commission for Community Service by former Governor John Baldacci, then serving as the commission chair – resulted in many state-wide opportunities for presentations. (2003-2009)
National: Panelist presentation at the National Association Rural Health Centers, national convention (1983).