Advocacy Spotlight: Annual Shine Lecture: The Case for Patient and Health Care Advocates
Boston University School of Public Health’s Annual Shine Lecture honors the memory of Cathy Shine and her dedication to the rights of all those in need of care. This year’s event featured Dr. Heidi B. Kummer. Dr. Kummer is the founder of the independent practice 3C Patient Advocacy and has served as President of the Patient Advocate Certification Board since 2021.
Advocacy Spotlight: Ailene Gerhardt, MA, BCPA
Ailene Gerhardt, Vice President of the NAHAC Board of Directors, has built her advocacy practice Beacon Patient Solutions LLC with a focus on solo agers - an aging adult 55+ who, because of choice or circumstance, is without the support of adult children or close family members.