ABOUT CAPITAL REGION PATIENT ADVOCACY
Beth van Bladel, CPA
Capital Region Patient Advocacy
Beth van Bladel is the Founder and Director of Capital Region Patient Advocacy, a grassroots endeavor dedicated to teaching healthcare advocacy and navigation skills to our community. She develops healthcare navigation tools, facilitates caregiver discussion groups and teaches workshops such as "Preparing for the Doctor's Visit and Communicating Your Medical Concerns", "The Ins and Outs of Medication Management" and "Navigating the Hospital Discharge Process: Transitioning from Hospital to Home".
Beth has developed a resource network of healthcare experts and actively collaborates with professional and community organizations. She has conducted community educational sessions on behalf of the Albany Medical Center Renal Transplant Unit, Albany Law School, Alzheimer's Association, Capital District Scleroderma Foundation, Capital Region Caregiver Coalition, Colonie Senior Services, Community Caregivers, Inc., Foundation of New York State Nurses LENS Program, and the National Kidney Foundation. Beth also conducted community educational sessions and provider outreach visits in support of the IPRO Care Transitions Initiative. She has been a featured guest on WMHT's "Health Link with Benita Zahn" and WGY 103.1 FM "Life Matters". Beth currently moderates the monthly “Ask an Advocate” program for the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC) and she previously served on the Board of Directors of NAHAC and Community Caregivers, Inc.
Beth is currently employed as a Corporate Controller for EYP Architecture & Engineering P.C. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York and earned a BS in Accounting from the University at Albany. Beth is an active member of the New York State Society of CPA's (NYSSCPA), she is currently serving her second term on the NYSSCPA Board of Directors and chairs the Northeast Chapter CFO Committee. She is a recipient of the NYSSCPA Outstanding CPA in Industry Award, a graduate of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Capital Leadership Program, Mediation Matters Basic Mediation Program and was a Capital District Business Review 40 Under Forty Honoree and Columnist.
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