Connie Montgomery, Ret. OTR/L/; PFA
National Consumer Scholar
Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
Connie L. Montgomery is a retired Occupational Therapist who is currently serving as a Family Faculty for the Medical University of South Carolina and a Patient and Family Advisor for PFCC partners in Long Beach, California and a national member of EPIC PFAC team for developing patient portals. Ms. Montgomery is consultant with the National Hemophilia Foundation and speaks frequently for the organization. Ms. Montgomery is a National Consumer Scholar for the Camden Coalition of New Jersey. She is the author of a children’s book entitled “Letta Forgives”. Ms. Montgomery is a newly appointed member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Advisory Board. She has Factor Seven deficiency – a rare bleeding disorder and Pemphigus Vulgaris an autoimmune disorder along insulin dependent diabetes. Her lived experiences with these health conditions allows her to bring that knowledge to her healthcare advocacy, policy and partnership work. She is an international motivational speaker. Ms. Montgomery has spoken at 3 international events in Europe. At the European Haemophila Consortium this summer with many countries and interpreters, she shared her healthcare journey. Ms. Montgomery has been requested to return next year as well for the 2023 annual conference event. Ms. Montgomery is also the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair for the Board of Directors at nSpiration Foundation an organization which helps patients and families with Chronic, Rare disorders with financial and diagnoses specific education and support. Some of her National conference engagements for 2021 have been virtual for NORD the National Organization for Rare Disorders, The Schwartz Center for Compassion in Action conference, and the National Hemophilia Foundation. When she is not busy with those programs she is serving as South Carolina’s Public Service Ambassador for Covid Vaccinations with the American Hospital Association. Ms. Montgomery has been married to Dwayne Graham for 32 years and they have two adult children: Blake and Connor and two fur grand cats: Sir Germany and Oscar.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
It is vital that the experiences of people with complex health and social needs inform the work and direction of the complex care field. The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers has purposefully engaged consumers with lived experience to inform programs and the field of complex care. Our Lightening Talk will take you on our journey of building an interdisciplinary complex care curricula for hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, federally qualified health centers, behavioral health organizations, social service agencies, and managed care organizations, and how we…