Friday, September 1, 2023 marks the two year anniversary of A+J Patient Advocacy.
In the last two years, we have worked hard to provide critical health navigation, advocacy, and education services to patients, families, and community organizations. As we reach the exciting milestone of our second anniversary, please join us for a short walk down memory lane:
The Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers are excited to begin year three of service! As we continue to support our communities, we also step closer to our vision of a healthcare system filled with educated and empowered patients.
With our focus on increasing services to community organizations, we hope to serve over 150 patients and add 5 new partners by September 1, 2024.
Ensuring that no patient, family, or community organization incurs a cost for our services, year three will bring additional corporate and business donors as well as recurring individual donors.
None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small
things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.
Our organization is guided by a team of experts across many fields of service. The ability to complete our health advocacy work is a direct result of their unwavering support. Sincere appreciation for their time, professionalism, and dedication go out to the following individuals:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AP (teen patient advisor)
MS (teen patient advisor)
HEALTH SERVICE ADVISORS
Stacie Lampkin, PharmD
Courtney Leaver, Insurance Broker
Natalie Lee, RN, BSN
Nauman Shahid, BSc, MPH
Guiding A+J through its launch, watching it take off, and celebrating when it
soared have been tremendous milestones in my life. Our core values of
collaboration, inclusion, and kindness are just what the health system needs!
Entering year three, I invite you all to follow along, volunteer your time, and
provide monetary support. As Ryunosuke Satoro famously said, “Individually we
are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”
Sara Cox, President – Board of Directors
In addition to our dedicated advisors, we are grateful for collaborative partnerships with area health organizations and expert care for our patients from local medical providers:
Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Touro University
Children’s Heart Foundation
Collaboration Center Foundation
Comprehensive Treatment Center
Congenital Heart Center Nevada
Dignity Health P/O/SL Therapy
Down Syndrome Org of S. Nevada
Dungarvin Nevada Host Home Services
Durante Insurance Agency
Family Navigation Network
Genesis at Roseman College of Medicine
Gigi’s Playhouse Las Vegas
Glimmer of Hope
Hand Center of Nevada
Hope Means Nevada
Intermountain Women’s Center
Journey to Jett’s Voice
Las Vegas Skin & Cancer Center
Little Oak Consulting
Mile High Psychiatry
Resilient Heart Media
Silverado High School Special Education
Stephanie Wynn Education Advocacy
The Doctors Family & Urgent Care
Working in partnership with A+J throughout the last year has shown me
the true importance of lifting up the voices of the patients we serve. I cannot
wait for all of our continued growth together!
Erin Donohue, Clinic Director – Comprehensive Treatment Center
A+J Patient Advocacy was founded in 2021 in memory of Adrian Hanson and Julie Powers. We carry their passion for equity in healthcare, education, and society at large in everything we do.
In addition to our namesakes, A+J holds beloved clients Madison and Donald and their families close to our hearts.
A+J truly saved my life! Rebeka helped me apply for Medical and Food benefits
through her work at Comprehensive Treatment Center. I went to the doctor
about my leg pain and they discovered heart problems. Now I have the right
medication and am doing great.
Pauline, A+J client
Happy second anniversary to the entire A+J Patient Advocacy community!