Karen Boyles (formerly Huddleston) has been in the long-term care industry over 30 years. Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Gardner-Webb University in 1996. She is a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina, and has practiced in both the Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living environments. Karen has worked as a nurse consultant since 1996, conducting independent LHPS assessments. Additionally, she is licensed as an Adult Care Home Administrator in North Carolina, and has worked in that capacity for the last twelve years.
Karen is a member of the American Nurses’ Association and North Carolina Nurses’ Association. Additionally, she is very involved with the American Red Cross, and remains an active Basic Life Support Instructor. She has a passion for teaching and still teaches one of the few state approved Personal Care Assistant classes.
Over her career, she has been involved with many different facilities and has provided an assortment of consulting services ranging from basic LHPS assessments to detailed plans of correction. She carries with her a wealth of knowledge of the industry along with a background of nursing and administration, which is difficult to match. She is passionate about workforce education and providing quality nursing services.
Lauren Reavis has been in the industry for over 10 years and has worked in both the Skilled and Assisted Living segments of long-term care. Lauren obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Gardner-Webb University in 2008, and went on to complete her Master’s in the Science of Nursing Administration in 2011. Currently, she is enrolled at Wake Forest University where she is working towards her Master’s in Business Administration (projected graduation August of 2013).
In addition to working in long-term care, Lauren has had recent experience in the acute care setting, which has provided useful insight into the use of information technology. Additionally, she is involved with a nonprofit medical organization, Kybele Worldwide, who she travels with annually to Ghana, West Africa for medical missionary work. Lauren is also a member of the American Nurses’ Association, North Carolina Nurses Association, Association of Women’s Health and Neonatal Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau International (The International Honor Society of Nurses).
Lauren is passionate about improving the quality of healthcare through the use of available technology and through educating the workforce of care providers. She has worked hard both in the acute and long-term care environments, as well as, overseas to improve the administration of healthcare, as she truly believes that more lives can be saved and improved when the right decisions are made in the boardroom.