Lorrie has a Bachelors and master’s degrees in nursing from the Hunter College-Bellevue School of Nursing have provided Lorrie with a rewarding 5 decade career in nursing, nursing education and more recently, patient-senior-caregiving empowerment and advocacy. As the Wellness Nurse at a Charlotte community center working out of a senior enrichment program, she became passionate about seniors. Her passion was rewarded in 2016, with her receiving The North Carolina Agency On Aging’s Excellence in Care Award. In 2018, she founded Klemons HealthCare Consulting, focusing on patient, senior and caregiver advocacy and empowerment, and staff development and community education for such purpose. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a trained Alzheimer’s Association volunteer, working on a faith-based initiatives and community education. As an End of Life-Death Doula, she assists patients, and their families experience a beautiful dying and death experience. Lorrie co-authored READY…SET…ADVOCATE! Your Step by Step Guide to Patient Empowerment and created the booklet, ALL ABOUT ME, a legacy gift created for one’s future generations and/or caregivers. She facilitates a Facebook Group; I AM MY PARENT’S CAREGIVER Charlotte Metro. She serves on the Patient-Family Advisory Councils at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC and the University of Wisconsin Health Care System in Madison, WI. She is a professional speaker who is passionate about empowering healthcare consumers and providers. When she’s not off empowering a client, you can find Lorrie making chocolates or beaded necklaces or playing with her two young grandsons.