Special focus on raising awareness in underserved areas
Falls Church, VA August 20, 2020 – Corie Bacher, M.A., has been named Director of Community Relations at Capital Caring Health (CCH). In this new role, Corie will lead CCH’s efforts in raising community awareness and providing education and resources about the benefits of hospice and advanced illness care – especially in those areas that are underserved and under-represented.
Additionally, Corie will help promote services available from Capital Caring Health related to hospice and the full continuum of care within advanced illness.
“Raising awareness and educating the community about the benefits of hospice and advance illness care has been at the cornerstone of Capital Caring Health’s mission for 40-plus years,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, Capital Caring Health President and CEO.
In her new role as Director of Community Relations, Corie will expand our current outreach efforts by bringing her passion for activating community partners to develop and maintain community relationships in support of CCH’s mission of providing the highest quality care and serving those with advanced illness to include their families and caregivers.”
Corie joined Capital Caring Health in 2019 as Manager of Community and Volunteer Engagement in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In that role, Corie led a team of nearly 100 volunteers who provide support and companionship to hospice patients and family members.
Prior to joining CCH, Corie served for several years as a middle school science teacher, winning innovation and best teacher awards. She also motivated and trained high school students as the cross-country coach for both young women and men.
In addition to her previous role as an educator, Corie also brings the practical perspectives of a realtor and insurance agent where she developed relationships at the individual and community level. From these experiences, she brings a broad perspective on cultivating community relationships with a variety of stakeholders to include businesses, community leaders, civic and not-for-profit organizations.
Originally from Maine, Corie moved to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area in 2002. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Chapman University, and she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from St. Joseph’s College.
About Capital Caring Health
Capital Caring Health is one of the largest non-profit provider of elder health, advanced illness, hospice, and at-home care services for the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. area. We provide quality care where people live, supporting dignified, independent aging. For more information, visit capitalcaring.org or call our 24-Hour Care Line at 1-800-869-2136.
Contact: Amy Shields
Director, Strategic Communications