Nancy Ruffner


Nancy Ruffner Patient Advocate - Aging Expert

Nancy Ruffner is a Patient Advocate, consultant, educator, and coach. Drawing from an unusual mix of Sales + Social Work she founded and worked inside her patient advocacy agency, NAVIGATE NC, which soon emerged as a market leader in the Southeast.

Nancy serves as the voice of patients and their loved ones and she was among the first in her industry to earn the credential of BCPA (Board Certified Patient Advocate). She has designed and delivered coursework within a gerontology curriculum that ushered talented people into the senior care industry. Along with her online consulting, Nancy has served as an Adjunct Instructor at both Duke and NC State University’s lifelong learning programs teaching a course of her design.

You will find Nancy guesting on podcasts or presenting at events and conferences on topics involving navigating a complex healthcare system, solo and successful aging, communication techniques, planning, and living with chronic conditions. Nancy has answered a call within her industry to coach both new and young-in-business owners to connect with clients and grow their practices. Today Nancy’s online consulting and education helps clients and their loved ones as they navigate medical, legal, insurance, and housing challenges.

Session Information

Title: The Medical and Psychosocial Considerations of Solo Aging
Day: Friday, August 25, 2023
Time: 3:30 pm