|Manager of Client and Family Advocacy Tara Montague with her daughter Mary|
As the voices of our clients and families continue to gain momentum in the ongoing effort to stand up for a better tomorrow for home care, BAYADA welcomes a new manager of client and family advocacy within the Government Affairs Office. Tara Montague transitions from the role of community liaison in the Mt. Laurel (NJ) Pediatrics service office to her new role where she will focus on advocacy efforts specifically in the state of New Jersey.
Tara is the mom of a child with special medical needs who has received home care services for many years. She was the founder and president of Mary’s Place Pediatric Rehab, which operated from 2003 through 2011 as a rehab facility specializing in occupational and speech therapy for children with special needs. Tara is involved with many advocacy associations and organizations in New Jersey and in 2011, was appointed by the governor to the Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Tara started her BAYADA career more than four years ago as a community liaison, developing relationships with new and existing referral sources, strengthening community awareness, working with social media and providing support and resources to many of our clients. In addition, she was also the Hearts for Home Care Ambassador for her office and was very active with legislative events.
An important part of the Hearts for Home Care program, client and family advocacy is a growing resource at BAYADA. If you’re interested in joining Tara as an advocate in New Jersey, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.