The Advocate Network
Advocates for Nurses, Patients, and Families
Advocacy at its core encompasses empathy, heart, determination, and a moral and ethical desire to be the voice for the voiceless. Our advocates have a desire to make an impact on those who suffer at the hands of injustice, exploitation, abuse, and vulnerability. Advocates come from a variety of disciplines, experiences, and knowledge. Scroll below to find the Advocate that best fits your needs.
Nurse Advocates are independent contractors who work as consultants; they use nursing knowledge to help instruct you on self-advocacy. Nurse Advocates provide you with the knowledge, tools, and direction so that you can learn to help yourself and your family. They are not private duty nurses who are on call 24/7 for immediate services. Appointments are required to speak with a Nurse Advocate. Many charge by the hour or offer packages for longer patient follow-up and complex medical cases. Others work off donations. Please click on the individual Nurse Advocate to see services offered, cost, and availability.
The Advocate Network is built from a collaborative effort of individuals who have a deep passion for helping others through advocacy. Whether it's medical, nutrition, dental, or legal, our list of independent advocates is here to help.
Each advocate has a unique story that has brought them to this place in their journey where they want to give back to those who are experiencing the same type of trials as they were.
Meet The Team
Michelle Thomas, RN BSN CCM
Michelle has been a registered nurse for 25 years. She has worked in adult medicine both inpatient and outpatient. Within adult medicine, she has worked in medical-surgical, pulmonology, HIV, and geriatrics. It was then that she began to research health, wellness, and disease prevention and began advocating for patients through education. Education empowers her patients to take control of their own health and find wellness. She has helped patients into healthier states free from the need for chronic disease medications. While realizing allopathic medicine has its place, Michelle realizes the body's natural ability to heal itself if given the right framework. She joined American Frontline Nurses and began speaking out and advocating to help get patients home and to keep them out of the hospitals. To date, she has helped numerous patients survive, recover, and start a journey to a healthier life.
Kim Thompson, MBA
Kim has a Bachelors Degree in Health Administration and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She spent 5 years in international marketing for the large machinery industry prior to marketing for small businesses and start-up organizations. She is an Emotional Intelligence Practitioner certified by UPenn to facilitate Positive Psychology Resilience Training within her organization. She has an Operations Analyst certificate from the University of Utah. 5 years ago, Kim started a consulting firm to assist organizations in employee relations and retention. This consulting firm has supported large companies including a Fortune 500 company. Kim has her Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) as well as her PROSCI Certification in Change Management.
Suzanne Matthews, RN
Has been a nurse for over 25 years specializing in Labor and Delivery, High-Risk OB, and Lactation. Suzanne is a Christian that believes strongly in religious and medical freedom, informed consent, and healthy scientific debate. Her passion is making sure patients have a voice without judgment in their healthcare decisions. She has assisted many nurses and health care workers in getting approved for religious exemptions in her area. And she will help you too. She is also available for assistance with FLCCC protocols and navigating outpatient and inpatient experiences with covid.
Nurse Arianna, RN, CCRN
Nurse Advocate- Bilingual
Arianna is a traveling certified critical care registered nurse who provides care for critically ill Covid patients and Covid relief to affected communities across the country. Arianna is from Florida and has been a nurse for more than 12 years. Adriana strongly supports and respects medical freedom. She is also bilingual and is fluent in Spanish and English.
Medical Surgical Services
Nurse Julia, RN
I have a deep passion for helping others heal and live the life they were designed to live. Which has led me to become who I am today and why I am so passionate about holistic health. As a registered nurse, I have worked in different areas of nursing and the most eye-opening areas were my positions as a nurse educator for a large pharmaceutical company and as a dialysis nurse. This is why I am so thankful for the knowledge I have from working in the pharmacy industry. As a dialysis nurse, my pharmaceutical background has come into play more times than not when educating my patients on how dialysis is done and why. Advocating for my patients is part of who I am and I will always advocate for proper treatment that fits their needs.
Medical Record Review
Nurse Elizabeth, RN
Elizabeth has been an RN for over 19 years in a variety of hospital specialties, most recently in Cath lab and emergency medicine until transitioning out of the corporate hospital setting into functional medicine in 2017. She is passionate about medical freedom, holistic and alternative medicine, prevention, and treating the root cause of illness, but appreciates allopathic medicine interventions when needed as well. She has been advocating for members of her community for the past year guiding them through early intervention protocols.
Christie A. Korth, MS, CHC, AADP, AHHA, HHP, CEO
Christie Korth is a Crohn's/Lyme disease survivor, award-winning author (The IBD Healing Plan and Recipe Book, Hunter House 2012; Ben Franklin Award 2013), certified health coach, and holistic nutritionist who found her way to health and wellness after nearly succumbing to a severe case of Crohn’s disease. Korth is also board certified in Functional Neurology which she incorporates with nutrition; practicing multi subspecialties, including IBD, IBS, Infectious Disease, Neurobehavioral Disorders on the Spectrum (Autism and ADHD), and anything nutrition-related. She also specializes in working with kiddos who are picky eaters or problem feeders. After harnessing the power of nutrition and gaining her health back, Korth went on to be the CEO, founder, and director of Happy & Healthy Wellness Counseling, Inc based just outside of NYC.
Christie is happy to assist patients with COVID by helping with classes on prevention through nutrition interventions, diet, and lifestyle changes. Christie teaches fun, informative classes that will leave you armed with the knowledge to combat the Rona and improve underlying physiology. Christie also implements functional medicine testing and customizes supplements for patients based on the patient's own specific needs, respecting bio-individuality.
Dommie Shaun, BSN, RN NC-BC
Dommie has been an RN since 2004, with most of that time spent in critical care. Dommie’s passion in and out of the ICU has been prevention, advocacy, and death with dignity. Her frustration with the healthcare model pushed her to find more ways to help her community, which lead her to leave the hospital setting and start her own health and wellness coaching practice. This practice has allowed Dommie to work with patients, with an end goal of increased health and decrease chances of ending up in a hospital bed! Her time spent with clients is result-oriented and allows her to educate, advocate and listen to their needs. Dommie believes that we should have a choice in our health and makes sure her clients are educated on those choices!
Adult Critical Care
Medical Chart Review
Health and Wellness Coaching
Does Not Do
Labor and Delivery
Nurse Lara, RN
Lara has been a Registered Nurse for 15 years. With a wide variety of experience including Critical Care, Psychiatric/Behavioral Health, Addictions, Skilled Nursing Rehab and End of Life Care. She believes prevention is key, but life happens, and some diseases take years to combat and heal. She is passionate about the holistic approach to care but also recognizes the benefits of allopathic medicine. Lara has advocated for her patient's freedom of choice and their right to try. She is more than happy to help educate on disease prevention or navigation of the current healthcare system.
Skillned Nursing Rehab
Aaron Hendricks, RN
Aaron retired after almost 2 decades in law enforcement to continue his public service as a registered nurse. He worked in the emergency room, including the first year of the pandemic. He has since graduated from The Wellness Way Academy and is trained in restorative medicine. Well-versed in the I-MASK protocol, Aaron has assisted numerous people in avoiding hospitalization.
Rachel Abramovitz Esq.
Abramovitz Law Offices is a virtual NYC law firm managed and run by Rachel Abramovitz. Rachel offers her clients over 25 years of experience in matters of corporate and business law, privacy, HIPAA, FDA pharmaceutical regulatory compliance (pre and post-approval), and more. The firm also utilizes highly experienced counsel colleagues to support specific client needs.
In addition to her law practice, Rachel was a voting member of the NYU Langone Medical Center IRB (ethics committee overseeing clinical research) from 2011 to 2019. She presents frequently at industry conferences on clinical research, healthcare, and HIPAA compliance and has published articles on HIPAA in clinical research and legal issues surrounding Phase IV studies.
Rachel is a graduate of the Michlala Leminhal School of Law in Israel (LL.B., 1995) and the University of San Diego School of Law (LL.M.C., 2000). She is admitted to practice in New York, California (inactive), and Israel (inactive). She is fluent in Hebrew and English and is studying Arabic.