Carol Cooper Driskill
Carol Cooper Driskill has been an Advocate at disAbility Law Center of Virginia for over one year. Prior to that, she was the Long-Term Care Ombudsman and Elder Abuse Program Manager at Crater District Area Agency in Petersburg for eight years and a Special Education teacher for nine years. Carol was also a Program Coordinator for Virginia’s Elderly Nutrition Program at Virginia Department for the Aging (now DARS). Her other experience includes working in nursing homes and hospital patient relations departments in Virginia, New York, and Pennsylvania. Carol has a Master of Health Services Administration with a concentration in Management of Long-Term Care Services from The George Washington University, Master of Education classes from Virginia State University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Art Therapy from The College of New Jersey.
Carol’s interest in advocacy, long term care and working with individuals with disabilities comes from advocating for an adult son on the autism spectrum and a mother with dementia living in a memory care unit at an assisted living facility. Visiting a grandmother with “senility” who resided in a nursing home over 50 years ago also has had quite an impact.
In her spare time, Carol enjoys acting with a local theater group, reading, attending anything theatrical and artistic in nature, and spending time with family and pets. She is also a part time teacher at The READ Center based in Richmond. Carol lives in Disputanta which is in Prince George County, Virginia.