Title: Program Director
Company: Sevita Health; NeuroRestorative
Location: Lansing, Illinois, United States
Camelia Botez, Program Director at Sevita Health and NeuroRestorative, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in rehabilitation management.
Since 2016, Ms. Botez has provided superior service as a program director with NeuroRestorative, America’s largest and most experienced provider of rehabilitation services for people of all ages with brain, spinal cord and medically complex injuries, illnesses and other challenges, helping people with a wide range of needs regain a productive life and a future full of promise. Ms. Botez is responsible for coordinating the school, clinical team, teachers, and life skill trainers and is responsible for programs and ensuring that all activities are followed through.
Hailing from Romania, Ms. Botez initially obtained a Bachelor of Science in engineering, geophysics and geology in 1982 and a Master of Science in engineering in 1985 from the University of Bucharest. She later continued her education with a Master of Science in psychology and social work from Petre Andrei University in Iasi, Romania in 1998. After immigrating to the United States that year, she earned Masters of Nonprofit Organization and Social Work in 2001 from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
After beginning her career an engineer and geophysicist in Romania, Ms. Botez found out about the orphanages there and in what she considers to be a career highlight changed her profession by founding an organization, Bless the Children, as well as a school for underserved children. After immigrating to the United States, she decided to pursue social work as a career and excelled as director of the Creative Learning Center in Newbury, Ohio from 1999 to 2001, foster care unit supervisor with Reaching the Mark Inc, in Chicago from 2002 to 2003, case management supervisor with Camelot Community Care Inc. in Matteson, Illinois from 2004 to 2011, regional director with Camelot Care Centers Inc. in Itasca, Illinois from 2011 to 2014.
In addition to her work with NeuroRestorative, Ms. Botez has prospered as president of Happy Hearts, Happy Minds in Lansing, Illinois since 2014 and training facilitator since 2015 with ACT-Raising Safe Kids Program, which teaches positive parenting skills to parents and caregivers of children from birth to age 10. She is a licensed child welfare professional under the Child Care Act and 402 Certification, DCFS – State of Illinois as well as a Qualified Brain Injury Support Provider Trainer (QBSPT).
Ms. Botez’s goal in the coming years is to continue to develop grow and develop the NeuroRestorative program in Chicago further and be more involved with the program and make it more accessible to the people and to set an example to others.
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