Who we are
Amber Sniff , RN, BCPA
After graduating from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology Amber soon realized that she wasn’t in her desired career path. She wanted a more hands on way to help people. She returned to school and obtained her nursing degree. Amber has a decade of experience as an adult and pediatric intensive care and emergency room nurse working in academic hospitals in Florida and North Carolina. Working in these specialties has allowed Amber to work closely with patients and families as they go through emotional and vulnerable moments in their life. These experiences convinced her that patients need help aligning their health care decisions with their life goals.
As a nurse and now as a Board Certified Patient Advocate, Amber prides herself on her ability to help patients and their families understand complex and often overwhelming healthcare system including medical language and treatments. By facilitating the conversations between client and health care providers she empowers clients to make the health decisions that are right for them.
Outside of her work, Amber coaches high school girls Ultimate Frisbee as well as playing herself for almost 20 years. She loves eating and will passionately discuss food and restaurants in downtown Durham. Amber also loves to travel and enjoys sharing these interests with her husband and young son.
Lori Cuadrado, RN, BSN, BSB
Lori Cuadrado is a North Carolina licensed Registered Nurse with over nine years of nursing experience in adult and pediatric critical care, adult and pediatric intermediate care and adult and pediatric acute care. Lori earned her bachelors in biology in 2005 from Elon University and worked in medical research for three years before turning her passions to nursing and hands on patient care. She earned her bachelors of science in nursing in 2009 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2009 she has compassionately cared for patients and families through the complicated world of trauma and burn care at UNC Health System. Through her career she became passionate for and acutely aware of patients' and family's difficulties understanding the complicated world of health care. She knows how well things can go when medicine works with the patient's goals in mind and the entire team, including the patient, are on the same page.