Carol Zernial WellMed

In 2009, Carol Zernial became Vice President of Community Relations for WellMed Medical Management. The company hired her due to her extensive experience as an advocate for elderly persons and an organizer of disease prevention and health promotion campaigns for seniors. In her current position, she aids the Texas-based company’s local and national outreach endeavors. Moreover, Carol Zernial performs as Executive Director of WellMed Charitable Foundation, a non-profit partner organization that assists seniors and their caregivers.

Before joining WellMed Medical Management, Carol Zernial spent several years with the Bexar Area Agency on Aging. At the division of the Alamo Area Council of Governments, she oversaw a nearly $6 million department responsible for 15,000 individuals. Under her guidance, the Agency received $1.6 million in grants that enabled it to conduct programs in fall prevention, mobility management, and chronic disease self-management, as well as to develop the Aging and Disability Resource Center and the Alamo Service Connection.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Zernial held roles with United Way of Tarrant County's Area Agency on Aging, Elderco., and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Additionally, she participated in the creation of the The Service Coordinator Training Manual. As a student, she earned a Master's degree in Social Gerontology and Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.

Today, Ms. Zernial supplements her duties at WellMed Medical Management with other achievements. The producer and host of the Caregiver SOS radio show, she also contributes her insights to the Boards of Directors for the Aging Texas Well Advisory Committee and the National Council on Aging. In 2008, Carol Zernial was honored for her accomplishments with the Texas Outstanding Professional in Aging Award.

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