Camilla Vance Shadley
Currently, Camilla Vance Shadley breeds, imports and trains top quality, amateur friendly competitive sporthorses in dressage, jumping, and eventing at their farm in Vass, NC. She is an Army spouse who served along side her late husband as part of Command Teams charged with care of military and civilian personnel and their families. She is the daughter of a career national leader, who served as as Army General Counsel, Secretary of the Army, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State and Presidential worldwide envoy. She is a survivor of indecent assault (1994) by her late husband's 4-star Army boss. She advocates on behalf of sexual assault victims and their families with her husband, MG Robert D. Shadley (USA, Retired) and speaks to military and non-military audiences in the continuing fight to stop sexual violence in our communities.
As a RN she worked in the inner city Trauma Unit where she cared and advocated for her patients and their families. These cases included rape, violence, drugs and abuse. During the 1990s, she participated in ground breaking new product development/sales to bring to market the first consumer-oriented adult incontinence washable underwear product line.
"This product focused on the unmeet needs of over a 50 million people consumer segment which had been ignored. She also continued to focus on home and critical care nursing issues of patient care."
Her primary focus in 1980s was in National and State Public Health Policy where as a governor appointed member of the Council charged with establishing NJ State policy on AIDs including, universal precautions, patient rights, advanced health care directives.
A key element of her success was being one of the first to ask patients to permit her to sit one-on-one with AIDS patients and their doctors and families to hear, talk with and learn how best to develop support policies and strategies to build the foundation for statewide policies.
Consulting in community healthcare programs to identify and improve and focus on better clincal programs to meet needs of for Inner city Newark populations. This including creating Sexual Violence Clinical program to better integrate the complex clincal needs to serve this underserved population.
Education: Villanova University, PA, BSRN Magna Cum Laude, Nursing 2005 Briarcliff Manor, NY BA Intl. Political Science, 1976