Carol A. Barbour, MBA
CEO & President
Friends Life Care Partners
Carol Barbour is CEO/President of Friends Life Care Partners, the holding company for the Friends Life Care Partner’s family of companies. These companies include Friends Life Care, the first and largest continuing care at home plan in the nation; Intervention Associates, a care management and guardianship service organization; and Friends Life Care Consultants, Inc., the consulting division of Friends Life Care. Carol was part of the team that pioneered the continuing care at home business model in the 1980s and under her leadership, membership in Friends Life Care has grown to over 2,500 members.
Previously, Carol served for five years as vice president of project management at FRC Management, Inc., the firm responsible for the development of the continuing care at home business model. Before joining FRC Management, she held several positions at Mid-Atlantic Nursing Home Corporation, including vice-president for planning and budgeting and assistant vice-president for operations. Carol supervised the daily operations of the company’s nursing home facilities in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey region.
Carol earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy and worked for several years as a music therapist. She holds a Masters of Business Administration in Health Administration from Temple University. Additionally, she is a regular speaker at national professional associations on the subject of continuing care at home and has been featured in local and national media. Carol is vice president of the board of directors and on the risk management committee of the Peace Church Risk Retention Group and is vice president of the board of directors of Resource Partners, Inc.