Laura Calamos has served as a member of the Birchwood Strategic Advisory Board since 2021. She is a boundary-spanning executive, dynamic teacher, and clinician. Dr. Calamos is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with 30 years of direct patient care experience in primary care and public health
As a member of nursing faculties in the United States, United Kingdom, and Switzerland, she has served as a lecturer, researcher, and administrator and has developed courses in advanced assessment, clinical reasoning, health promotion, and systems leadership for healthcare providers and leaders across the globe. As a social scientist and board-certified advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) she has been recognized internationally as an invited speaker at healthcare and quality improvement conferences.
Dr. Calamos currently serves as a Chief Administrative Officer at Calamos Family Partners, supporting cross-functional collaboration on strategic initiatives by applying her expertise in client-centered service delivery, organizational behavior, and multidisciplinary team management. Laura continues to serve on corporate, non-profit, academic, and advisory boards in the UK and US.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Hampshire College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice (PGCAP) and PhD in Health Studies Research at King’s College London (UK), where she examined contextual factors of integration across the healthcare system.
Birchwood will be launching a multi-sector seniors healthcare fund in late 2022. To learn more, please email Isaac Dole at [email protected].
About Birchwood Healthcare Partners
Birchwood Healthcare Partners is a seniors healthcare investment firm headquartered in Chicago, IL. Using their extensive industry experience, Birchwood creates value through a vertically integrated approach. Birchwood’s investment strategy includes active adult, senior housing, skilled nursing, home health, hospice, and other healthcare services.