There is a sisterhood out there that will take you in.
Benchmark Atlantic Healthcare has been awarded the ABC Patient Care Center Accreditation (American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics). To be accredited by ABC, we are measured against the most rigorous standards in the profession, but more importantly we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best care possible.
Benchmark Atlantic’s qualified staff hold individual mastectomy fitter certifications with both the American Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) and the Board of Certification (BOC). These are the two most recognized credentialing agencies in this field.
To stay current and well educated on this ever changing industry, Benchmark Atlantic Healthcare is a Corporate Member of The American Association of Breast Care Professionals, a national professional organization that strives to unite all breast care professionals, vendors, manufacturers and retailers under one organization. The AABCP’s mission focuses on the provision of accurate aggregated information and legislative advocacy for the Breast Care Industry.
WE INVITE YOU TO MEET THE SUNSHINE GIRLS…
Cathy Boll, President, ABC & BOC Board Certified Mastectomy Fitter Cathy owns and operates Benchmark Atlantic Healthcare, Inc. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University. In 2005, she earned both, Board Certification as a Mastectomy Fitter by the Board of Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (BOC) and a Registered Mastectomy Fitter with the American Board of Certification of Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). She also has been trained and certified as a Compression Therapy Advanced Fitter through the leading manufacturers of compression garments. The medical equipment company her husband had founded in 2002 refined its focus to cater to Post-Breast Surgery and Compression Therapy Products and Fitting Services. “Women deserve an environment that is peaceful, calming, private and pretty, while being professionally fitted for their bras, breast forms and lymphedema garments following breast cancer surgery. As it is, also so, for the men and women who need our assistance in being sized and fitted in compression therapy for their legs. I truly feel it is an honor and privilege to serve the residents and healthcare professionals of our community in this way and to work with the wonderful women here at Benchmark! There is a sisterhood out there that will take you in…
Marcia Kennelly, Certified Breast Care Fitter Marcia has been on staff with Benchmark Atlantic since 2005. She also has had 7 years of former work experience at an Orthotic and Prosthetic Facility. She is a 23 year breast cancer survivor and co-founder of the former 15 year-running Barrington Area Y-ME Open Door Support Group. The Y-ME mission of ensuring that “no one faces breast cancer alone” is a personal goal for Marcia that had been met through her involvement with Y-ME, and now with her work at Benchmark Atlantic. Through the years she has established relationships with many of her clients who have found her to be trusting, compassionate, reliable and experienced in her knowledge of post-surgery breast care. They “want Marcia”! She has successfully completed her breast care fitting certifications and has had 12 years of hands-on professional experience and was the first to come on board at Benchmark. You’ve found a friend when you meet Marcia. “I love sharing my personal breast cancer journey, and providing support to all the women I work with. We have truly amazing products that make every woman feel whole again. I sincerely believe that feeling pretty is a part of healing.”
Claudia Ovington, Certified Breast Care Fitter Claudia had managed a medical office for 20 years before her breast cancer diagnosis. Claudia was first a client at Benchmark’s and then became a staff member in 2013. Following surgery and treatment, she was frustrated with how her under garments were fitting and missed activities because she felt uncomfortable. Then she found Benchmark and was “pleasantly surprised at how quiet, beautiful and relaxing the shop was.” She met with Marcia, her Certified Fitter and found the perfect solution and immediately gained back her confidence. She was so impressed she asked for a job. Because of her enthusiasm and love for life she has been a joy to our clients as well as our staff. She has successfully completed her breast care fitting certifications. And Claudia seems to know just about everyone in town! “It is such an honor to help other women going through similar situations as I had.”
Mary Levey, Receptionist/Liaison Mary worked as a flight attendant for 30 years and retired in 2009. Only a few days later she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her surgery Mary was a client of Benchmark’s and soon afterwards she became our Receptionist and the Liason between our clients and healthcare professionals. Mary’s smile is most likely the first that you will be greeted with as you come in our door. Her presence is a light and she treats everyone that comes through our door or calls our office as if they are the only one that matters at that moment. “We encourage women to be their own advocate and to take care of themselves. You must nurture the nurturer!”
Lisa Hauser, Medical Billing Specialist Lisa joined Benchmark Atlantic in 2010 after completing her Medical Billing Certificate Program. This training combined with her experience in administrative assistance and customer service complimented by her exceptionally competent and professional personality traits, makes Lisa the ideal person to be handling the insurance end of the business for our clients. You are lucky when you have Lisa on your side dealing with the insurance. “I enjoy working as a Medical Billing Specialist for Benchmark, knowing that I can help client’s navigate through the difficulties of the health insurance billing process. I strive to assist patients with their healthcare claims and ease their worries when they should be concentrating on the healing process.”
Holly Brown, MA, Office Manager, BOC Board Certified Mastectomy Fitter Holly has her Masters Degree in Community Counseling. She has worked as a clinical therapist and caseworker for over 10 years. She is an incredible single mom of her 14 year old son and 5 year old foster son. Holly says she was so inspired by the work and business that Benchmark Atlantic Healthcare provided, she wanted to pursue this as a career for herself. Holly joined Benchmark Atlantic in 2014. In 2016 she earned her Board Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics as a Mastectomy Fitter. She also has been trained and certified as a Compression Therapy Fitter. Holly has most recently been trained and certified in the new and latest scanning-technology for the custom breast prosthesis that we are excited to now be offering at Benchmark. With Holly’s cheerful disposition paired with her strengths in detail, follow through, compassionate people skills and professionalism she is the perfect fit as the Office Manager of Benchmark. “This has been the most amazing and inspiring work environment I have ever encountered. I love being a part of the healing process and how our environment, products and customer service help our customers to feel good about themselves.”