Colby Smith is a Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman at the Eastern Carolina Council of Governments/Area Agency on Aging. Colby graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2002 and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2004. Colby worked in various aspects of eldercare across the piedmont and coastal regions and most recently worked over 13 years as a Social Worker in Long Term Care.
As an Ombudsman, Colby advocates for the rights of residents in Long Term Care facilities by investigating and working to resolve the concerns of residents and family members. She also provides training and education to Long Term Care staff as well as working in elder abuse awareness.