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Chris Campbell: October Monthly Staff Spotlight

CQL is excited to continue our Monthly Staff Spotlight series in 2023. This offers an opportunity for you to get to know our team even better! In October 2023, we’re featuring Chris Campbell, one of our Quality Enhancement Specialists!

Rebecca Kasey, CQL Director of Personal Outcome Measures®, who nominated Chris, was so excited to share what it’s like working with her with us! “Chris Campbell has been with CQL a short time but has already displayed the commitment to organizational and person-centered excellence expected of a CQL Quality Enhancement Specialist.” Rebecca shares, “She has been able to use her skills and talents to assist organizations across the United States in understanding and enhancing their commitment to the Basic Assurances® System. She is always willing to help and has been a wonderful addition to our team!”

We’ve asked Chris a series of questions about her history, background, experiences with CQL, as well as some questions to get to know her better.

What is your position at CQL and what does that role encompass?

I am a part-time Quality Enhancement Specialist (QES). I am honored to help partner organizations achieve their desired level of accreditation and enhance their services.

Why did you decide to get involved in the human services field?

I was a broke college student in need of a job! My freshman roommate had worked for a local provider and suggested I apply. I did and fell in love with the work and the people.

What is your professional history, background, and experience?

I started as a Direct Support Professional working awake overnight shifts over 30 years ago. I worked my way through multiple positions until I found my passion in Quality Enhancement. I love looking for ways to improve the quality of life for people. Currently, in addition to my part-time work for CQL, I work full-time for a provider and serve as one of four Co-Executive Directors

What are three skills you have that help you in your work?

  1. Data Analysis
  2. Adaptability
  3. Attention-Management

Is there anything you would like to share about yourself personally?

I love the fall! I live in the Midwest, and I am one of the rare souls who looks forward to daylight savings time ending because I am a morning person. I love to hike, but only in the early morning. I’m addicted to watching hummingbirds at my feeders. I have two greyhounds who I spoil every day. I am passionate about doing what I can to protect the environment.

CQL Lightning Round!

You’re stranded alone on a desert island and have 3 books to keep you company. Which books are you reading until you’re rescued?

Don Coyote: The Good Times and the Bad Times of a Maligned American Original; A Walk in the Woods; The Music of Bees

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?


Name one thing on your bucket list.

Travel to Greece!

You have to pick a song at karaoke, what song do you choose?

Islands in the Stream – always!

Describe one trick you use to stay productive.

Wet (or dry)-erase, reusable sticky notes. I keep them handy to jot down the random to-do or thought that could otherwise derail my progress.

What is the first concert that you ever attended?

Wierdly, Motley Crue. 🦹🏻‍♀️🎸

Name the TV show you could have on repeat 24/7, 365 days a year.

The Gilmore Girls (🎶 lala la la laaaa 🎶)

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given or read? Cite who gave it to you or said it.

“Forgiveness is about you, not the other person.” – My Dad

What was your first job?

Detasseling corn. 🌽

Do (or did) you play any instruments? If so, which ones?

I played the clarinet and piano when I was a teenager.

Do you have one totally irrational fear? What is it?

Crickets – I’m terrified of them.

What is your least favorite household chore?

Everything? If I have to pick, I guess dusting.

What is the most embarrassing fashion trend you used to rock? Describe your best outfit.

I was an 80’s teenager, so… 👩🏻‍🎤

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About CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

Since 1969, CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership has been a leader in working with human service organizations and systems to continuously define, measure, and improve quality of life and quality of services for youth, adults, and older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities. CQL offers accreditation, training, certification, research, and consultation services to agencies that share our vision of dignity, opportunity, and community for all people.