Dr. Carol Kaffenberger is an associate professor emerita at George Mason University and currently a faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University in the Counseling and Human Services department. She is the author of several professional publications. Among Dr. Kaffenberger's many research interests is helping children with chronic illnesses - something she has experienced personal
In 1992, her daughter Sarah was diagnosed with AML (acute meylogenous leukemia). Her daughter is now fully recovered, has graduated from Duke University and has gone on to earn a master's degree in education.
Dr. Kaffenberger has developed training and resource materials for school counselors to help them support students with cancer and chronic illness. She is a strong advocate for Hopecam and its efforts to keep homebound children connected to their school, a step she belies is critical to a child's recover and re-entry to school.