Pennsylvania Trust, a leading wealth management firm in the Philadelphia region, has announced that Eileen F. Carroll has joined the firm’s Special Needs Trust and Guardianship Department as Special Needs Trust and Guardianship Officer.
Carroll has more than ten years of experience working in public interest law on behalf of children and clients with disabilities. In her new role, Carroll will be responsible for providing support to the Special Needs Trust and Guardianship Department and for administering client accounts.
Prior to joining Pennsylvania Trust, Carroll served as Staff Attorney at Legal Clinic for the Disabled where she worked for eight years representing clients with physical disabilities in wide-ranging civil legal matters. Carroll also developed and launched a medical-legal partnership with St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children called PhilaKIDS MLP. As Legal Director for PhilaKIDS MLP, she integrated legal services into a clinical healthcare setting, in addition to identifying the need for advance planning for pediatric patients approaching adulthood with special health care needs.
“Eileen’s extensive experience in helping those with disabilities makes her an excellent fit for this position,” said George C. McFarland, Jr., President and CEO at Pennsylvania Trust. “We are excited to see Eileen play a key role in the Special Needs Trust and Guardianship Department and know she will do an exceptional job serving Pennsylvania Trust and its clients.”
Carroll has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law.
In addition to her professional work, Carroll has served as director and officer for Centro Nueva Creacíon, a nonprofit providing out-of-school time programming to elementary school children. She has also been an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Philadelphia Special Needs Consortium.