Owner/President Almost Home Senior Services, Inc., dba Almost Home. Opened in 1992, a state licensed 14 resident assisted living facility specializing in care of Alzheimer’s patients and those with similar memory impairments. Medicaid Provider.
Owner/CEO Almost Home Management Foundation, Inc. dba Almost Home Beaches. Opened in 1998, a state licensed assisted living facility since 1998 with 14 residents. Medicaid Provider.
CEO for Almost Home DayBreak. Manage daily operation of an adult day care center, since 1998. Medicaid Waiver Provider. (Moved location from Beach to Mandarin in 2009)
Operations Manager for Anam Parc, a partnership owning 2 assisted living 5 resident homes, managing operations since 2011.
Experience note: Six years as President of the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association; National Alzheimer’s Association Committee member for Public Policy and Program Services, helping to write platform for National Association’s advocacy work and working on design for family/caregiving services; Volunteer for Alzheimer’s Association providing educational training; served as support group facilitator for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease; Board member of the Mandarin Business Association for 3 years; Treasurer of the Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 1999; President of the Mandarin Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 2000; President of the Community Health Charities for 4 years; Florida Assisted Living Association Board of Directors 2001-present; President of Florida Assisted Living Association, 2008 –2012; Founding Board member for the Risk Retention Group, Inc. (Liability Insurance for Health Care Facilities), serving as Secretary/Treasurer, 2000-present.
Served as the Chair for the Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee (Since 2008) for Florida, an appointed position by Governor C. Crist. Currently serving as a committee member under Governor Scott.
As a volunteer for the Florida Assisted Living Association worked with Department of Elder Affairs and Agency for Health Care Administration in several regulatory workshops.
Served under the direction of Governor Scott on the Purple Ribbon Task Force for creating a State plan for Alzheimer’s care, 2013.
Girl Scout Leader for past 7 years
Assisted Living Administrator, since 1992; “Best Friends” certified Master Trainer; National Certification for Dementia Care Practitioner; State certified trainer for Alzheimer’s care in assisted living, adult day care, home health agencies and Hospice; Certified First Aid and CPR Instructor; JAX Bridges graduate 2016
- 1996 Combined Health Appeal (Community Health Charities) Volunteer of the Year
- 1997/1998 Mandarin Council Small Business Leader of the Year
- 2010 Jax Business Journal Women of Influence
- 2013 Florida Assisted Living Facilities Sir Rosenblatt Leadership Award
- 2018 PWC Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leader of the Year
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