Developmentally Disabled Expert 500098 SC

Expertise Description

I have more than 38 years of experience working with developmentally disabled children and adults in a community residential setting. I have worked in small and large facilities for the intellectually disabled and developmentally disabled in non-profit and public sectors. I established group homes in Ohio, Arizona, Virginia, Kentucky as well as West Virginia. My experience also included working with multi-handicapped residents with autism, accidental death, severe seizure disorders, cerebral palsy and psychiatric disorders often requiring behavior intervention and psychotropic medication. I have extensive experience in relation to Standard of Care issues in group homes, knowledge of State Licensure and regulation guidelines and several cases pertaining to wrongful death and personal injury. I have prior expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes personal injury cases involving poorly managed seizure disorder; wrongful death, two residents falling and striking head, and one resident receiving very poor direct care and poor nursing care with failure to secure medical care; assisting insurance company in deciding to settle or continue case; and assisting attorneys in decision to file suit or drop case. 

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes Director of small and large facilities for both intellectually disabled children and adults in non-profit and public sectors. I have been a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children.

Relevant Experiences

I have experience with three previous and on-going cases involving inappropriate and illegal sexual conduct in group homes and day developmental centers. I have worked on a case concerning a bus driver for an agency servicing the developmentally disabled, who took sexual advantage of one of his disabled riders.


M.S.Rehabilitation CounselingVirginia Commonwealth University

Licenses Certifications

Awards & Affiliation

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases