Skilled Nursing Facility Expert 520126 CT

Expertise Description

With more than 20 years experience in Nursing Management, I have specialized in rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility and home healthcare settings, including assisted living, healthcare management; operational knowledge of federal and state standards for acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living and home care, including risk management and compliance. I have additional expertise in evidence-based best practice guidelines for depression screening. I have also spent over 5 years working as a nursing management expert witness in Connecticut by offering such services as courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

I have worked as a Legal Nurse Consultant with experience in plaintiff and defense cases.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being a Performance Improvement Educator and Clinical Liaison, the clinical point of contact for care team, facilitating clinical review meetings with staff and providers, being responsible for staff recruitment and development, training clinical staff on care management, collaborating with facility case management departments to facilitate transition of care, participating in hospital based Care Transitions Teams, being the chairperson of statewide initiative pertaining to depression screening and intervention, and contributing to published articles pertaining to evidence-based best practice guidelines for depression screening.

Relevant Experiences

I have experience and knowledge in dealing with ALS patients and in having hoyer lift transfers ordered and implemented.  I have had the opportunity to develop and implement policy regarding hoyer lift use and have done training on hoyer lift use with CNA’s.

My background includes nursing experience with cardiac rehabilitation patients in the sub-acute setting, as well as experience supervising in the sub-acute setting, including oversight of the exercise room. I have written policy and procedures involving patient safety, and have responsibility for investigation accident and incident reports.

I have experience as an Executive Director of a Managed Residential Care Community for individuals with individuals over the age of 65. There is an Assisted Living Services Agency in the building. The residents are a combination of Independent and Assisted Living residents. I have been employed as the Nursing Director of an Assisted Living Services Agency.


Degree Subject Institution
M.S. Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hartford CT
B.S. Nursing Rutgers University

Licenses Certifications

RN, State of CT
RN, State of MA
CPHQ, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
LNCC, Legal Nurse Consultant Certified
CSA, Certified Senior Advisor

Awards & Affiliation

Connecticut Association for Home Care and Hospice
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultant, CT Chapter
Society of Certified Senior Advisors
Aging Life Care Association
American Case Management Association

Primary Affiliation

Connecticut Association for Home Care and Hospice