Lion in Healthcare with Extraordinary Heart, DPT, Health Advocate
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My academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science degree, achieved Summa Cum Laude from Temple University in 2007, culminating in a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2010. My undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation instilled a holistic therapy approach that transcends physical abilities, integrating comprehensive perspectives for optimal change and enhanced quality of life. I was working as CTRS in Philadelphia post undergraduate, at top ranked national rehabilitation facility while attending DPT school at Temple University. My family has since moved here and Las Vegas community is now part of my existence. My professional journey: 2011, I founded a contract therapy business that quickly set a new standard for care for the industry. By October 2022, my path led me to establish a consulting business, initially focused on assisting home health agencies with the intricacies of Value-Based Purchasing. However, my ambition grew to encompass a broader vision of change management and advocacy for vulnerable populations, especially those aging with dementia. I am planning to take the board exam in March 2024 with the goal of becoming a Board Certified Patient Advocate.
Transitioning from a clinician to a strategic consultant, I've developed the R.O.A.R Model of Change Management, a unique approach combining respect, open-mindedness, authenticity, and readiness for change. This model represents my commitment to guiding clients through complex healthcare changes with a blend of strength, integrity, and agility. My method, akin to a 'Lion in Healthcare with an Extraordinary Heart,' is ideal for healthcare navigation. It's built on the principles of ethical responsibility, deep empathy, and the courage to advocate fiercely for your well-being. This approach ensures not just the quality of your healthcare but also enriches your life choices, whether it's about insurance, healthcare providers, or living arrangements. With a lion's tenacity and a compassionate heart, I am dedicated to ensuring your healthcare journey is not only managed effectively but also aligns with your personal happiness and health. This philosophy means every healthcare decision is made with your best interests at heart, epitomizing a partnership that prioritizes your needs and well-being.
During our initial discovery call, I'm eager to listen to your unique story, understanding your personal definition of quality of life, health, and wellness. This conversation is key in aligning with your aspirations and goals, ensuring that we are the right fit for each other. It's important to me that this process is comfortable and pressure-free, without any commitment to a contract or financial obligation at this early stage. Our focus is on building a foundation of mutual understanding and trust.
Quality of Life
2007 - 2010
MossRehab built its reputation taking on the toughest, most complex patients -traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations and strokes. We bring that same experience and skill to everyday rehabilitation challenges. A Therapeutic Recreational Specialist provides holistic care by using various recreational therapies to enhance physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals.
ABPT Contract Home Health Therapy Staffing
2011 - 2023
Las Vegas, NV
As the owner and founder of a contract therapy staffing business, I have overseen the provision of specialized therapy services to home health agencies for 13 years. In my dual role, I have not only managed and expanded business operations but also contributed directly as a field clinician, offering hands-on therapeutic care. My extensive experience encompasses both strategic business management and direct patient care, ensuring high-quality service delivery across various settings.
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Summa Cum Laude
2007 - 2010
Bachelor of Science - BS, Therapeutic Recreation, Summa Cum Laude
2003 - 2007