From the Executive Director/CEO

ALF 8860 ADRD Training Provider was borne out of the experiences obtained in an assisted living facility (ALF) in the role of the Director of Memory Care in May 2018.   It was observed that some of the caregivers did not possess the relevant skill-set and hands-on training to effectively care for the residents. Such training is necessary for their success and should be obtained at the orientation stages of employment to effectively maneuver the day to day challenges in the department. Those observations had ignited the desire to fulfill the dream of becoming an educator and training consultant with over 15 years of continuous training, coaching, and mentoring of staff who were entrusted with caring for those affected by dementia, mental health, and physical disabilities.


There had also been the successful hosting of support group meetings in the ALF facilities for families affected by Alzheimer's dementia-related disorders (ADRDs). Other career experiences have resulted in the forging of excellent relationships with families, patients, and caregivers both in healthcare and mental health organizations in the states of Florida, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. These functions were practiced mostly in the roles of a Recruiter, Life Enrichment Manager, Group Home and Case Manager, and in the role of the Regional Director for a mental health agency for persons who are physically and intellectually disabled in Savannah GA.


It is hoped that ALF8860 ADRD Training Provider will be provided the opportunities to serve department leaders, families, and caregivers in healthcare and mental health organizations,  ro continue to deliver the necessary tools for success.

Credentials 

Doctoral Candidate (Ed.D Higher Education and Adult Learning) Walden University 2016-present

Master of Science degree in Human Services majoring in Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention-Walden University- 2015

• GradCert-Healthcare Sustainability Management-University of Phoenix-2016

• Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administration, majoring in Long-Term - University of Phoenix-2013

• Assisted Living Facility Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) Training Provider Number Lisc. #8860  The Department of Elder Affairs Florida-2018

• Certified Facilitator in Virtual Dementia Tour-Second wind Dreams-2018

• Certificate in Integrative Mental Health-2018

UPCOMING COURSES
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • CPR Training
  • Homemaking

  • Reactive Strategies (APD)

  • Certificate-Assistance with Self-Administration Medication

  • State Certified Nursing Assistant-CNA

  • Certified Home Health Aids-HHA

  • Notary Public