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Graduates of our Executive Certificate in Home Modification Program, Catia Garell and Damian Sempio, founders of Thrive for Life, LLC, with a home modification client


The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology boasts a network of over 2,000 Executive Certificate in Home Modification graduates throughout the nation and around the globe.

We invite you to connect with some of our talented and diverse Program Alumni. Enjoy browsing through the Alumni Directory!

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Guey-Fang ( Christine) Jih

Graduation Year: 2008
Title: Rehab program manager Company Name: Bio-pacific / Fremont HCC Company Address: 173 Ellsworth Ter. , Fremont , CA 94539 Phone: (510) 742-9596 Consultation and recommendation.

Rob Johnston

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: President Company Name: Stay Home Safe Inc. Company Address: 30 No. Raymond Ave. # 601 , Pasadena , CA 91103 Phone: (626) 792-0070 Simple Home Modifications that can Enhance Comfort, Safety, and Independence. Home Safety Assessment,Grab Bar Installation, Wheelchair Ramp Purchase or Rentals, Hand Rails, Stair Lifts, Bathroom Modification. Licence Contractor, Bonded & Insured . Est: 2006.

Kevin Kelly

Graduation Year: 2013
Title: Owner Company Name: Kelly Home Services Company Address: 3334 East Coast Highway #217 , Newport Beach , CA 92625 Phone: (949) 650-4971 Specializing in Aging in Place-consulting, design and installation. We will provide you with the knowledge to help you make smart decisions, understand the details, benefits and impacts of Home Modifications. We can provide urgent and major home repairs to prevent homeowners from suffering injury and falls, accidents or having to move out of their homes and into assisted living.

Patricia Killea

Graduation Year: 2013
Title: MS, PT / MSW Company Name: Self-employed Company Address: 457 I Ave. , Coronado , CA 92118 Phone: (973) 945-8019 I am a physical therapist/social worker interested in designing and modifying homes that maximize access and independence for all populations.

Kathleen Kirchner

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Owner Company Name: Accessible Home Associates, LLC Company Address: 9406 Locust Hill Rd. , Bethesda , MD 20814 Phone: (703) 864-6036 Provides individualized home modification and design recommendations from a rehabilitation perspective.

Karen Koch

Graduation Year: 2010
Title: CEO Company Name: Functional Homes, Inc. Company Address: 3235 Birch Ave. , Coloma , MI 49038 Phone: (259) 615-2559 I am an OT and a builder that specializes in home modifications. At Functional Homes, Inc. we believe in a team approach for quality, beautiful, functional home modifications.

Bob Lake

Graduation Year: 2011
Title: Owner Company Name: Lake Home Services Company Address: 9302 Rives Ave. , Downey , CA 90240 Phone: (562) 413-0584 I am a licensed general contractor specializing in home modifications for seniors. Experienced in ramps, railings, lifts and grab bars. Also available for Aging-in-Place assessments to improve safety and accessibility throughout the home.

Zisi Lampert

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Children'ds Center of Monmouth County Company Address: 201 Twin Oaks Dr. , Lakewood , NJ 08701 Phone: (305) 772-3245 I provide my current students' families with ideas regarding how to modify and adapt their homes to fit the needs of their family member with a disability.

Ajaz Latif

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Homecare staff physical therapist Company Name: McLaren hospital Company Address: 2578 Taylor Dr. , Troy , MI 48083 Phone: (734) 558-5435 Home evaluations and modification suggestions during assessment process whenever a patient needs homecare services, either a discharge from a nursing home, hospital or community physician referral.

Linda Lederer

Graduation Year: 2009
Title: -Field Clinician- OTR/L, CEAS, CAPS Company Name: Sea Crest Home Health/St. Joseph Health Services Company Address: 102 Timbre , Rancho Santa Margarita , CA 92688 Phone: (949) 439-6237 As a field clinician in home health, I provide consultation to clients on needed home modifications, collaborate with family members and offer resource information.

Terri Lemere

Graduation Year: 2020
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Healthy Home Living Solutions, LLC. Company Address: 7940 Marker Rd , Middletown , Maryland 21769 Phone: 2406744560 Healthy Home Living Solutions, LLC provides Aging in Place consultation, home safety assessments with a report outlining recommended solutions, fall prevention education, and concierge services related to home modifications.  Our goal is to help you or your loved ones live safely in their homes, for as long as possible!

Carol Leynse Harpold

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: Occupational Therapist, Assistive Technology Practitioner Company Name: ATR Company Address: W1256 Foster Rd , Oostberg , Wisconsin 53070 Phone: 9203762025 Providing assistive technology and modifications for individuals with disabilities in their home settings.

Marieliz Llanos

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Senior OT Company Name: University of Medical Center-Southern Nevada Company Address: 1128 Aspen Cliff Dr. , Henderson , Nev. 89011 Phone: (202) 213-9222 I am an OT working in a Level 1 acute care hospital. I am passionate about assisting the elderly and families of children with disabilities to enable to live fully in their home environments and also encourage collaboration among professionals, local and state officials to promote home modifications in the community. I am interested in community based practice especially analyzing a client's need for an adaptive equipment and/or other barriers that limits their ability to participate in their natural environment. I have done volunteer work in home modifications and would like to continue to serve the community through my experience.

Cynthia Lourie

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Occupational Therapist/contract Company Name: EnABLE Home Solutions Company Address: 4880 Merlendale Dr. , Atlanta , GA 30327 Phone: (404) 372-0850 I have been an occupational therapist x27 years with focus on the older adult population so have always focused on ADL, home safety and fall prevention through modification. I am now specifically performing home assessments and providing recommendations to clients whose goal it is to age in place.

Susan Luxenberg

Graduation Year: 2009
Title: Owner Company Name: HomeSmart LLC Company Address: 7613 Sierra Dr. W , Boca Raton , FL 33433 Phone: (561) 699-6079 We offer assessment, design, and construction services for seniors who need to retrofit their homes for safety and independence and families with special needs who require their homes adapted for ease of caregiving, self sufficiency, and convenience.

Melissa Lydecker

Title: Accessibility Consultant Company Name: Bridgeway Independent Living Designs, LLC Company Address: 9209 W. Bluemound Road , Milwaukee , US 53226 Phone: 8472870503 I am a PT and still work clinically in the acute care setting, mostly with individuals with neurologic diseases. I am also an accessibility consultant with BILD, an accessible home modification company. I help with the assessments and complete all training on ceiling lifts and floor based lifts with families and their caregivers.

Florence Macauley

Graduation Year: 2019
Title: Founder and Co-owner Company Name: AgeWise Home Company Address: 1101 Fern St. NW #001 , Washington , DC 20012 Phone: 202-573-7340 As Founder and Co-owner of AgeWise Home which is a consulting agency and concierge service for the elderly, Disabled Veterans and people with disabilities. Home Modification is our premiere consulting service.

Andy Maddux

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: CEO, Founder Company Name: AdaptMy Company Address: 1641 Clifton Ter. , Atlanta , GA 30307 Phone: (540) 454-0541 We provide a comprehensive collection of products and services to help older adults and those with disabilities live independently. Living safely and independently will help maximizes existing assistive service provider's reach and reducing individual's monthly expenses.

Michael Manade

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Director, Network Company Name: Molina Healthcare of IL Company Address: 1343 Old Dominion Rd. , Naperville , IL 60540 Phone: (630) 428-9511 Involved in the assessment, review and research involved in funding mechanisms and possible accessibility modifications for elderly or physically challenged individuals in IL

Cecilia Mangali

Graduation Year: 2011
Title: Physical Therapist III Company Name: City of Hope Company Address: 12755 Wild Horse Way , Rancho Cucamonga , CA 91739 Phone: (909) 997-0923 I have been able to implement my knowledge from this certification to discuss home modifications with my patients as they transition to their home environment.

Pamela Marietti

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Consultant Company Name: Self-Employed Company Address: 2739 Illinois St. , Napa , CA 94558 Phone: (707) 299-0450 Previously worked for the Area Agency on Aging providing home assessments for Fall Prevention program. Currently available to consult to individuals for home assessment needs.

Rebecca Martin

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Consultant Company Name: RDM Enterprises Company Address: PO Box 1974 , Inverness , FL 34451 Phone: (352) 726-7517 Home is a special place. I want to help you ensure that your home is safe, comfortable and convenient for you, and visitable by friends and family. It should support you, not make life more complicated.

Anastasia Raquel Martinez

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Director Company Name: Life Occupational Therapy Ltd. Company Address: 2 Breezy Hill Ave. , Port of Spain , NA 00000 Phone: (868) 764-6597 Home visits to make home modification recommendations fro people with disabilities.

Mario Melendez

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Volunteer Company Name: Community Services Company Address: none , Los Angeles , California 90063 Phone: 323 440 8201 I am learning as much as possible to help seniors in my community live independently.

Sara Messer

Graduation Year: 2019
Title: Occupational Therapist, Co-Owner Company Name: Homefree: Solutions for Independent Living Company Address: PO Box 697 , Templeton , California 93465 Phone: 805-303-4663 We are occupational therapists who are passionate about helping people age in place with dignity and helping those with barriers to accessibility in their homes live full and independent lives. Homefree: Solutions for Independent Living is a home and environmental modification consulting business that operates on the California's Central Coast.