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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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Robyn Spence

Graduation Year: 2011
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Robyn Company Address: 104 Lakeshore Dr. , Durham , NC 27713 Phone: (703) 303-2535 Currently employed by Duke Regional Hospital, Durham NC. Advising clients to consider benefits of home modification to age in place.

Holly Spiegel

Graduation Year: 2009
Title: Home Safety Project Coordinator Company Name: Motion Picture Television Fund Company Address: 23388 Mulholland Dr. , Woodland Hills , CA 91364 Phone: (818) 876-4059 I've been working at MPTF's Home Safe Home program since 2010. MPTF is a nonprofit which serves members of the entertainment industry. Through the HSH program we offer free home safety evaluations and provides free or low-cost modifications utilizing volunteer labor. I've also served on the Board of Directors for both the National Aging in Place Council, and the DME Aid Society.

Martina Spolini

Graduation Year: 2020
Title: Executive Director Company Name: Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc. Company Address: 725 NE 22nd Street , Miami , FL 33137 Phone: 2019366048 At RTMD we provide critical home repairs and home modifications to vulnerable, low-income homowners and neighbors in need.

Ann Sprague

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: PT Company Name: Mercy Integrative Medicine Company Address: 437 Gateford Dr. , St. Louis , Missouri 63021 Phone: (636) 256-5200 Consulting for home modification and home safety.

Richard Steenson

Graduation Year: 2019
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Healthy Home Therapy Solutions LLC Company Address: 1102 Spring Grove Ave , Princeton , WV 24740 Phone: 8287023928 Promotion and assisting in aging in place through standardized assessment of home and client.

Gail Stocks

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Founder, Principal Company Name: EZ Way To Stay Company Address: P.O. Box 1248, , Montclair , NJ 07042 Phone: (973) 500-8751 From Childhood through adulthood -We make your home more accessible for you. We will assess your home and design solutions for converting or adapting it to make your home work better for you. We service clients throughout Northern and Central New Jersey. We offer free consultations, an in-home evaluation to determine accessibility needs, the creation of design solutions, collaboration with contractors and other professionals, assistance in procuring equipment, education in use of solutions provided, and a "check in service" to ensure your home continues to meet your needs for accessibility.

Lani Stockwell

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Assistant Dean, New Program Development, College of Health Sciences Company Name: Marquette University Company Address: 3529 N. Summit Ave. , Shorewood , WI 53211 Phone: (414) 288-3511 I educate health professional students about home modifications and the importance of environment and context in supporting health. I also have a private practice focusing on self-management skills for individuals with chronic illness. A safe and accessible home environment is a necessary element of practical and long-term daily life participation.

Lynn Stoner-Whitsitt

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Owner/Home Modification Specialist Company Name: Functional Home Living Company Address: 22329 W 46th Ter. , Shawnee , KS 66226 Phone: (913) 481-2421 We empower people to remodel by thinking forward. Seniors can meet and exceed their home design challenges the non-institutionalized way. By merging beautiful and functional, discover a better living design.

Kathy Subasic

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: President / Chief Accessibility Specialist Company Name: Forever Home, LLC Company Address: 19 Stockbridge Dr. , Avon , CT 06001 Phone: (860) 829-7870 As an occupational therapist, I have years of experience in providing home assessment and home modification recommendations. A few years ago, I took the step to begin my own company, Forever Home, LLC, to focus exclusively on providing home assessments, home modification, and project management services to older adults and those with injury or disability. I achieve great satisfaction knowing I have helped an individual or family improve the safety and function of their home in the present and for years to come.

Sharon Sugano

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: VA Company Address: 3410 London St. , Los Angeles , CA 90026 Phone: (323) 371-4565 I perform Home Safety evaluations and recommend equipment and home modifications to increase safety, reduce fall risk and increase independence. The VA provides grants that can be used towards home modifications, usually for the bathroom.

Larissa Swain

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Address: 507 Burke Ave . , Leavenworth , WA 98826 Phone: (970) 306-5210 I am an occupational therapist with specific interest and training in home modifications. In my work, I help individuals identify environmental strategies that can keep them home, safe and living life to the fullest.

Eleazar Tayag

Graduation Year: 2019
Title: Clinical Manager/Co-Owner Company Name: Imperial Home Health Company Address: 12381 Bali St , Victorville , CA 92392 Phone: 9095096064 I am on the process of creating a home modification program for our home health agency. Also in the process of establishing a home modification business.

Graham Teaford

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: On Lok Lifeways Company Address: 1380 Firestone Loop , San Jose , CA 95116 Phone: (408) 341-9059 Provide home safety assessments for older adults with multiple chronic medical conditions. Home modifications are limited in scope and do not involve structural modifications under the scope of services. However, families may privately pursue these modifications.

Catherine Terhune

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: N/A Company Address: N/A , Portland , Oregon 97211 Phone: (503)806-1122 As an occupational therapist, I help adult clients prepare their homes for maintenance of their independence safely at home. My primary focus is aging-in-place, an area in which I have both personal and professional experience.

Jennifer Thacker

Title: OTR/L Company Name: Quality Living Solutions Company Address: 3507 Stony Brook Dr. , Louisville , KY 40299 Phone: (502) 494-4246 Occupational Therapist since 1995

Shirley Thrower

Graduation Year: 2011
Title: Housing Services Manager Company Name: Philadelphia Corporation for Aging Company Address: 642 N. Broad St. , Philadelphia , PA 19139 Phone: (267) 597-4046 PCA prrovides a variety of home modification services for the aging and disability community.

Mia Tigue

Title: OTR/L Company Name: Central Alabama VA Company Address: 4172 Sherman Way , Montgomery , Alabama 36109 Phone: (334) 272-4670 Weekly, I work with America's veterans to maximize their independence and safety. These efforts include recommendations for home modifications and equipment. I consult with them and their caregivers in regard to financial resources and modification options within a variety of budgets.

Bob Timbers

Graduation Year: 2010
Title: Owner Company Name: Safe At Home Grab Bars Company Address: 416 Fraga Ct. , Martinez , CA 94553 Phone: (925) 360-1909 We work in Fall Prevention in Contra Costa County. Our central specialty is installing grab bars. We also fabricate custom bannisters and handrails.

Jennifer Trevino

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: OTR/L, ECHM, CAPS Company Name: Functionality For Life, LLC Company Address: 3152 Grassglen Pl. , Wesley Chapel , FL 33544 Phone: (813) 442-1204 I am a home modifications consultant in the Pasco/Hillsborough areas of Tampa, FL. I work with the client's builder/remodeler to bring customized solutions to help them stay independent in their homes for life.

Joe Ulrich

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Rehabilitation Engineer Technologist Company Name: Easter Seals-Rehabilitation Center Company Address: 3701 Bellemeade Ave. , Evansville , IN 47714 Phone: (812) 492-0699 I evaluate clients who need home access, home modifications, worksite ergonomic evaluations, assistive technology, and vehicle modification inspections.

Mendel Uychutin

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: LifeWorks-ACS, Inc. Company Address: 1755 W. Hammer Ln. , Stockton , CA 95209 Phone: (209) 462-1598 Specializing in developmental disabilities.

Michael Van Vleet

Title: Contract Specialist Company Name: City of Tucson Company Address: 8186 E. Mesquite Ridge Circle , Tucson , AZ 85710 Phone: (520) 907-1921 I have performed residential remodeling through Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

Irmadel Vertucio

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: REX Therapeutics/ Champaign Urbana Nursing Home Company Address: 304 Kelly Ct , Champaign , Illinois 61821 Phone: 2174177554 I am an Occupational Therapist and also serves as a home modification consultant in Champaign-Urbana area in Illinois.

Juvy Villanueva

Title: Neurologic Physical Therapist Company Name: Boca Raton Regional Hospital Company Address: 322 NE 47th Pl. , Pompano Beach , FL 33064 Phone: (561) 563-4846 I provide consultation on home modification assessment for clients with neurological diseases.

Brenda Vinson-Bufford

Title: President/CEO Company Name: State of BEing Company Address: 8250 Calvine Rd. , Sacramento , CA 95828 Phone: (916) 718-2202 Through our Home Revitalization Program, we provide high-quality affordable home repair and modification services for the low- income, especially, the elderly, single head-of-household and families with children, along with its collaborative partners.