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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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Bill Walsh

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Owner Company Name: Accessible Homes Inc. Company Address: 6021 Solomons Island Rd. , Huntingtown , MD 20639 Phone: (301) 908-2361 My wife (who is a RN) and I started a construction company called Accessible Homes to help people stay in their homes as long as possible.

Rebecca Webster

Graduation Year: 2011
Title: Program Director--Physical Therapy Assistant Company Name: Carrington College Company Address: 908 Carol Ln. , Lafayette , CA 94549 Phone: (925) 788-6649 I currently provide home assessments on a part-time basis, primarily in the local retirement community.

Israel Weisz

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Owner Company Name: ConstructionWise Company Address: 52 Tower Rd. , Waterbury , CT 6710 Phone: (917) 468-8171 All phases of construction and modifications.

Patsy Welch

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: President Company Name: Welch Design,LLC Company Address: 33160 N. Cove Rd. , Grayslake , IL 60030 Phone: (847) 894-0841 My company is a small residential design firm located just north of Chicago. Many of my clients are Baby Boomers wondering whether to try to stay in their homes as they age or move out and buy another house or condo. I help them make this difficult decision by completing a home modification assessment for their house to show what improvements can be made to make it a safe and comfortable home to grow old in.

Winnifred Westwood

Title: Owner Company Name: Prepare2age Company Address: 409 Cornell Dr. , Burbank , CA 91504 Phone: (818) 395-4747 I earned a certificate from USC's Home Modification Program, additionally, and concurrently, I earned a master's degree in Gerontology from the University of Utah. My emphasis is in emergency preparedness for older adults.

Shunaka White

Title: Owner, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM Company Name: For Safety's Sake, LLC Company Address: 532 Gladiola Way , Stafford , VA 22554 Phone: 2026960634 I love helping people thrive in their homes and community! OT of 15 years in home health and skilled nursing settings prior to transitioning to my own private practice. For Safety's Sake is mobile Medicare B outpatient OT and home safety modifications provider, proudly serving clients in northern Virginia for in home visits as well as telehealth for all of Virginia and Tennessee.

KARA WHITE

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: VA Medical Center Company Address: 1468 Winter Drive , STATESVILLE , NC 28677 Phone: 17046577430 As an OT, I have completed several home evaluations to determine appropriate DME and home modifications. Each one specific to the patient and caregiver. I am now wanting to venture out to help those with limited access, specifically the elderly and disabled.

Sheri Wilson

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Owner Company Name: Home Accessibility Consulting LLC Company Address: P.O. Box 530564 , Debary , FL 32753 Phone: (407) 417-6031 I'm an experienced Occupational Therapist with my ATP, CAPS and ECHM. I started a business of home accessibility consulting in Central Florida.

Joy Yambao

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Manager Company Name: Mahogany Home Solutions Company Address: 112 W. Burr Oak Dr. , Arlington Heights , IL 60004 Phone: (847) 217-0537 We formed this company, to do residential redevelopment. We have incorporated universal design and aging in place features in the home that we remodel so the buyer would already have the features in place. I stilll consult with architect and homeowners with home modification needs of their clients and as a Home Health Physical Therapist, I do Home safety Assessments and make recommendations for home modifications, supervise the construction as needed from a therapist standpoint and re-assess the patient mobility once the project is completed.

Jingjing Yu

Title: Co-Founder Company Name: Hangzhou Tianliang Turing Technology Co., Ltd. Company Address: 1112 s golden west ave unit 101 , Los Angeles , California 91007 Phone: 3238688886 Contribute to the realization of aging in place for more older adults!

Karla Zervos

Title: Founder Company Name: Lifespan Home Modifications Company Address: Lifespan Home Modifications , Fairbanks , Alaska 99709 – 3549 Phone: (800) 993-1798 Lifespan Home Modifications specializes in all aspects of home modifications, residential Universal Design and Aging In Place. Services include design, specifications, Scope of Work & project management for new home construction, remodeling & handyman services. Provides home audits / environmental assessments and information resource on funding / financing home modifications. Serving as Senior Center Helping Hands Home Modifications program start-up volunteer coordinator. NAHB CAPS (Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist) instructor. See details at www.homemodification.com