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Program Alumni

Graduates of our Executive Certificate in Home Modification Program, Catia Garell and Damian Sempeo, with a home modification client


The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology boasts a network of nearly 1,000 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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Gary Gray

Title: Executive Director Company Name: Metro In-Home Solutions, LLC Company Address: 5059 Bedford St. , Detroit , MI 48224 Phone: (313) 929-9980 Metro IHS is a licensed and insured Residential Building Company that specializes in home modifications for elder adults and persons with disabilities. We seek funding from third parties to pay for the home modifications. Metro IHS is owned by Hartford Community Development Corporation, Jewish Family Service, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, and Southwest Solutions.

John Groe

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Managing Partner, Founder Company Name: Accessible Daily Living Company Address: 6221 Highway 7 , Vaughan , ON L4H0K8 Phone: (647) 280-9244 I have spent the last 10 years growing awareness of residential and commercial accessibility. I am a founding member of Home Modification Canada through the Canadian Home Builder's Association. I also had my own television show specifically related to an accessible and inclusive society.

Deborah Grubka

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: OTR/L Company Name: Three Rivers Health Homecare Company Address: 1706 Forest Drive , Portage , MI 49002 Phone: (269) 615-6311 Recommend home modifications to maximize individuals independence while aging in place.

Kevin Gulczewski

Title: Physical Therapist/Owner Company Name: Salubrious Physiotherapy, Inc. Company Address: P.O. Box 7113 , Jupiter , FL 33468-7113 Phone: (561) 632-8784 Recommend adaptive equipment and home modification to improve home safety.

Jonathan Harrison

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: President Company Name: Northwest Work Options, Inc. Company Address: 307 South 3rd Ave , Yakima , WA 98902 Phone: (509) 469-9240 I have worked in various settings as an Occupational Therapist and have a wide variety of experience besides completing USC's Leonard Davis Home Modification Training. Happy to help anyway I can with home modification!

Carrie Hilburn

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: co-owner Company Name: Stay Home Safely, LLC Company Address: 1919 Eamons way , Annapolis , MD 21401 Phone: (443) 949-8496 We work directly with clients and families to make them safer and more independent in their homes through home modification. A thorough home assessment is completed and the client is provided with a written prioritized list of recommendations. Our company is able to secure any necessary products and we also have vetted contractors that can complete any agreed upon projects to ensure that everything is installed properly and that the client is using it correctly.

Jennifer Hopps

Title: Owner/ Operator, Occupational Therapist, Aging in Place Specialist Company Name: Adaptive Living, LLC Company Address: PO BOX 4244 , Tumwater , WA 98501 Phone: (360) 209-4199 Home Assessment Services for Safety, Accessibility and Aging in Place

Guey-Fang ( Christine) Jih

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

Rob Johnston

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 Avenue , 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

Title: Owner Company Name: Accessible Home Associates, LLC Company Address: 9406 Locust Hill Road , 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 Avenue , Coloma , MI 49038 Phone: (269) 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 Drive , 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

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.

Marieliz Llanos

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Senior Occupational Therapist Company Name: Sunrise Hospital Company Address: 1128 Aspen Cliff Dr , Henderson , Nevada 89011 Phone: (202) 213-9222 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.

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.

Andy Maddux

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: CEO, Founder Company Name: AdaptMy Company Address: 1641 Clifton Terrace , Atlanta , Georgia 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 Road , 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

Pamela Marietti

Title: Consultant Company Name: self-employed Company Address: 2739 Illinois Street , 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.

Jennifer Martin

Title: Independent Living Supervisor Company Name: Lynchburg Area Center for Independent Living Company Address: 500 Alleghany Ave., Suite 520 , Lynchburg , VA 24501 Phone: (434) 528-4971 We empower persons with disabilities to live independently within their homes and community. For individuals seeking home modifications, we refer to resources within our community and can assist with applications for these resources.

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.

Ellie Meyer

Company Address: 59 Hallett Hill Rd , Weston , MA 2493 Phone: (781) 879-6253 Rehab Program Director at a skilled nursing facility doing home evals prior to discharge. Perform Homefit presentations. Available to consult on home modification projects.