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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 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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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.

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