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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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Judi Ake

Graduation Year: 2011
Title: President & Realtor Company Name: Accessible Home Finders, LLC & Keyes Real Estate Company Address: 1050 SW 16th St , Boca Raton , FL 33486 Phone: (561) 213-2001 Accessible Home Finders, LLC: I am a Realtor helping people find homes that are accessible OR can easily be modified to accomodate a wheelchair. Keyes Real Estate: Helping to find affordable homes that are already accessible or ones that can be made accessible with no great extra expense

Rebecca Armstrong

Graduation Year: 2012
Title: owner Company Name: Senior Move Maven Company Address: 933 Diamond St. , San Diego , CA 92109 Phone: (442) 242-0500 Senior Move Maven offers practical and spiritual guidance including in-depth assessment, decluttering and downsizing, home modification, design of current or new living space; working with families as well as individuals to find creative new ways towards graceful aging.

Lisa Arthur Huben

Title: Office Manager & Independent Living Home Modifications Specialist Company Name: Custom Kreations, Inc. Company Address: 6660 Old 29 Rd , SEYMOUR , WI 54165 Phone: (920) 865-7700 We custom build/remodel homes to accommodate our customers health and lifestyle to ensure safety and good functionality for overall comfort. We promote Aging In Place and Universal Design with every homeowner we work with no matter who they are. We are the Go-To specialists in our area for this up and coming way of living.

LaDonna Bannach

Title: Occupational Therapist, President/CEO Company Name: Beyond Boundaries Therapy Services Company Address: 3001 11th St. So. , FARGO , ND 58103 Phone: (701) 356-0062 Working in the community with children with special needs and adults needing home modifications so they are safe to stay in their home.

Judy Barker

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Address: 12532 Woodland Ave. NE , Albuquerque , NM 87112 Phone: (505) 307-0082 Recent occupational therapy graduate

Helene Basile PT

Graduation Year: 2013
Title: Physical Therapist Company Name: Home care Company Address: 17 Maplewood Road , Berwick , PA 18603 Phone: (570) 204-4866 Home assessments for functional modification

Jean Batty

Graduation Year: 2012
Title: Government Affairs Liaison Company Name: Compassionate Care ALS Company Address: 1001 Laurel St , San Carlos , CA 94002 Phone: (650) 339-8475 I work with families dealing with a diagnosis of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig?s Disease. As part of comprehensive care for the entire family, we assist with home modifications to ensure the best quality of life as the disease progresses. I work with a variety of government agencies to support our mission of supportive home care.

James Bennett

Graduation Year: 2013
Title: President/CEO Company Name: ADL Solutions, Inc Company Address: 2720 S. Hardy Dr. #3 , Tempe , AZ 85282 Phone: (480) 636-1816 We specialize in the evaluation of Home Modifications, the Construction of Home Modifications and the Sale of Products of Home Modifications. The work we perform is for Residential and Work Related Modifications.

Paul Bergantino

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: President Company Name: Lifeway Mobility Company Address: 40 Weston Street Suite A , Hartford , CT 6120 Phone: (860) 292-1111 Lifeway Mobility is a leading Accessibility Equipment & Modification provider. Free home assessments will help identify solutions.

Linda Bohmbach

Title: Vice President/Co-Founder Company Name: Home Healthsmith LLC Company Address: 207 High Point Ave , Portsmouth , RI 2871 Phone: (401) 293-0415 Home Healthsmith believes that a safe, functional home delivers freedom, mobility and confidence. We offer many solutions to help accommodate a person?s needs such as elevators, stairlifts, wheelchair ramps, home modifications, installation of grab bars and other accessibility equipment. These solutions allow the home owner to maintain their level of comfort without compromising their health or safety.

J. Blake Brookshire

Title: PT, DPT Company Name: Roger C. Peace Rehabiliation Hospital Company Address: 7 Quail Hill Drive , Greenville , SC 29607 Phone: (910) 620-7020 Consult hourly for families, contractors, clients, who are interested in effective, efficient, but attractive home modifications or new builds

Natasha Bryn

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Home modification specialist Company Name: Modified independence-Be safe at home, LLC Company Address: 1810 80TH St , Eau Claire , WI 54703-6914 Phone: (715) 579-7784 Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant since 2008, Executive Certification in home modifications, & Modified Independence-Be Safe at home, LLC business owner. I have been providing home modification recommendations for the last 10 years. Assisting others to age in place is my passion!

John Burfield

Title: Digital Marketing Manager Company Name: Lifeway Mobility Company Address: 995 Morningside Drive , Lake Forest , IL 60045 Phone: (847) 772-8041 I have worked in the home modification industry since 2011. I currently serve as Digital Marketing Manager for Lifeway Mobility, an accessibility solutions provider with locations in CT, MA, and MN.

Stephanie Burguiere

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: COTA/L Company Name: Orlando Health Company Address: 3538 Bocage Dr , Orlando , FL 32812 Phone: (407) 340-7266 Collaborate with OT to provide recommendations to a patient's home environment to ensure safety upon discharge

Ally Cagaanan

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Independent Living Specialist Company Address: 2632 Anza St. , San Francisco , CA 94121 Phone: (415) 319-3969 I am currently working as a home health Occupational Therapist and I am doing a consultation about Home modification for the geriatric population so they can age in place.

Melanie Carlson

Title: President Company Name: Staying Home Company Address: 3422 Augustine Elm Ct , Jacksonville , FL 32223 Phone: (904) 885-7323 Physical therapist and General Contractor team up to provide assessments, safety recommendations and home modifications to improve home safety

Suzanne Cavanagh

Title: CEO/Owner Company Name: Century Lighting/ Lumen Element Company Address: Century Lighting , Springfield , OR 97477 Phone: (541) 726-5994 As a specialist in lighting and aging in place I have developed a questionnaire and home assessment to help individuals stay in their homes successfully with proper lighting. Having the correct color and level of light can reduce falls, decrease accidents, improve sleep, increase safety, improve enjoyment of activities and improve social interactions.

Jeannine Clark

Graduation Year: 2009
Title: vice president Company Name: Mannigan Design, Inc. Company Address: 1445 Linda Ridge Rd. , Pasadena , CA 91103 Phone: (626) 405-4838 Design for senior residences, aging in place for single family residences and also multifamily developers. Passion for Universal Design.

Ryan Cook

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: Owner Company Name: On The Level Construction, Inc Company Address: 18 Brentwood Drive , North Easton , MA 2356 Phone: (508) 659-5152 We work with homeowners, their families and, where appropriate, their caregivers to create beautiful designs that meet their needs and budget. We also work with families to identify sources of funding through federal, state, and local grants as well as traditional sources of funding.

Tehiji Crenshaw

Title: Director of Housing Programs Company Name: Community Action Program of Evansville & Vanderburgh Co., Inc. (CAPE) Company Address: 401 SE 6th Street, Suite 001 , Evansville , IN 47713 Phone: (812) 425-4241, #3951 Provided home modifications and accessibility retrofits for the past 15 years with a three county service area in Southern Indiana. Also experience in home repairs, rehabilitation services, lead-based paint inspections/risk assessments.

Kim Darden

Company Address: 98952 Armitage Road , Eugene , OR 97408 Phone: (541) 543-4530 Not currently working in field


Graduation Year: 2015
Title: President/Owner Company Name: HandyPro of the SpaceCoast Company Address: 1520 Pine Island Road , Merritt Island , FL 32953 Phone: (321) 432-5358 We are an engineering and general contracting firm specializing in accessibility modifications for residential and commercial properties. We are the Florida experts in removing the barriers that are preventing seniors and people with disabilities from living their life completely. We believe in listening to our clients first and foremost so that we can ensure the best solutions are created and implemented.

Tiffany Dill

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Address: 16 Lindworth Drive , St. Louis , MO 63124 Phone: (502) 552-7387 Personally built a home from the designs alongside with architects to working with a contractor throughout the process implementing universal designs. I currently work in inpatient and outpatient clinics from pediatrics to adults. Additionally, have experience working with non-profit on home modifications for the pediatric and caregiver population.

Liz Donovan

Title: Director Company Name: Senior Support and Transition Company Address: 192 Cross Ridge Rd , New Canaan , CT 6840 Phone: (203) 939-7039 Our Home Modification Assessment process includes a careful observation of your senior(s) and how they live their daily lives in their current environment, in order to determine household hazards and impediments and to suggest remodeling and/or assistive devices to facilitate their activities and independence. Thus as a Certified Home Modification Assessor Liz performs Home Modification Assessments, and can also take on all details of working with the family to get major modifications agreed upon, obtain estimates, research available public funding, and oversee implementation. Unlike some other vendors who provide a strictly one-time one-size-fits-all impersonal checklist, our more holistic and long-term approach readily ties in with our other services to determine the best ways to keep your seniors happy and functional at home, where they want to be.

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