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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!

Please click an entry below to learn more about our program alumni!

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Tom Elston

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Owner Company Name: Thrive At Home LLC Company Address: 1104 NW 26th St. , Ankeny , IA 50023 Phone: (515) 451-4542 The experiences I've had in healthcare guided me toward home modification. I'm passionate about providing the opportunity for those who want to stay at home the ability to do so.

Sientje Engler

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Legacy Healthcare Services Company Address: 8327 Hollister Hills Dr , Raleigh , NC 27616 Phone: (952) 270-5736 I am currently seeking out ways to utilize my newly found certification to benefit my community.

Deanne Everton

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: Associate Director Company Name: Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Company Address: 1701 South 7th St, Unit 10 , San Jose , CA 95112 Phone: (408) 578-9519 Through our Safe-at-Home program, we provide no-cost home safety and accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners, specifically older adults and people with disabilities, throughout Santa Clara County, California. I oversee this program as well as our Critical Repair and Rebuilding Day programs.

Greg Fitzhugh

Title: Owner/Opreator Company Name: Caregiver-Aid, LLC Company Address: 119 S. Ellis St. , Lancaster , TX 75146 Phone: (214) 460-4269 Greg & Georgia Fitzhugh have been caregivers for over 13 years. Georgia, a Teacher, has a BS in Rehabilitation Science & a MEd in Special Education. Greg, a Carpenter, has an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications. They now operate Caregiver-Aid.com, where they have written 275+ articles for and about caregivers and sell 155+ different types of durable medical equipment.

Jim Flanagan

Title: President Company Name: BENTRON Company Address: 3020 Woodcreek Dr. , Downers Grove , IL 60515 Phone: (630) 505-8375 I work as a Financial Gerontologist. I help people understand and pay for the modifications they need or help them find other housing options.

Cheryl Frickel

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Agency OT and Home Specialist Company Name: Madonna Rehab Company Address: 12004 N 176th Circle , Bennington , NE 68007 Phone: (402) 699-2688 I complete home assessments and make home modification recommendations to individuals to increase ease, safety, and fall prevention and decrease burden of care.

Sarah Garrison

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Address: 1869 Kiska Road , Salem , VA 24153 Phone: (540) 309-9905 Occupational therapist practicing primarily in home health and programming for improved community participation through accessibility and universal design.

Ludmilla Gill

Graduation Year: 2008
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Kennedy Donovan Early Intervention Company Address: 5 Zenas Road , Holbrook , MA 2343 Phone: (617) 653-1099 To be honest, I have not done anything in it. Life got busy when I was certified ( married, children,etc).

Beth Glas

Title: Executive Vice President Company Name: Maximum Accessible Housing of Ohio Company Address: 1725 East 115th Street , Cleveland , OH 44106 Phone: (216) 231-0990 As director of our organization's education and outreach program, I teach home modification features and best practices to a variety of audiences. I also research new accessibility features, the best of which we include in our full accessible Demonstration Unit.

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 Company Name: Accessible Daily Living Company Address: 6221 Highway 7 , Vaughan , AZ L4H0K8 Phone: (844) 235-2677 I have spent that last decade providing awareness and creating safe and accessible living environments. With knowledge in healthcare, consulting and construction, it has allowed me to grow my visibility in the accessible housing market.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.