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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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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.

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.

Shawnnita Miranda

Title: Home Modification Manager/ IL Specialist/ Advocate Company Name: SMILE Independent Living Company Address: 1929 S Arizona Ave Ste 11 , Yuma , AZ 85364 Phone: (928) 329-6681 I have been doing home modifications since 2008 and enjoy helping keep my elderly community independent in there own homes.

Chris Moore

Title: President Company Name: Solid Rock Enterprises Inc. Company Address: 1371 Southside Dr , Salem , VA 24153 Phone: (540) 384-2064 We perform home safety and accessibility assessments. We remodel homes to be safe, beautiful, and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. We build new universally designed homes.

Carrie Morgeson

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: owner Company Name: CapABLE Living LLCco Company Address: 2207 Mahan Drive , Louisville , KY 40299 Phone: (502) 599-5693 We work with individuals and their families creating beautiful, accessible living environments. We provide a one stop service. We evaluate, design solutions, implement the plan and verify that the solutions meet the needs.

Shirley Nakaki

Graduation Year: 2013
Company Name: Adapt=Ability, Solutions for Accessible Living Company Address: 466 Foothill Blvd., #74 , La Canada , CA 91011 Phone: (818) 275-0074 Adapt=Ability provides client-centered assessments and home modification proposals based on the client's specific vision for aging-in-place. Knowledge derived from the Executive Certificate in Home Modification Program, CAPS (Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist) and decades of experience as a Physical Therapist in the area of rehabilitation contribute to a in-depth assessment and a comprehensive home modification proposal.

Mike Nelson

Title: Owner Company Name: Legacy Home Improvements, LLC Company Address: 379 Harbor Isles Drive , North Port , FL 34287 Phone: (269) 317-8190 I live in an adult community where I offer my services to neighbors who are upgrading their homes. My training has been very useful in providing design elements that are universal, safe and assistive.

Sheila O'Connor

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Owner Company Name: No Place Like Home Company Address: 68 Crabapple Lane , Asheville , NC 28804 Phone: (828) 215-3881 Healthcare professionals in tandem with home remodelers and interior designers combine their expertise to determine the most efficient, cost-effective solution to thriving in place for all age groups and abilities.

Justin Oakley

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Owner Company Name: Oakley Home Access Company Address: 15 Highland Ave , Narragansett , RI 2882 Phone: (401) 743-5895 As an OT partnered with a construction expert, we?ve created a company passionate about fall prevention, increasing accessibility, and aging in place. We provide no pressure free home safety assessments. We are are able to install a wide variety of home accessibility products ranging fro grab bars to vertical platform lifts and everything in between. We understand individuals are often in a crisis situation when reaching out to us so we are passionate about making the process of outfitting the home as simple as possible.

Letitia Osburn

Title: Registered Occupational Therapist Company Name: TMC/Therapy Management Corporation Company Address: 3530 Burlington Drive , Fultondale , AL 35068 Phone: (205) 410-7347 N/a

Donna Ozawa

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Goodfellow Occupational Therapy Company Address: 9323 North Saybrook Dr., #139 , Fresno , CA 93720 Phone: (510) 332-9536 I do private home assessments for families of children and adults with disabilities living independently in the community.

Tiffany Pajak

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Owner Company Name: Adapted Spaces Company Address: 8115 Austin Ave , Schererville , IN 46375 Phone: (219) 440-2620 We provide home safety assessments and solutions that reduce your risk of falls, improve the general safety of your home and improve your independence in the tasks that are meaningful to you.

Marian Perillo

Title: Physical Therapy Company Name: Perillo Physical Therapy Services LLC Company Address: 6607 Mimosa Street , INDIAN TRAIL , NC 28079 Phone: (704) 607-9989 I have worked for several home health agencies in my 40 year career as a physical therapist. My experience enables me to provide more specific recommendations relative to both cognitive and physical abilities.

BevVan Phillips

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: Home Modification Specialist Company Name: Craft Lifestyle Managment Company Address: 7228 Burt St , Omaha , NE 68114 Phone: (402) 306-4028 I'm an occupational therapist with a 20+ year practice involving home modifications. I'm interested in how people interact with the environment and how it affects function. Recently have become more involved in designing therapeutic environments in the home.

Tamara Polidore

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: OTR, CLT Company Name: Life Care Center Company Address: 1761 brightmeadow court , Orlando , FL 32818 Phone: (407) 421-6507 Educate patients on home modifications to decrease risk of falls towards end of rehab stay by proving a home assessment

Roslyn Quarto

Title: Executive Director and Vice President of Advocacy Company Name: Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People and The Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging Company Address: 11890 Fairhill Road , Cleveland , OH 44120 Phone: (216) 383-1853 Empowering and Strengthening Ohio's People, a subsidiary of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, has developed a small dollar loan program for low-income older adults who would otherwise not be able to modify their homes so they can age in place independently and safely.

Nina Rea

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Home and Community Based Rehabilitation Company Address: 7180 Homewood Drve , Oakland , CA 94611 Phone: (650) 619-2868 The interaction between us and our environment is fascinating to me. As an OT I am constantly looking at the best way to use the environment to our benefit.

Janalee Reineke Lyth

Title: Occupational Therapist, Accessibility Specialist, Project Manager Company Name: Accessibility Design Company Address: 4631 London Road , Duluth , MN 55804 Phone: (218) 525-0370 Provide assessments and consultation to clients experiencing functional challenges within their home and recommend solutions to enable them to stay at home with their loved ones. Manage their chosen projects from bids to completion as a member of the Accessibility Design team.

Marnie Renda

Title: Owner, Accessibility Specialist, Occupational Therapist Company Name: Rebuild Independence LLC Company Address: 2542 Erie Ave , Cincinnati , OH 45208 Phone: (513) 276-0515 Rebuild Independence LLC has been helping elders and persons with disabilities figure out how they can continue to live at home for over 10 years. Services include an evaluation of need, acquisition of products, and home modifications.

Kevin Richardson

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Mission Home Health Company Address: 67972 Nicole Court , Desert Hot Springs , CA 92240 Phone: (760) 902-2274 Assess a persons safety with in home then make recommendations to increase safety and independence

Laurie Rockwell-Dylla

Graduation Year: 2006
Title: Fall Prevention Program Coordinator Company Name: Palos Health Company Address: 19 W Connacht Rd , Lemont , IL 60439-6436 Phone: (630) 408-6739 I assist older adults in increasing their awareness of environmental risk factors that place them at risk of falling and offer strategies, such as home modications to increase their ability to age safely in place.

Jeff Rose

Graduation Year: 2006
Title: Senior Vice President, Partner Company Name: Health System Services, Ltd. Company Address: Health System Services , Niagara Falls , NY 14304 Phone: (716) 283-2339 Provide home safety and mobility assessments, ramps, wheelchair lifts, stair lifts, bathroom remodels, etc.

Bob Rubel

Graduation Year: 2011
Title: President Company Name: Constructive Management, Inc. Company Address: 10661 Ridge Lane , Marengo , IL 60152 Phone: (847) 612-2900 CMI has extensive experience in remodeling. We are eager to serve the home modification need.

Joel Sage

Graduation Year: 2009
Title: Owner/President Company Name: Accessible Home Company Address: 485 Walmar Drive , Bay Village , OH 44140 Phone: (440) 871-5555 While I still believe the industry is still very fragmented it has been wonderfully rewarding to help individuals stay safe at home. One of the take aways from my ECHM training is the continued need to have the patient centered and home centered approach to home evaluations and modiducations.

Menachem Scheiner

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Owner Company Name: Adaptable Home Solutions Company Address: 5 Coles Way , Lakewood , NJ 8701 Phone: (732) 746-5151 We are a one stop shop for all ones modification needs