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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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Stacy Scott

Graduation Year: 2018
Title: Occupational therapist Company Name: Meaningful Home Design Company Address: 3333 University Blvd W , Kensington , MD 20895 Phone: (631) 827-8128 Meaningful Home Design has a passion for supporting all individuals in beautiful, unique and individualized forever homes. Have peace of mind knowing that your home will support you back in the years to come.

Andrew Sever

Title: President Company Name: EnABLE Home Solutions LLC Company Address: 3876 Menlo Drive , Atlanta , GA 30340 Phone: (770) 841-9089 I am a licensed occupational therapist who specializes in accessibility. I work with families who wish to remain at home despite their changing needs and abilities to ensure that all modifications appropriately address their current and future needs.

Carly Shilling

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: Howard County Office on Aging and Independence Company Address: 708 Banneker Lane , Annapolis , MD 21401 Phone: (410) 615-2462 I conduct home safety assessments for individuals wishing to remain living in their home as they age.

Melissa Smith

Graduation Year: 2009
Title: Owner Company Name: LiveAble LLC Company Address: 9055 SW Sunstead Lane , Portland , OR 97225 Phone: (503) 974-6688 Occupational Therapist owned; specializes in working with clients with medical challenges and anticipating future needs; can provide basic autoCAD drawings for concept drawings; experienced in modifying homes for people with autism and their families (including "hardening the home"); licensed residential contractor

Phillip Spears

Title: CEO Company Name: Small Jobs Co., Inc. Company Address: 275 , Cincinnati , OH 45216 Phone: (513) 383-1888 We do home modifications to keep people in their homes where they want to be. Small jobs can also do small handyman tasks for people who have mobility issues. Small Jobs has staff that can do yard maintenance and design low maintenance gardens.

Holly Spiegel

Title: Home Safety Project Coordinator Company Name: Motion Picture Television Fund Company Address: 23388 Mulholland Drive , Woodland Hills , CA 91364 Phone: (818) 876-4059 I?ve been working at MPTF?s Home Safe Home program since 2010. MPTF is a nonprofit which serves members of the entertainment industry. Through the HSH program we offer free home safety evaluations and provides free or low-cost modifications utilizing volunteer labor. I?ve also served on the Board of Directors for both the National Aging in Place Council, and the DME Aid Society.

Gail Stocks

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Founder, Principal Company Name: EZ Way To Stay Company Address: P.O. Box 1248, , Montclair , NJ 7042 Phone: (973) 500-8751 From Childhood through adulthood -We make your home more accessible for you. We will assess your home and design solutions for converting or adapting it to make your home work better for you. We service clients throughout Northern and Central New Jersey. We offer free consultations, an in-home evaluation to determine accessibility needs, the creation of design solutions, collaboration with contractors and other professionals, assistance in procuring equipment, education in use of solutions provided, and a "check in service" to ensure your home continues to meet your needs for accessibility.

Lynn Stoner-Whitsitt

Title: Owner/Home Modification Specialist Company Name: Functional Home Living Company Address: 22329 W 46th Ter , Shawnee , KS 66226 Phone: (913) 481-2421 We empower people to remodel by thinking forward. Seniors can meet and exceed their home design challenges the non-institutionalized way. By merging beautiful and functional, discover a better living design.

Sharon Sugano

Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: VA Company Address: 3410 London Street , Los Angeles , CA 90026 Phone: (323) 371-4565 I perform Home Safety evaluations and recommend equipment and home modifications to increase safety, reduce fall risk and increase independence. The VA provides grants that can be used towards home modifications, usually for the bathroom.

Larissa Swain

Graduation Year: 2016
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Address: 507 Burke Ave , Leavenworth , WA 98826 Phone: (970) 306-5210 I am an occupational therapist with specific interest and training in home modifications. In my work, I help individuals identify environmental strategies that can keep them home, safe and living life to the fullest.

Graham Teaford

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: On Lok Lifeways Company Address: 1380 Firestone Loop , San Jose , CA 95116 Phone: (408) 341-9059 Provide home safety assessments for older adults with multiple chronic medical conditions. Home modifications are limited in scope and do not involve structural modifications under the scope of services. However, families may privately pursue these modifications.

Jennifer Trevino

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: OTR/L, ECHM, CAPS Company Name: Functionality For Life, LLC Company Address: 3152 Grassglen Place , Wesley Chapel , FL 33544 Phone: (813) 442-1204 I am a home modifications consultant in the Pasco/Hillsborough areas of Tampa, FL. I work with the client's builder/remodeler to bring customized solutions to help them stay independent in their homes for life.

Joe Ulrich

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Rehabilitation Engineer Technologist Company Name: Easter Seals-Rehabilitation Center Company Address: 3701 Bellemeade Ave. , Evansville , IN 47714 Phone: (812) 492-0699 I evaluate clients who need home access, home modifications, worksite ergonomic evaluations, assistive technology, and vehicle modification inspections.

Mendel Uychutin

Graduation Year: 2014
Title: Occupational Therapist Company Name: LifeWorks-ACS, Inc. Company Address: 1755 W. Hammer Lane , Stockton , CA 95209 Phone: (209) 462-1598 Specializing in developmental disabilities

Michael Van Vleet

Title: Contract Specialist Company Name: City of Tucson Company Address: 8186 E. Mesquite Ridge Circle , Tucson , AZ 85710 Phone: (520) 907-1921 I have performed residential remodeling through Remodeling Specialists, Inc.

Brenda Vinson-Bufford

Title: President/CEO Company Name: State of BEing Company Address: 8250 Calvine Road , Sacramento , CA 95828 Phone: (916) 718-2202 Through our Home Revitalization Program, we provide high-quality affordable home repair and modification services for the low- income, especially, the elderly, single head-of-household and families with children, along with its collaborative partners.

Diane Vitillo, MS, OTR, PTA, CAPS

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: President Company Name: Home Heart Beats, LLC Company Address: 301 N. Harrison St. #455 , Princeton , NJ 8540 Phone: (732) 305-7689 An Occupational Therapist will assess your mobility and accessibility concerns within your living environment both inside and outside of your home. The needs of all family members, caregivers and visitors will be discussed as well.

Wesley Walker

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Financial Assistance & Senior Programs Coordinator Company Name: Home Repair Resource Center Company Address: 11028 Clifton Blvd. , Cleveland , OH 44102 Phone: (216) 324-4091 Highly trained in the construction, energy efficiency and the aging industries. I bring these concepts to the aging - in - place field. Providing Repair consults, home assessments and by providing education through workshops and topical presentations.

Bill Walsh

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: Owner Company Name: Accessible Homes Inc. Company Address: 6021 Solomons Island Road , Huntingtown , MD 20639 Phone: (301) 908-2361 My wife (who is a RN) and I started a construction company called Accessible Homes to help people stay in their homes as long as possible.

Israel Weisz

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Owner Company Name: ConstructionWise Company Address: 52 Tower Rd , Waterbury , CT 6710 Phone: (917) 468-8171 All phases of construction and modifications

Patsy Welch

Graduation Year: 2017
Title: President Company Name: Welch Design,LLC Company Address: 33160 N. Cove Rd. , Grayslake , IL 60030 Phone: (847) 894-0841 My company is a small residential design firm located just north of Chicago. Many of my clients are Baby Boomers wondering whether to try to stay in their homes as they age or move out and buy another house or condo. I help them make this difficult decision by completing a home modification assessment for their house to show what improvements can be made to make it a safe and comfortable home to grow old in.

Winnifred Westwood

Title: owner Company Name: Prepare2age Company Address: 409 cornell drive , 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.

Sheri Wilson

Graduation Year: 2015
Title: Owner Company Name: Home Modification Design 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.