2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 511
Westchester, Illinois 60154(708) 338-4530 [Office]
(708) 338-4531 [FAX]
2003 University of Florida/Intelicus
Completion of Certified Life Care Planner Curriculum
1986 MS, Communication Disorders
Governors State University
Park Forest, Illinois
1983 BS,
Speech Pathology Education

Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois
Certified Case Manager, # 18261
Illinois Licensed, Speech and Language Pathologist, # 146-002903
Certificate of Clinical Competence after one year fellowshipCertified Life Care Planner, #0544National Certified Guardian – 4/3/08
National Guardianship Foundation
to Present
and Director

Rehab Assist, Inc. [established 1994]
Westchester, Illinois
Responsibilities: Provide medical-legal consultations and
medical case management for a variety of different customers
including: plaintiff attorneys, defense attorneys, probate
attorneys, probate courts, trust officers, insurance carriers,
family members and state agencies.
  • Estimate future medical costs by creating comprehensive Life Care Plans. Provide deposition and trial testimony for life care plans on a regular basis. Has completed over 300 Life Care Plans, 200 depositions, 30 trials including testimony in Federal court.
  • Create annual medical budgets for disabled individuals utilized by Probate Court, trust officers and probate attorneys
  • Conduct on-site evaluations assessing disability needs for therapy, equipment, architectural needs, wheelchair needs, orthotics, diagnostic testing and medical consultations, homecare and facility care
  • Provide life care planning and medical case management services to disabled children and adults with disabilities including: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, amputation, burn victims, anoxia, chronic pain syndrome, multiple sclerosis, chronic lung disease / respiratory failure
  • Personal Guardian appointments for disabled or elderly individuals
1993 Clinical Director / Executive Director
NeuroCare of Chicago, Inc.
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Responsibilities: Reorganized and administrated a home
health neuro intervention program.
Duties: • Restructured clinical program
• Hired and trained OT, PT, SLP and Vocational team
• Developed case management and clinical services
coordinator positions
• Chaired Quality Assurance committee and Home Health
• Negotiated all payer contracts
• Oversaw marketing and sales efforts
• Supervised office management staff
• Eventually given Executive Director position and
all P/L responsibilities
• Corporate liaison
• Held both Clinical Director and Executive Director
positions simultaneously until corporate office made decision
to cease operations throughout national chain
1991 – 1993 Director of Admissions and Marketing

Rehabilitation Achievement Center
Hazelcrest, Wheeling and Lisle, Illinois
Responsibilities: Directed admission and marketing activities
for neuro-rehabilitation day treatment program focusing
on successful community re-entry.
Duties: • Developed annual company marketing
plan for three outpatient neuro- rehabilitation day treatment
• Managed and directed all admissions and marketing
• Managed collections and analysis of all marketing
data for quarterly reports
• Managed marketing budget for conference attendance,
luncheon presentations, community inservices and public
relations materials
• Supervised and trained admissions staff
• Conducted field evaluations and community inservices
to health care community including hospitals, insurance
companies, case management organizations, community groups,
discharge planners, clinicians and education groups
• Developed consistent referral network of physicians,
discharge planners, insurance representatives, family
members, and state agencies
• Worked closely with public relations firm in expanding
traumatic brain injury
awareness in the community and RAC’s role in rehabilitation
1989 – 1991 Program Director
Rehabilitation Achievement Center
Wheeling, Illinois
Responsibilities: Program director for a neurological day
treatment program with a 500 clinical hour weekly maximum
capacity. Weekly revenues ranged from $30 – $40K.
Duties: • Developed entire program from
its inception, including development of occupational,
physical, speech, psychology and vocational therapy departments
Responsible for development of transportation, nursing
and clerical departments
• Supervised / managed staff of 30 employees
• Authorized and maintained active recruitment programs
• Hired and oriented all new staff
• Conducted annual performance evaluations for all
• Completed all personnel duties including payroll,
vacation authorization, and purchasing approvals
• Directed clinical program including coordination
of department, staff, family, and team meeting; authorization
of educational inservices; management of production and
monitoring of weekly reports; consultation on progression
of all cases with case management; coordination of all
services with external agencies; management of scheduling
and home programming
• Created Illinois Head Injury Association (IHIA)
sponsored support group,
frequently participated with psychologist in sessions
• Managed all duties regarding CARF survey; received
three year accreditation
• Directed all external marketing activities
• Managed all building maintenance and environmental
1989 Case Coordinator
Rehabilitation Achievement Center
Hazel Crest, Illinois
Responsibilities: Case coordinator for a day treatment
neurological rehabilitation program.
Duties: • Created case management and report
system that is currently utilized by all branches of the
• Acted as liaison to patients’ families, insurance
case managers and clinical team
• Coordinated and supervised interdisciplinary team,
oversaw appropriate clinical
scheduling, home programming, and discharge planning
• Coordinated and chaired team and family meetings
• Counseled patients on overall progress and adjustment
to neurological deficits
• Compiled materials for and wrote progress reports
• Performed quality assurance duties in assuring
attainment of functional outcomes for client treatment
1989 Speech Pathologist
Rehabilitation Achievement Center
Hazel Crest, Illinois
Responsibilities: Diagnosed and treated speech, language
and cognitive deficits in patients in a day treatment
neurological rehabilitation program
Duties: • Diagnosed and treated individuals
suffering various neurological impairments, including
traumatic brain injury, CVA, anoxia, aneurysm, brain tumor
and encephalitis
• Provided individual and group treatment in a team-oriented
functional approach, treating disorders that included
aphasia, dysarthria, swallowing, cognitive deficits, apraxia,
behavioral and perceptual deficits
• Promoted to Program Director within four months
1988 – 1989 Speech Language Pathologist Consultant
Professional Rehabilitation Associates
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Responsibilities: Independent contractor providing speech
language pathology consultations.
Duties: • Provided speech language services
for hospitals, school systems and home treatment
• Treated disorders including aphasia, dysarthria,
swallowing cognition (hospital setting) and articulation,
and language disorders in a special education setting
with individuals suffering from mild to severe mental
retardation and developmental delays.
1987 – 1988 Program Case Manager
Rehabilitation Services of Chicago
New Medico Head Injury System
Downers Grove, Illinois
Responsibilities: Program case manager for a neurological
day treatment program.
Duties: • Essentially the same as those
duties listed for Case Coordinator at the Rehabilitation
Achievement Center in Hazel Crest, Illinois
1986 – 1987 Speech Language Pathologist
Rehabilitation Services of Chicago
New Medico Head Injury System
Downers Grove, Illinois
Responsibilities: Similar responsibilities as those listed
under Speech Language Pathologist at Rehabilitation Achievement
Center in Hazel Crest, Illinois.
Duties: • Essentially the same as those
duties listed for Speech Language Pathologist at the Rehabilitation
Achievement Center in Hazel Crest, Illinois
Case Management Society of America
Illinois Brain Injury Association
National Head Injury Foundation
Vice President of Illinois Brain Injury
Association (1995-96)
Member, Board of Directors, Illinois Brain Injury Association(1994-97)
Featured speaker at Rehabilitation Institute.
“Brain Injury – The Basics”. Sponsored by
The Brain Injury Association of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois,
July, 1999 and April, 2000Panel discussion on “The Complete Continuum of
Rehabilitation Services for Head Injury Victims. The
Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Boston, MA, 1992″Functional Outcomes in Brain Injury Rehabilitation”.
Presented at Illinois Head Injury Annual Conference,
Oakbrook, Illinois, 1990″Play Therapy with Autistic Children”.
Presented at Illinois Speech, Language and Hearing Association,

“Simplifying Life Care Planning
for the Elderly”. Presented at Chicago Bar Association
Chicago, Illinois, May, 2000

“Assessment of Future Disability
Costs for Purposes of Constructing a
Medicare Set Aside Trust”. Presented at The Chicago
Bar Association.
Chicago, Illinois, February, 2002

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the Tough Ones. The Nursing Spectrum, 8(6):11, 1995.
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