I am a program development consultant and academic educator based in the New York area. My professional experience includes a diverse range of expertise in the creation of patient centered initiatives, to marketing and event management. As a health care consultant, I create and implement site-specific patient and family centered programming, developing opportunities for volunteers of all ages. As an educator, I have trained hospital staff in service excellence techniques; team building strategies, and patient-centered models of care. I’ve established sustainable patient, volunteer and student internship programs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital.
At Hofstra University’s department of Undergraduate Health Profession, I teach Palliative Care & Hospice and Aging & Long Term Care. I have launched several innovative and interactive projects at Hofstra including The Interview Project; Death Cafe; Tackling Taboo; Ask & Listen game; and the Candy Chang “Before I Die” wall.
Prior to working directly in the health care arena, I owned an event marketing business for 15+ years, with the primary focus being pharmaceutical medical education meetings and programs. My education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence and Master of Health Administration from Hofstra University. I have a certification in gerontology from the University of Southern California. My memberships include: United Nations NGO Committee on Aging; American Society on Aging; Association of Patient Experience, Association for Death Education & Counseling; and the Senior Umbrella Network of Nassau County.