RN, BSN, CMC, CCM, WCC
Patricia has an extensive and diversified background in nursing, aging services and health care administration. She is an Advanced Professional with the Aging Life Care Association. She has a specialized professional focus and concentration in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. She has worked in a variety of acute, community and long-term care settings with executive leadership responsibilities to design and develop new and innovative geriatric programs and aging services. She is licensed as a professional registered nurse in New Jersey, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, and has advanced training and certifications in Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care, Geriatrics, Care Management, Case Management, Community Health, and Palliative Nursing.
In 1987, she created one of the first specialized dementia daycare programs in the state, along with some of the first support group and education programs for spousal caregivers and early stage Alzheimer’s disease individuals. She has also held senior level management and executive positions in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, and home care settings and was the founding president of a nonprofit senior housing development project.
She was also one of the founding members of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Board of Directors, and served as the Board Chair from 1994-1998. In 1999, she was recruited to serve as the President and CEO, and to design and lead a statewide merger and expansion of the New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association. She then served as the President and CEO for nearly 14 years, during which time she was responsible for the strategic, fiscal and programmatic development and management of this statewide, nonprofit organization.
She is a strong advocate for individuals and families struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia disorders. She continues to serve as an active consultant and supporter of the Alzheimer’s New Jersey, and also serves on the National Board of Women Against Alzheimer’s Disease in Washington, DC. Pat is a certified Advanced Professional Member of the Aging Life Care Association and also an active community volunteer.
RN, BSN, CMC, MPA
Laura is a licensed professional registered nurse with advanced training and education in Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia Care, Geriatrics, Care Management, Palliative Nursing and Public Administration. She has worked in a variety of acute, community and long-term care settings. Prior to founding Pathways Care Solutions, Laura was the Vice President of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association in New Jersey from 2001–2014. In this role, she was responsible for designing and developing responsive programs and services for individuals and families diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder. She also worked to develop and expand dementia care services for New Jersey professionals, most notably, the New Jersey Alzheimer’s Association Annual Conference, nationally recognized as a premiere event. She also pioneered the early development and design of programs and services for individuals and their care partners living with early stage and young onset Alzheimer’s disease. She is certified as an Advanced Professional with the Aging Life Care Association.
Prior to her position with the Alzheimer’s Association, Laura held several senior level executive positions developing and leading aging and community health care services. She was the Executive Director and Administrator for an assisted living community where she was recognized for her leadership in developing outstanding compassionate care services, at a national health care conference. Laura also directed a variety of aging and community care services for St. Clare’s Health System from 1993-1999 and, prior to this, launched her career in community health working at Overlook Medical Center as a member of the interdisciplinary team for home and hospice care, discharge planning, and care management services.
Laura was a member of the former New Jersey Alzheimer’s Disease Study Commission’s Education Services Committee. She is a frequent community speaker on aging care issues, and has served as a Board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Morris and Sussex, and a volunteer for the Florham Park Local Board of Assistance.