RN, BSN, CMC, CCM
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.
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.
This experience included her position for more than 10 years, with the corporate division of St Clare’s Health System where she lead the development of geriatric, community health and corporate health initiatives for four regional hospitals. Following this, she served as the President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter from 1999-2011, where she was responsible for the strategic, fiscal and programmatic development and management of this New Jersey nonprofit organization.
She is a strong and tireless advocate for individuals and families struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia disorders, and a frequent presenter on topics related to aging and dementia care.
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, Greater New Jersey Chapter from 2001–2013. 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 Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter’s Annual Conference, which annually hosted nationally acclaimed speakers and leaders in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care and research.
Laura has also held several senior level executive positions developing and leading aging and community health care services. 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.
She is certified as an Advanced Professional with the Aging Life Care Association.