Florida’s Advocate for Long Term Care
Providers and the Elders They Serve

Nurse Leadership Program Meet the Speakers

                                                    

 

Tamra Adrian

Mrs. Adrian has 30 years of experience in the health care profession, working as a nursing assistant, LPN, RN, DONS, Risk Manager, and Consultant. In these positions, she gained expertise in clinical proficient, MDS requirements, budget implementation, principles of risk management and skilled facility operations. Mrs. Adrian began her career in Iowa, then moved to Georgia and finally to Florida. As DON of a Care and Rehab center in Georgia, she cleared a complaint survey within 30 days of employment. She continued to demonstrate her commitment to quality by ensuring that annual surveys under her watch resulted in the fewest complaints for the center in 5 years Mrs. Adrian has worked for RB Health Partners since 2009 as a Clinical Risk Specialist, Nurse Management Trainer, and Director of Education. 

 

 

#2 – PART 1: Working the New Baseline Care Plan

Thursday, June 1, 2017

8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

Deborah Afasano


Deborah Afasano, BSN, RNC,CDONA, HCRM  is a certified Director of Nurses, a certified end of life ELNEC trainer, and a health care risk manager , on faculty for the USF Health Care Risk Management Program.  Her diverse nursing background spans over 30 years in acute and LTC settings.    Debbie is currently the VP of Clinical Services for the Avante Group with SNF and AL facilities in three states. She is a former governor appointee to the Florida Center for Nursing, and the founding, and current chair of the FHCA Senior Clinicians Council.  Debbie is the 2011 recipient of the NADONA Spirit of Nursing Presidents Award, and an inductee into the Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society.

Pre-Session:
Alzheimer’s Training
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

Joe Baker


Joe Baker has been a board executive director since June 1995 when he joined the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.  He has served in this same capacity with the Florida Department of Health since 1997 and became Executive Director of the Board of Nursing in April 2010. Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Florida Southern College in 1985.

 

 

The Florida Board of Nursing: An Overview and Update on Nursing Regulation

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

 

Robin Bleier


Robin A. Bleier, RN, LHRM, CLC is the President of RB Health Partners, Inc., a clinical risk consulting firm based in Crystal Beach , Florida. Robin is a featured state and national presenter, a special topics advisor to the FHCA Quality Foundation, Chair of the FHCA Emergency Preparedness Council, Chair of the FHC PAC, Co-Chair of the FHCA Risk Management Development Group, past executive board member of FADONA for ten years, and a vested long term care advocate through her volunteerism and affiliation with numerous professional committees. She is the FHCA RAI-PPS Certificate/ Endorsement Program Educator, and has been educating on this and other topics since 1998.

 

 

Pre-Session: 
Restorative Care Training
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Measure Twice, Cut Once…Developing Ourselves to Help Develop Our Team Culture
May 31, 2017
2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Successful Outcomes with Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

Kim Broom

Kim Broom is a Registered Nurse, licensed Risk Manager, licensed Assisted Living Administrator and recently named as the Director of Clinical and Regulatory Services for Florida Health Care Association. She was selected as FHCA AL Administrator of the Year, and recently has been selected to serve on the FHCA Quality Foundation Clinician's Council.

 

 

ALF Breakout:

Clinically Accepting and Retaining the Resident are Important for Success
Thursday, June 1, 2017
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

 

Lorraine Fabry


Lorraine Fabry is a register nurse who has experience in many roles, such as Director of Education, MDS Coordinator, Risk Manager, Resident Care Coordinator, and Director of Nursing for Hawthorne Village facilities. Lorraine has had twenty-four years’ experience in hospital critical care, emergency room and home health. She is graduate of University of Tampa with Bachelor of Science Degree.  Lorraine has published several power point presentations on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders for ALF Level, I & II and Medical Error Preventions and article on Future in Home Health Nursing. She has received Hawthorne Village Shining Star, and Director’s Award for outstanding service.

Pre-Session:

LPN Supervisory Training and CNA Train-the-Trainer for RN Instructors
Tuesday May 30, 2017
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

Margie Ferrino

Margie Ferrino has over 30 years of experience in Marketing all levels of senior services. She is a certified marketing professional and a graduate of ICM School of Business. She has a creative, can-do attitude that is coupled with a passion for seniors. Results focus is the product of experience, clinical and administrative, in Independent and Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, and Long-Term Care in both for profit and not-for-profit markets.

 

 

 

ALF Breakout:

Nurses Can Market Assisted Living Too!

Thursday, June 1, 2017
10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

 

Irene Fleshner


Irene Fleshner, RN, MHSA, FACHE, is a Principal for the consulting company Reno, Davis and Associates, Inc. In addition, she serves in a part time capacity as the Senior Vice President for Strategic Nursing Initiatives at Genesis Health Care. Prior to her current role, Irene spent 13 years with Genesis Health Care, most recently as Senior Vice President for Clinical Operations. Irene speaks nationally on issues related to LTPAC.

 

The New Facility Assessment: Development to Delivery
Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

and 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

Karen Goldsmith


Karen Goldsmith has been legal counsel for FHCA since 1980.  She currently serves as FHCA's regulatory counsel. She is on the AHCA Legal Subcommittee and served as its chair for 3 years. She is active in the American Health Lawyers Association and served as chair of their long term care subgroup for 2 years. She has published in several books produced by AHLA. She practices primarily in long term care.

 

 

 

 

ALF Breakout:
Advance Directives in the Assisted Living Community
Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.


Awards Luncheon & Regulatory Hot Topics
Thursday, June 1, 2017
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

 

Jeri Ann Lundgren

Jeri Ann Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN has been working in Long Term Care since 1990, specializing in wound care nationally since 1994. Her extensive background in long term care nationally includes: survey management, litigation support, wound care consultation, program development, consultant/presenter for several state Quality Improvement Organizations and clinical expert/presenter for several departments of health (MN, IN, KY). Her background also includes 4 years as a Director of Nurses in a Long Term Care facility. Currently she is the President of Senior Providers Resource.

Delivering High Quality of Care to Prevent a Decline in Mobility, Falls and Skin Breakdown
Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

Jana Meyering

Jana Meyering has been with the Agency for Health Care Administration for 5 years. She started out as a surveyor for the Jacksonville field office. After a few years of surveying, Jana became a supervisor, overseeing the assisted living facilities and several other provider types for area 4. In January 2017 she accepted the position of Operations Management Consultant Manager and Manager of the ALF & Unlicensed Activity Team. In this role, Jana provide training to all new state surveyors regarding the ALF survey process and regulations. She also manage a team that specializes in conducting unlicensed ALF complaints. Previous to her time with the state she worked for a non-profit where she started and managed several group homes and an adult day care center.

ALF Breakout:
Survey Updates for the ALF Nurse
Thursday, June 1, 2017
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

Karen Oliver

Karen Oliver, BSN, CWS, has been in nursing since 1968 and has worked in both acute and long term care settings. Karen is a Certified Wound Specialist, and her work experience includes that of DON, ADON, Staff Educator, Infection Control Officer, CNA Trainer and Charge Nurse.

 

 

 

Pre-Session:

LPN Supervisory Training and CNA Train-the-Trainer for RN Instructors

Tuesday May 30, 2017
12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

 

Kim Smoak

 

Kim Smoak has been with the Agency for Health Care Administration since August 1995. She is the Bureau Chief of Field Operations located in the Division of Health Quality Assurance. She is responsible for ensuring both federal and state survey work is completed timely, monitors quality improvement/quality assurance indicators for the Division, training of survey staff and other Division staff, data management and support functions and oversees the field operations within the division. She develops and implements strategies to improve consistency among the field offices and the program units as those functions relate to the Survey and Certification functions of the Agency under contract with the Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in addition to monitoring state requirements and timeframes. She provides technical assistance regarding programmatic issues and assists in interpreting rules, policies and standards. She previously worked for eight years as a surveyor surveying Nursing Homes, ICF/IIDs, Crisis Stabilization Units, Residential Treatment Facilities, and Rehabilitation Centers. Ms. Smoak holds a Master of Science in Health with the program emphasis in Aging Studies. She is also a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP). She has served as the project lead for the implementation of the Quality Indicator Survey implementation in Florida since 2006 and is a certified as a CMS Quality Indicator Survey Trainer. In 2009, she received the Survey & Certification Achievement Award, presented by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, for high quality work implementing the Quality Indicator Survey process in an early pilot State.  Ms. Smoak also is a Certified CMS Instructor for the federal Basic Long Term Care QIS survey process. In 2009 to 2010 Ms. Smoak also was part of a group of surveyors in Florida to work on the development of the QIS Federal Basic Long Term Care which has been in place since August 2010 and continues to this date.

Successful Outcomes with Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement

Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

CMS’s Requirements of Participation and the New Survey Process for Long Term Care Facilities
Friday June 2, 2017
8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Rose Sherman

Dr. Rose Sherman is the Director of the Nursing Leadership Institute and Graduate Coordinator for the Nursing Administration Program at Florida Atlantic University.  Prior to entering academia, Rose had a 25 year nursing leadership career with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Rose has published 85 articles and 7 books chapters on leadership topics. She has received more than 2.5 million dollars in grants to support her work in the development of current and future nurse leaders. Rose is on the Board of Directors of the ANA Nursing Leadership Institute and is editor of Nurse Leader, the journal of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

 

Recruiting and Retaining a Long Term Care Nursing Workforce in Today's Health Care Environment
Friday, June 2, 2017
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 

 

Teepa Snow


Teepa Snow is an occupational therapist working as a dementia care and dementia education specialist. She has over 33 years of clinical experience in the field of geriatrics and dementia care, as well as having provided care to family members with dementing illnesses. Currently, she has an independent practice as well as a clinical appointments with Duke University's School of Nursing & UNC-CH School of Medicine. She provides interactive and creative educational and practical hands-on training sessions to organizations and providers throughout the US & Canada. She has been actively involved in teaching and clinical research projects throughout her practice career.

 

Person-Centered Care Planning

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.


Matching Your Help to the Needs of the Person with Dementia

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
3:45 to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Dr. Theris Touhy

Dr. Theris Touhy is a Clinical Specialist in Gerontological Nursing and an Emeritus Professor in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. She is the author of 3 gerontological nursing textbooks and many articles related to nursing care of older people. Her major research interests include spirituality and aging, caring-based models of practice in long- term care, care of individuals with dementia, and educational strategies to enhance interest and preparation of students in gerontological nursing.

 

 

Recruiting and Retaining a Long Term Care Nursing Workforce in Today's Health Care Environment
Friday, June 2, 2017
10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.