Within Hofstra University's Department of Health Professions, I teach Palliative Care & Hospice and Aging & Long-Term Care courses. Each class includes an experiential project with a community or cross-cultural focus with applications for real-life health care organizations or community interactive events.
Dare to Share: Event focused on death literacy
Age and Engage: Caregiver tool and activity workbook
Building Bridges: Intergenerational, multi-lingual conversation game
Timeless Tales: Legacy workbook
Young at Heart: A recreational activity guide
In 2017, I led students on an immersive health care study abroad trip to Cuba. Click here to read more about this program.
Program Development & Implementation
My experience includes the design and execution of staff development and training. As a health care consultant, I have collaborated with Florida Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NYU Winthrop Hospital, as well as designing and implementing student, volunteer, and patient/family initiatives. A research project, the Strategic Use of Music, explored the positive impact music can have on encouraging cooperation in dementia patients and easing caregiver burden. The results of this research have been presented for community, academic, and professional audiences as a guideline for caregiver use.
Marketing & Promotion
For over 15 years, I owned and managed a marketing promotion and event management company, Event Momentum. A majority of our event business was focused on medical meeting management. My experience has given me the ability to identify needs, solve problems, and prioritize goals.