Program Faculty

Our faculty is comprised of a distinguished group of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, academicians, and other experts who will present topics highlighting new evidence-based care as well as care processes and procedures aimed at enhancing safe patient care practices in the post-acute and long-term care setting. 

2018 Annual Meeting Faculty

Elizabeth Akhparyan, PharmD
PGY1 Geriatric Resident at Western University

William Artigliere, Esq.
Partner, Garcia, Artigliere & Medby

Debra Bakerjian, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN, FAANP
Senior Director for NP/PA Clinical Education and Practice; Associate Adjunct Professor,
Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis Health System

Alex Bardakh, MPP, PLC
Director, Public Policy & Advocacy at AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute
and Long-Term Care Medicine

Wendy Coulston, Esq.
Attorney, LaFollette Johnson DeHaas Fesler & Ames

Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD 
Medical Director Edgemoor DP SNF, Behavioral Health Services
Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego

Janice Hoffman, PHARM.D. CGP, FASCP
Director, Postgraduate Residency Program, Jewish Home for the Aging,
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration Western
University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

Cindy Keenan
Area Director of Operations/Owner, Sojourn Hospice and Palliative Care

Vanessa Mandal, MD, MS, CMD
Post- Acute Care and Geriatric Consultation, Mercy Medical Group, Sacramento

Lawrence S. Miller, MD, FACP
UCLA Clinical Professor of Medicine

Jocelyn Montgomery, RN
Nurse Consultant

Leah Morris, RN, FNP, MPH, MS
Yolo Hospice and Yolo Care, Nurse Practitioner, Senior Health Policy Advisor

Administrator, Chaparral House

Paul L. Schneider, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine
Chairman, Southern California Bioethics Committee Consortium

Lisa Seo, MD
Palliative inpatient and outpatient physician with Mercy Medical Group,

Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC
Chief Medical Officer, Mariner Health Care Central; Editor-in-Chief, Caring for the Ages;
Chair, AMDA Public Policy Committee; President, Stone Mountain Medical Associates, Inc.

Michael Su, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor UCLA Department of Neurology,
California Rehabilitation Institute

Kimberly A. Valentine, Esq.
Owner, Valentine Law Group


William C. Wilson, Esq.
Partner, Wilson Getty LLP

Michelle R. Zeidler, MD
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine