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

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 for the County of San Diego, Edgemoor SNF

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-Sacramento

Vanessa Mandal, MD, MS, CMD
Post- Acute Care and Geriatric Consultation with 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 at Chaparral House

Paul L. Schneider, MD
Chairman, Southern California Bioethics Committee Consortium

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

Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD, HMDC
Chief Medical Officer, Mariner Health Care Central

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