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


KJ Page, RN-BC, LNHA
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