2019 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. 

2019 Annual Meeting Faculty

Margherita Aikman, RN, BSN, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CACP, CDE

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

Patricia Bach, PsyD, RN

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

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

Rachel Fiset, Esq.

Kathy Gamboa, RN, BSN

Robert Gibson, PhD, JD

Senior Clinical Psychologist; Edgemoor DPSNF, Santee, CA 

Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD

Janice Hoffman-Simen, 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

Albert Lam, MD
Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation Institute, Palo Alto, CA

Ashkan Javaheri, MD, CMD

Jay Luxenberg, MD

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


Patricia Marks 

Maribeth Nono, RN, MAN

Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD

Peter Patterson, MD, MBA, FCAP, FACMQ

Teresa Rogers-Marsh, MSN-ED

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.

Indira Subramanian, MD 

Merlyn Trinidad, RN-BSN

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

Christine Wilson, RN, J.D., MS-HCE

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

Thomas Yoshikawa, MD