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

Supervisor, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Services, Dignity Health Medical Foundation

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

Patricia Bach, PsyD, RN
Neurobehavioral Consultant & Clinical Psychologist

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

Jason Belden
Disaster Preparedness Program Manager; OSHPD Policy Analyst; Fire Life 
Safety Analyst at CAHF – California Association of Health Facilities

Teresa Caipang, BSN, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing, Norwalk Skilled Nursing & Wellness Centre

Erika Castile, MSG, LNHA, RCFE
Erika Castile is leading the team at Brookdale Carmel Valley, 
Vice President of the San Diego Chapter of CAHF.

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, CA

Kathy Gamboa, RN, BSN
Registered Nurse, Edgemoor DP SNF

Robert Gibson, PhD, JD

Senior Clinical Psychologist; Edgemoor DPSNF, Santee, CA 

Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD
Multi-Facility Medical Director, Santa Rosa, CA; 
Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Janice Hoffman, PharmD, EdD, APh, BCPG, 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

Ashkan Javaheri, MD, CMD
Geriatrician, Mercy Medical Group – Dignity Health Medical Foundation;
Head of the Geriatric Division, Assistant Clinical Professor, UC Davis School of Medicine

Albert Lam, MD
Attending Physician, SNF Specialist, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group; 
Co-Principal investigator, CALTCM SNF 2.0® program

Jay Luxenberg, MD
Chief Medical Officer, On Lok; Program Faculty Geriatric Care and Outcomes,
Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Vanessa Mandal, MD, MS, CMD
Post-Acute Care and Geriatric Consultation, Mercy Medical Group;
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Program, UC Davis School of Medicine

Patricia Marks
Social Worker, Edgemoor DP SNF

Ofelia Martinez, RN-BSN
Supervising Nurse, Infection Prevention, Edgemoor DP SNF

Maribeth Nono, RN, MAN
Infection Control, Quality Assurance Supervising Nurse, Edgemoor DP SNF

Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD

President, Medical Director at Scan Healthcheck Assessment Center;
Medical Director/VP, SCAN Health Plan; Professor of Medicine,
Associate Director Multi Campus Program in Geriatrics & Gerontology,
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Peter Patterson, MD, MBA, FCAP, FACMQ
Principal, Patterson LTC Consults; Medical Director,
Diagnostic Laboratories and Radiology, Arizona

Teresa Rogers-Marsh, RN
Inservice Education Coordinator, Director of Staff Development,
Edgemoor DP SNF

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

Indira Subramanian, MD
Director, SouthWest PADRECC VA Parkinson Disease Center of Excellence; 
Health Sciences Full Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, UCLA

Michelle Tello
Supervising Nurse, Edgemoor DP SNF

Merlyn Trinidad, RN-BSN
Director of Nursing, Edgemoor DP SNF

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

Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH
Chief Clinical Officer, Care Connect MD

Christine Wilson, RN, JD, MS-HCE
Partner, Tyler & Wilson, LLP

William C. Wilson, Esq.

Founding Member, Wilson Getty LLP

Thomas Yoshikawa, MD
Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics & Extended Care, Clinical Liaison for
GLAHS & West LA State Veterans Home, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare
System; Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine & Infectious Disease,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Research Professor, Charles R. Drew
University of Medicine & Science; Editor in Chief Emeritus, Journal of the
American Geriatrics Society

Michael Zweiback, Esq.
Founding partner, Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman LLP