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Registered Nurses

  • Rande Fleitz
  • Carmen Johnson
  • Lisa Hunnicutt
  • Lori Hayes
  • Ashley Wash
  • Dianne Bryant
  • Lynn Odum
  • Mandy Bennett
  • Michelle Wilson
  • Janet Lage

*Credentials key below

NOTE: All BGC clinical staff and RN’s are Certified in Alzheimer’s Association EssentiALZ/Dementia care training.

Jennifer Browning, GCM*, MSW, LISW-CP, C-ASWCM, CCFC

 

Background

  • 20 years of experience as a licensed and board certified Geriatric Care Manager
  • Bachelors Degree of Science in Social Work from Florida State University (1992)
  • Masters Degree in Social Work from Florida State University (1994)

Credentials

  • Licensed and Certified Geriatric Care Manager with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (since 2005)
  • Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical Practice (since 2006)
  • Licensed Master Social Worker (since 1997)
  • Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor (since 2005)
  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (since 1994)
  • Member of the American College of Certified Forensic Counselors (since 2005)
  • Member of the National Guardianship Association (since 2008)
  • Certified as an Advanced Social Work Case Manager (member since December 2007)
  • Periodically acts as a Court Appointed Visitor, Examiner, and Guardian for the  Probate Court System (since 1994)
  • Received TEEPA SNOW dementia care training

Skills/Specialties

  • Hoarding behavior in elders
  • Mediation and crisis intervention
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia care
  • Psychiatric assessment
  • Client and family counseling, and communication
  • Well versed in long-term care needs and planning, and excels in maintaining a mission-based practice.

Affliations

  • Member and contributor of Greenville Women Giving (a philanthropic organization committed to strengthening Greenville community)

 

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Alexandra Caro, GCM*, CMC

Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a Minor in Social Work, from the University of South Carolina in 1997

Credentials

  • Licensed and Certified Geriatric Care Manager with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
  • Served the Greenville area community since 1999 as a Geriatric Care Manager Certified, Social Services Coordinator, and Certified Dementia Specialist
  • Worked in long-term care, assisted living, dementia care and was a discharge planner for the Greenville Hospital System
  • Involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and co-facilitated a caregiver support group for the local chapter for over three years
  • Received TEEPA SNOW Dementia care training

Skills/Specialties

  •  Family mediation
  •  Facility placement
  •  Care planning
  •  Home-care needs

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Haley Bryan, LPN, Client Service Specialist

Background

  • 9 years of experience in the health care field
  • Worked as a PCT* and an LPN for AnMed, GHS, and St. Francis hospitals
  • Experienced in dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s patients

Skills/Specialties

  • Skilled in geriatric care
  • Responsible for our clients’ prescription refills and maintenance, scheduling of medical appointments, and arranging transportation to these appointments
  • Maintains clients’ appointment sheets, calendars and reminders
  • Assists with LTC insurance issues, VA benefit information, ALF and LTC placement, and communicates with physician offices, hospitals, and facilities as needed
  • Received TEEPA SNOW Dementia care training

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Elizabeth Ireland, LBSW

Background

  • 5 years experience in the Upstate with the geriatric population
  • Graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in social work

Skills/Specialties

  •  Proficient in connecting families with needed resources and information
  • Received TEEPA SNOW Dementia care training

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Carrie Woodall, MS, LPC

Background

  • BS Clemson University – Double Major of Psychology/Sociology
  • Master’s Degree Clemson University – Industrial Psychology
  • Graduate Counseling Courses – Webster University
  • Associate Member with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Skills/Specialties

  • Home interventions, individual and family counseling
  • Received TEEPA SNOW Dementia care training

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Jessica Ramos

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Our stellar team of registered nurses:

(note *all of our nursing staff have completed TEEPA SNOW dementia training)

  • Rande Fleitz, RN, BSN, CLNC – Ball State University / 34+ years experience
  • Carmen Johnson, RN , BSN – Clemson University / 20 years experience
  • Lisa Hunnicutt, RN, BSN – University of South Carolina / 12+ years experience
  • Lori Hayes, RN – Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counseling from Bob Jones University/ Master of Science in Counseling from Bob Jones University/ LRN, State of SC /15 years experience
  • Ashley Wash, RN – Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Clemson University/ 8 years experience Certified Pediatric Nurse
  • Dianne Bryant, RN – Bachelor’s of Science from University of Minnesota/ Gerontological Nurse Certification / 33+ years of experience
  • Lynn Odum, RN -Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from University of South Carolina Upstate/ 7+ years of experience
  • Mandy Bennett, RN- Bachelor’s from Bob Jones University/ 12+ years of experience in ER, Surgery, IV team, and OR.
  • Michelle Wilson, RN & ADN Degree- Experience with medical-surgical nursing, operating room and working as a court appointed nurse with Greenville County Probate court. Currently obtaining a BSN degree/25+ years of experience.

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*Credentials Key

  • GCM: Geriatric Care Manager
  • MSW: Master of Social Work
  • LISW-CP: Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical Practice
  • C-ASWC: Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager
  • CCFC: Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor
  • RN: Registered Nurse
  • BSN: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • CLNC: Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
  • GC: Gerontology Certificate
  • CMC: Case Manager Certified
  • LBSW: Licensed Bachelor of Social Work
  • PCT: Patient Care Technician