Group Homes Expert Witnesses

Group homes expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on group homes. The group homes expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Developmental Disabilities, Legal Nurse Consulting, Long Term Care, Mental Health, Nursing Homes, Psychiatry, Social Work, and Wound Care.

Paula E. Rohde, MA, CPDM

Mission Viejo, California
Social Work - Social Worker Standard of Care, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Mandated Reporter, Juvenile Dependency, Placement, Warrants & Removals, Case Planning, Family Reunification, Foster Care Licensing, Group Homes, Child Abuse, Foster Homes, Shelter Care,
I have extensive experience working in public child welfare and human resources for the County of Orange, Social Services Agency. Child Welfare areas of expertise include dependency intake and investigations, out of home placement including group home, foster home, relative and shelter care placement, foster parenting recruitment, training, licensing and relative family approval. Experience has been in both a Senior Social Worker, Senior Social Services Supervisor and leadership capacity (Program Manager I & II ). I am trained in Trauma Informed Practice & Safety Organized Practice, knowledgeable of and proficient in the Child Welfare Services/Case Management System.

Jenise Ervin, RN, MSN, LNC Hopkins Nursing Consultants, LLC

Oak Lawn, Illinois
Legal Nurse Consulting, Developmental Disabilities - Nurse Expert Witness for Pediatrics, Group Homes, Home Health, Hospice and Developmental Disability. Work primarily on cases of Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Workman's Comp, Product Liability, Premise Liability, DME, IME Work both Plaintiff and Defense
I have practiced as an RN for 34 years. I have a broad range of nursing experience, including working in the hospital setting, home health, hospice, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, Public Health Nursing, School Nursing, Planned and Coordinated Community Health Fairs & Flu clinics, Immunization Clinics, Nurse Case Manager and Director of Public Health and a Home Health Administrator. I have been a surveyor for State Agency Providers who provide Group Home Living Services and Personal Attendant Care. I have been a Testifying Expert on the standard of care in group homes. I can also work as a testifying expert for Home Health Care Services and the Standards of Care for Nursing and Pediatric Case Management or School Nursing Services.

William A. Lybarger, Ph.D.

Shreveport, Louisiana
Developmental Disabilities - Mental Retardation, Nursing Homes, Long Term Care, Group Homes, Intellectual Disabilities
Dr. Lybarger provides Standard of Care opinions related to quality of care and treatment provided by health, education and human service agencies. He has extensive training and experience in health and human service management, special education, wrongful employment, security practices, gender/age/disability mix administration, quality assurance, performance management and regulatory compliance. His casework includes personal injury, wrongful death, no-lock facility management, deficient practices in nursing care centers, assisted living centers, therapeutic foster care, community and residential mental retardation programs, private psychiatric facilities, juvenile treatment, special education and human resource management. He has Chaired over 200 Standard of Care staffing’s related to personal Injury and wrongful death. Dr. Lybarger has provided deposition testimony 35 times, trial testimony seven times and has been retained in 125 cases. [1] Retained as an expert witness in...

J. Harold Berberick, EdD Behavioral Health Strategies, Inc.

Foxboro, Massachusetts
Behavioral and Social Sciences - Developmental Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Behavioral Health, Outpatient Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health, Group Homes, Residential Treatment, Mental Health Standards of Care, Health Maintence Organizations, Mental Health Malpractice, Mental Health Wrongful Death, Managed Care
Dr. Berberick is Board Certified in Health Care Management. He has over 35 years of experience as a Sr. Manager in the fields of Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Managed Care and Mental Retardation. He has managed large systems of care and his expertise is especially in inpatient and outpatient treatment and all forms of mental health treatment in community settings.

David Friedler, LMHC, MPH David Friedler, LMHC, LLC

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Mental Health, Long Term Care - Standard of Care: Regulatory Compliance, Wrongful injury, Regulatory Standard of Care, Psychiatric Hospital; Long Term Care, Nursing Homes, Group Homes, Assisted Living, Drug Alcohol Treatment Facilities CARF, Joint Commission, Hospital Regulation, Heath Care Regulation, Policy Compliance,
David Friedler, LMHC, MPH, LNHA , CNHA Emeritus has been employed as a psychotherapist and administrator in the long term care, clinical and behavioral health treatment arena for more than forty years. David Friedler’s substantial clinical and administrative expertise has been within the realm of employment as either a clinician or clinical director or administrator in nursing home care, psychiatric hospitals and drug and alcohol treatment facilities. He is licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Massachusetts, as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire. He is a Certified Nursing Home Administrator Emeritus, Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators, Life Member of The Academy, ACHCA, and a Mentor for the ACHCA. Mr. Friedler has a particular specialty pertaining to treatment facility regulations, policies, and operational oversight of such treatment facilities. Specifically Mr...

Margo Kunze, RN, CDP

Belmar, New Jersey
Long Term Care, Nursing Homes - assisted living, skilled nursing home, Memory Care units, care management, quality reviews, policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, electronic health records, pain management, fall prevention, state and federal regulations, medication safety, risk management, group homes, geriatrics.
Experienced nurse consultant with over 30 years of experience supervising operations in long-term care (nursing homes) and assisted living facilities. Areas of focus include regulatory compliance, policies and procedures, quality control, electronic health records, service/care planning, and staff management. Certified Assisted Living Administrator (ret). Certified Dementia Practitioner, Former Clinical Research Coordinator. Published author. Invited speaker.

Marjorie Risola, RN, BC, IPC, WOCN

Toms River, New Jersey
Nursing Homes, Wound Care - assisted living facilities, quality control, wound care, infection prevention, staff training, care planning, gerontology, record audits, wound vac, policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, fall prevention, medication safety, geriatrics, group homes, medical day centers, nursing standards
Broadly experienced nurse leader with expertise in long term care (nursing homes) and assisted living facilities for the elderly, and medical day centers for physically and mentally disabled adults. Professional focus on quality control, education, and training. Areas of focus include nursing staff training and education, record audits, care planning, infection prevention, and development of practice protocols. Long term care experience includes being a Nursing Director and a Charge Nurse. Certified in wound care, gerontology, and Infection Prevention. Licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Selina Olomua, MSN, BSN, RN-BC Med Legal Pro

Salisbury, North Carolina
Psychiatry, Nursing Homes - behavioral health facility, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care behavioral health facility, developmental disability, intellectual disability, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, sedation, psychiatric care, director of nursing, nursing administration, group homes
Board-certified psychiatric nurse with leadership and clinical experience in a variety of practice settings. Experienced as a director of nursing and bedside nurse at behavioral health facilities, skilled nursing facilities and an intermediate care behavioral health facility serving patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Former clinical trial manager. Specialty Focus: behavioral health facility, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care behavioral health facility, developmental disability, intellectual disability, assisted living, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, sedation, psychiatric care, director of nursing, nursing administration, group homes, risk management, policies and procedures, antipsychotics, side effects, psychiatry, psychiatric nurse, psychiatric nursing, outpatient, inpatient, nursing home, dysphagia, assaults, biting, aggressive behavior, retardation

Jeffrey Kaphengst, BS Kaphengst Consulting LLC

Dousman, Wisconsin
Long Term Care, Developmental Disabilities - Assisted Living, HCBS, Group Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Adult Family Homes, Adult Day Services, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Brain Injury, Mental Illness, Physical Disabilities, Assisted Living Standard of Care, Residential Care for Adults & Children w/ Disabilities.
15 years experience as a trained Client Rights Specialist for a multi-state human services organization, conducting and supervising thorough investigations of client abuse, neglect, misappropriation, injuries of unknown origin, and caregiver misconduct. Collaborated with regulatory authorities, protective services agencies, and law enforcement, conducting investigations, interviews, and documenting findings in formal written investigation summaries. Held the position of state advocacy association Director, engaged with the state Department of Human Services, Division of Medicaid Services, Division of Quality Assurance, and Bureau of Assisted Living. Membership in advisory committees and workgroups to establish best practices, quality improvement, and excellence in home and community-based services (HCBS) and assisted living programs throughout the state.

Kathleen L Klika, BSW Klika Consulting, LLC

West Bend, Wisconsin
Long Term Care - Assisted Living, Group Homes, Adult Family Homes, Adult Day Services, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Brain Injury, Mental Illness, Physical Disabilities, Assisted Living Standards of Care, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care for People with Disabilities