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 Home Administration, Nursing Homes, Psychiatry, and Social Work.
Paula E. Rohde, MA, CPDMMission 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, LLCOak 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.  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, LLCJamaica 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 a psychotherapist and administrator in the long-term care, clinical, and behavioral health treatment arena for over fifty years. David Friedler’s substantial clinical and administrative expertise has been employed as 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 and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. He is a Certified Nursing Home Administrator Emeritus, a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators, a Life Member of The Academy, ACHCA, and a Mentor for the ACHCA. Mr. Friedler has a particular specialty in treatment facility regulations, policies, and operational oversight of such treatment facilities. Specifically, Mr. Friedler has direct administrative expertise in federal and state regulations and clinical treatment facility policies an...
Margo Kunze, RN, CDPBelmar, 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.
Selina Olomua, MSN, BSN, RN-BC Med Legal ProSalisbury, 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
Donia Anderson, RNHicksville, Ohio
Nursing Home Administration, Nursing Homes - Skilled nursing facility, assisted living, long term care, geriatrics, residential care facility, patient falls, restraints, restrictive interventions, director of nursing, group homes, risk management, policies and procedures, antipsychotics, side effects, emergency room, ICU, compliance, infection
Nursing Home Administrator and Award-winning Director of Nursing. Broad clinical experience includes Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing and Floor Nurse. Long Term Care, Community Hospital, Emergency Room, and ICU experience.
Andrea L. Dobrin Gap Analysis LLCCleveland , Ohio
Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Non-profit, Government health and human services, Intellectual disabilities, Human services, Behavioral Health services, Foster Care, Medicaid services, Client Rights, Severe Mental Illness services, Residential Treatment, Intermediate Care Facilities, Group Homes
My forty-year career has largely been devoted to non-profit health and human services organizations. Starting as a direct service worker, I advanced to Director, Chief Officer (both Administrative Services and Operations) and Vice President in five separate organizations. What sets me apart is my ability to interpret the extensive rules and regulations that govern the social service and behavioral health industries and apply them to "real life" experiences. More importantly I am able to clearly explain both complex and nuanced information to jurors. I am an experienced Expert. Over the last five years I have been selected by attorneys multiple times to support cases involving injuries, death, abuse and neglect. I am qualified with both depositions and trial testimony and have worked on cases across the USA. My background, experience and relatability make me highly qualified to serve as an expert witness in cases involving behavioral health, developmental disabilities and other r...
Jeffrey W Kaphengst, BS Kaphengst Consulting LLCDousman, 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.
Experienced Human Services Director with over twenty-five years of experience in developing and operating quality assisted living and community-based services for adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, brain injuries, mental illness, and advanced age. Programs include Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRF), Adult Family Homes (AFH), Supported Independent Living (SIL), Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC), Adult Day Services, and Residential Care Centers for Children (RCC). Personally involved in the assessment, planning, and transition of individuals with disabilities into community living settings. 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, a...