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Karl SteinbergKarl Steinberg, MD, CMD, is a full-time SNFologist and associate medical director at Scripps Coastal Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., a multifacility medical director, president and CEO of Stone Mountain Medical Associates Inc., a medicolegal consulting corporation, and a clinical geriatrics instructor in the Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital family medicine residency program. He is immediate past president of the California AMDA chapter and is active on multiple AMDA committees.

Editorial Advisory Board

Robin ArnicarRobin Arnicar, DON, RN, CDONA/LTC, is director of nursing at the Frederick Villa Nursing Center in Baltimore, where she supervises 100 nursing employees. She also is president of the Maryland chapter of the National Association Directors of Nursing Administration (NADONA). She was awarded both the Northeastern Region and National Nursing Administrator of the Year in 2007 by NADONA.




Nicole Brandt, PharmD, CGP, BCPP, FASCP, is an associate professor in the pharmacy practice department at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She works as a pharmacist in multiple long-term care settings. She seeks to optimize the care of older adults through educational, clinical, and health care–policy work. Sandy Truong, a PharmD candidate at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, contributed to this article.


Ian L. Cordes, MBAIan L. Cordes, MBA, is president of Corecare Associates Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla., where he consults with long-term care companies and facilities on marketing, advertising, and public relations. The company also manages the Florida Medical Directors Association as well as the Florida Association of Directors of Nursing Administration and the Florida Health Care Social Workers Association. He is a former nursing home administrator.

Jonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMDJonathan Evans, MD, MPH, CMD, is a full-time long-term care physician in Charlottesville, Virginia, and medical director of two skilled nursing facilities. He serves on the Board of Directors of AMDA as Treasurer. His areas of special interest include geriatrics and palliative care. He authors the Medical Ethics column in Caring for the Ages.

Janet K. Feldkamp, JD, RN, LNHAJanet Feldkamp, RN, BSN, LNHA, JD, an attorney, practices in various aspects of health care, including long-term care survey and certification, certificate of need, health care acquisitions, physician and nurse practice, managed care and nursing related issues, and fraud and abuse. She is a partner with Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP in Columbus, Ohio, and writes Legal Issues, a bimonthly column in Caring for the Ages.

Robert M. GibsonRobert M. Gibson, PhD, JD, is the senior clinical psychologist and an attorney working at Edgemoor DP SNF, County of San Diego. He is a member of the California Long-Term Care Medicine Policy and Professional Services Committee, the Ethics Committee of the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital and Edgemoor, the San Diego Medical Society Bioethics Commission, and the advisory board for Caring Advocates, which provides assistance for end-of-life planning. Dr. Gibson is also an expert reviewer for the California Board of Psychology and since 2004 has provided private addiction-recovery services for Pyrysys/Practical Recovery.

Daniel HaimowitzDaniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD, is an internist and geriatrician in private practice in Levittown, Pa. He serves as medical director of two nursing homes and two assisted-living facilities, as well as a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly. He has a special interest in assisted living.

Linda Handy, MS, RD, offers long-term care facilities, through Handy Dietary Consulting, mock surveys, continuing education, and manuals on regulatory compliance in dietetics. She is a former surveyor and dietetics instructor for the California Department of Public Health. She has been an adjunct faculty member of various colleges and was the food service director for a multilevel continuing care facility. She received the 2011 Distinguished Member Award from the American Dietetic Association and the Dietetics in Health Care Communities/LTC Dietitians group.

Jennifer Heffernan, MDJennifer Heffernan, MD, CMD, is assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, department of medicine, division of geriatrics. She is board certified in family medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in geriatrics and hospice and palliative medicine. She is program director for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine senior mentor program.

Bill KubatBill Kubat, MS, LNHA, is director for mission integration for the Good Samaritan Society, based in Sioux Falls, S.D. As such, he leads the focus on Christian communities of care, social accountability, and ethics. He has been active nationally in quality improvement and long-term care culture change. He coordinates the Community LTC column for Caring for the Ages.



Jeffrey Nichols, MD, is the medical director of Our Lady of Consolation and Good Samaritan nursing homes in Suffolk County, N.Y., and senior vice president for clinical effectiveness of the Catholic Health Care System of Long Island. He authors the Dear Dr. Jeff column in Caring for the Ages.


Dan OsterweilDan Osterweil, MD, CMD, is medical director of S+AGE at Sherman Oaks Hospital. He also serves as clinical professor in the division of geriatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Osterweil was trained at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and UCLA, and is the former editor in chief of the journal JAMDA.

Barbara ResnickBarbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the Sonya Ziporkin Gerschowitz Chair in gerontology. She maintains a clinical/faculty position as a GNP at Roland Park Place, a Lifecare community. Her research interests focus on motivating older adults to engage in healthy activities, as well as optimizing recovery from illness and managing chronic disease. Dr. Resnick has received numerous honors for both her clinical work and her research.


Dennis L. Stone, MD, CMD, was the first medical director of On Lok Senior Services, the forerunner of today’s PACE programs. He is currently the chief medical officer of Signature HealthCARE and of Integritas HealthCARE, a nonphysician service providing transitional medical and psychiatric services in nursing, home, and outpatient venues. He has been an advisor to the AMA’s Relative Value Update Committee and CPT Committee for 15 years and is past president of AMDA and of the California Medical Directors Association.

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