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Speaker’s Bureau

The following individuals are available as speakers on various topics related to culture change. You are encouraged to contact them directly to make arrangements. They are divided into areas of the state that they are willing to travel.
Want to join our Speaker's Bureau? Click here to download the application!

Tammy Bonney
Administrator, County View Care Center
400 West Grant Street
Macomb, IL 61455
P: 309-837-2386
FX 309-836-9191
E: tbonney@petersenhealthcare.net
Available: Statewide
Presentation Offering:
- How to institute Pioneer program with limited funds; How to get animals in the facility- inside and outside
Fee: Contribution to facility Pioneer fund to assist with care of animals and continue to add to their Pioneer program

Cristina Campbell
Nationally Registered Certified Master Aromatherapist
1802 Kincaid Ct
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Office: 618-622-0699
Cell: 618-567-5919
E: oil_lady@vibrantscents.com
Available: Statewide
Presentation Offering:
-How to institute aromatherapy in elder care facilities
Fee: Free

Patricia Hubbard
Administrator, Barry Community Care Center
1313 Pratt Street
Barry, IL 62312-1365
P: 217-335-2326
E: phubbard@oscbb.net
Available: Statewide
Presentation Offering:
-Person-Centered Care Plans and the Role of the CNA in Culture Change
Fee: Negotiable

Becky Haldorson
Assistant Administrator Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County
421 Doris Ave.
Joliet, IL 60433
P: 815-774-4375
E: bhaldorson@willcountyillinois.com
Available: Northern and Central Illinois
Presentation Offering:
-One facility's story of culture change; Culture Change
Fee: No Charge

Deb Miller
Dietary Consultant, Heritage Corporation
115 West Jefferson
Bloomington, IL 61704
Available: Statewide
Presentation Offering:
-Buffet Dining
Fee: Mileage and hotel expenses if needed

Leslie Pedtke, LNHA
Educator For Quality Improvement
King Management
President, Illinois Pioneer Coalition
1670 Essex Way, Suite B
O' Fallon, IL 62269
E: lesliepedtke@kingmgt.com
Available: Statewide
Presentation Offerings:
-Eliminating Personal Body Alarms and Reducing Falls
-"Through the Looking Glass" - A Lesson In Empathy
- Behavior in Dementia or Symptoms of Just Being Human - The Power of Language
- Person-Centered Care - For Professionals and the Community
Fee: Travel Expenses for far distance travel

Debbie Harper, M.A., CCC-SLP/L
President/Endoscopist/Medical Speech Pathologist
Mobile Dyshagia Specialists
Ofc: 217-239-9014
E: dharper@mobiledysphagiaspecialists.com
Available: Statewide Illinois & Indiana. Other areas considered upon request
Presentation Offerings:
- Reducing Hospital Readmissions through dysphagia management
-  The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Thickened Liquids: How to decrease the number of residents on thickened liquids and g tubes
- Oral Care
Fees: None

Carmen Bowman
Consultant, trainer, author, owner of Edu-Catering
Phone: 303-981-7228
E: carmen@edu-catering.com
Presentation Offerings: Download Carmen's Presentation Offerings Here
Available: Statewide
Fees: In-person trainings require an honorarium and expenses. Webinars and teleconferences also available for a lower fee.

Jim Vanden Bosch
Executive Director of Terra Nova Films
E: jvb@terranova.org
Presentation Offerings:
-More Than Words!  Finding New Avenues of Expression for Persons Living with Dementia  (Reframing Perceptions of Dementia)
-Thoughts and reflections on the time I spent living as a “resident” in a dementia unit
-Exploring the Nursing Home of the Future
Each presentation uses several video clips to help convey the messages at an emotive level
Availability: Statewide
Fees: $700-$2000 + mileage, dependent on presentation type and travel distance

Linda Roberts, MS RD
President, Linda Roberts & Associates
E: lroberts@rdoffice.net
Presentation Offerings:
- Dining Standards
- Care Planning
-Person Directed Care in Food & Nutrition Services
Availability: Chicago Metro
Fees: $1, 500 + travel expenses
Northern Illinois/Chicago Area

 Kathy Kopsack
Regional Ombudsman' Alternatives for the Older Adult, Inc.
1518 5th Avenue Suite 100
Moline, Illinois 61265
P: 800-798-0988
E: kkopsack@4olderadults.org
Available: Northeastern Part of Illinois
Presentation Offerings:
-Resident Directed Care planning and Using the Care Conference as a Problem-Solving mechanism.
Fee: No Charge

Lee Moriarty
Director of Consultation for Quality Therapy & Consultation
Email:  LMoriarty@QTC Therapy.com
Available:  Northern IL, Chicago and potential for other areas in the State
Presentation Offerings:
-The Need for Change in Long-Term Care – How to Find Dignity and Choice in a Nursing Home
-Providing person-centered care and services for the Short Stay Rehab Elder
-Dementia Care and understanding how “behaviors” communicate needs and wants
-Understanding what Culture Change means and how to start the Journey.
-Ability Centered Care for the Dementia Elder
-Person-Centered Discharge Planning
Fee:  Free for IPC Regional Coalitions; Negotiable for all others

Robyn O'Neill
Regional Ombudsman, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
828 Davis Street, Suite 201
Evanston, Illinois 60204
P: 847-425-5100
E: roneill@lafchicago.org
Available: Chicago area
Presentation Offerings:
-Advanced Directives and Culture Change
Fee: No Charge

Sharon Roberts
E: ssueroberts@live.com
Available: Chicagoland Area
Presentation Offering:
-Culture Change
Fee: No Charge

Cathy Weightman-Moore
Regional Ombudsman, Catholic Charities Diocese of Rockford
6116 Mulford Village Drive, Suite 9
P: 815-316-0040 or 800-369-0895
E: cweightman-moore@rockforddiocese.org
Available: Northern Illinois
Presentation Offering:
Culture Change & Person-Centered Care
Fee: No Charge, but may need travel reimbursement dependent on location