Sharon Gorman is the President for Certified Care Management, LLC. As a Certified Care Manager and Advanced Professional with the Aging Life Care Association, she brings over 17 years of experience to the field of senior care and family advocacy. Her responsibilities and those of her team, include an initial assessment, creation of care plan and the ongoing management of changing needs for individuals of all ages. Our clients receive personalized care consultation in making health, wealth and legal decisions that impact their everyday lives.
Sharon is also a recent past President of Aging Ahead Foundation Board, a position for which she is quite proud. Best known for the Meals on Wheels Program and over 20 Senior Centers. Sharon is a recent past member of the Aging Life Care Association Midwest Chapter Board of Directors, serving 13 states and is the current Unit Leader for the Missouri Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association. Sharon also proudly serves on the Community Advisory Board for the Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
Sharon has also served on many community boards such as the Jewish Federation Woman’s Philanthropy, the Breakthrough Coalition, the Covenant Place Advisory and the Foundation Board of Directors. She is currently Chair of the St. Louis Care Alliance, an inspired group of industry leaders in health care.
Prior to Certified Care Management, Sharon was the Director of one of the largest home care companies in St. Louis. In this role, she was responsible for the client experience, from start to finish. Sharon has a degree in Psychology from Indiana University and now lives in Chesterfield with her husband, Michael Gorman. Michael is a Physical Therapist and owner of iMovePT. As you can imagine, they spend a lot of time discussing the health and well-being of those they serve. Between the two of them, they have four children and two dogs, Cooper and Daisy. The inn is full and they feel lucky!
Abby Mahon is a Certified Care Manager for Certified Care Management, LLC. As an Advanced Professional with the Aging Life Care Association, her responsibilities are all about support, serving each client to reach their individual and specific life goals. She has an incredible 15 years of experience along the continuum of senior care. Abby received her degree in Gerontology from Missouri State University and has devoted her career to working with seniors. Most recently working as the Director of Community Relations for a thriving community, she has a unique understanding about what individuals and their families experience when making tough care decisions. Prior to that, Abby was an Activities Director in a Skilled Nursing Community, passionate about each and every resident’s experience.
Abby is the appointed Case Manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving in and around the St. Louis Metropolitan area. She is also the Chair of the Fundraising Committee for Professional Women’s Alliance. Abby and her husband Nick live in Richmond Heights with their two small children and dog Penny. They attend The Gathering at McCausland where Abby serves with the care ministries. Abby loves to spend time with her family, enjoying all that St Louis has to offer. The Zoo and the Botanical Gardens are favorites. Music and dance are Abby’s favorites too…when the weather is warm, you’ll find her enjoying outdoor concerts with friends and family!
Kelly Schneider is the Director of Client Services and Dementia Specialist for Certified Care Management, LLC. Kelly has over 8 years experience in the field of client care. She has cared for clients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, doing everything from organizing their care team and client events, to helping publish a book of memoirs. Nominated as Caregiver of the Year by the Voyce in 2014, Kelly definitely stands out! She completed advanced training in Interactive Dementia Care for Professionals through Memory Care Home Solutions, and participated in the Caregiver Improv Workshop which teaches improv as a way to be flexible, present, and creative when providing care for other.
Kelly was on the other end of the caring spectrum before entering the world of eldercare. She was an Elementary School Teacher for the Hazelwood School District for 20 years, teaching both 1st & 2nd grade. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from University of Missouri – St. Louis.
As our Dementia Specialist, Kelly works to make brain exercise relevant, entertaining, and effective. Whether clients have mild cognitive impairment or a late stage dementia, she has flexible activities for all levels of brain function. Her sessions are tailored to the interest, mood, and capabilities of her clients. Kelly is a life long learner and has a clear passion for brain exercise.
When Kelly is not working, you can find her spending time with her family, hiking, doing meditation or yoga. Kelly and her husband, Eric, reside in Kirkwood when not at the family farm.
Paula Mogley is a Care Manager for Certified Care Management, LLC with more than 8 years of experience working in the healthcare field and senior care communities in the St. Louis market. She brings a professional background and training in home health, memory care, hospice and pain management. She is an advocate for independent-minded adults who may need a little help to live the quality of life they want and deserve!
In addition to earning her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Paula has participated in Executive Management coursework through Washington University’s Olin School of Business. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and serves as a volunteer on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee.
Paula and her husband Bob, have lived in several amazing homes and local communities throughout their marriage, and currently reside in Chesterfield—where they enjoy the company of their two young-adult children and their Cocker Spaniel, Touhy. Celebrating special moments with family and friends, as well as supporting seniors is a passion they share, including a background in advertising and media. In her free time, Paula loves dabbling in interior design and floral creations…things are always changing in the Mogley household!
Stephanie Powers is a Care Manager for Certified Care Management, LLC. Having over 10 years of supervisory experience of in-home health staff, Stephanie is passionate about advocating for the best quality personal care services for each client.
Most recently spending the past 6 years as the Director of a Consumer Directed Services agency, she has a well-versed knowledge of Medicaid and how to access services under this program. She has completed training as a Certified Manager of In-Home Service Providers authorized by the Department of Health and Senior Services.
Her career has allowed her to build great relationships with seniors and the residential communities they call home, with prior community outreach as Volunteer and Event Sponsor with SAGE Metro St. Louis, now SAGE of PROMO Fund.
Laura Mullen is a Care Manager for Certified Care Management, LLC. Laura is passionate about seniors and has 20 years of experience working in senior care in different capacities. She started as a dining room server which ignited this passion. This led her to pursue a BS in Gerontology from Missouri State University. Laura most recently worked for a Primary Care Physician’s office that focused only on patients 65 and older.
Prior to that she has worked in Activities, as Director of Admissions and as a Social Services Coordinator for several skilled nursing and independent living communities. Laura’s experien
Laura lives in Affton with her husband, Matt, and their three dogs. They enjoy spending time on their deck, maintaining their garden in the summer, walking the dogs, and traveling anywhere as life allows.
Eleonora ‘Ella’ Kuznetsova is the Registered Nurse for Certified Care Management, LLC. She has worked in either a hospital, a home care setting or in a doctors office over the past 25 years. Ella has experience with infusion therapy, wound care and phlebotomy and has served as an educator and mentor in all of the above.
Ella has a calming influence in stressful situations and possesses the critical thinking required to make good, sound decisions. We can count on Ella to set up medicine and do vitals, as well as to participate in medical care and patient education. As a bonus, Ella speaks both Russian and Italian fluently. Ella has travelled extensively and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
We’re thrilled to offer a team of nurses for this critical element to our care management services for the clients we serve.
Karen Coleman is the Administrator and Personal Client Assistant for Certified Care Management, LLC. She graduated from Hickey College and has 30+ years of experience in the field of administration. She assists with day-to-day operations for the firm, as well as direct service to our clients with bill paying, organization services, and payroll.
Meet our CCM Mascot! His name is Cooper, he’s a happy 6 year old Cocker Spaniel and an AKC Canine Good Citizen! The American Kennel Club has certified Cooper through a 10 point test, acknowledging his good manners at home and in the community. He is always available to visit and will definitely work for food!