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 15 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 Home Care Assistance of 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 14 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 newly appointed 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 for Home Care Assistance 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 Coordinator 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 Coordinator 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.
Nina Levine is a Care Coordinator and active ambassador for Certified Care Management LLC. With a background in hospitality, her passion has always been serving others. Her introduction to eldercare began when she took on the role as a live-in caregiver for her grandmother who had dementia and grandfather who had COPD and Parkinson ’s. While spending time in Israel, Nina volunteered her time planning and participating in activities at a senior living community for the mentally handicapped. Prior to working for Certified Care Management, Nina worked at St. Louis Children ’s hospital as a Patient Care Technician where she completed all of the necessary training and certifications required to tend to patients suffering physical and emotional traumas.
Nina ’s practical experience and on the job training lends itself well to working with the other care managers on the team. She works in direct support of clients by using her positive energy, and skill sets. Nina prioritizes working in the field to stay current as well as gain new knowledge of the healthcare industry.
In her free time you can find Nina perfecting her cooking skills or walking in South City with her rescue beagle Tina and her boyfriend Tommy.
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 24 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 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. Karen graduated from Hickey School and has 30+ years of experience in the field of administration. She assists with day-to-day operations for the firm, as well as in direct service to our clients with bill paying and organization services and payroll.
Karen has been employed as Office Manager at Great Rivers Habitat Alliance for the past 14 years and works part-time as an Administrative Assistant at the Delta Gamma Center for the Visually Impaired. Previously she was the Special Events Coordinator at The Busch Family Estate from 2014-2018. Karen is also proficient in American Sign Language. Karen and her husband just celebrated 30 years of marriage and have one child, who lives in the St. Louis area.
Meet our CCM Mascot! His name is Cooper, he’s a happy 5 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!