Objective

    To gain further knowledge to enable more patients and caregivers facilitate quality care.  Utilize my knowledge in operational efficiencies in a multiple store group. 

April 2010 Vice President of Special Events Whittier Chamber of Commerce

April 2009 Ambassador of the year 2007 - Whittier Chamber of Commerce

April 2008 appointed to the Board of Directors Whittier Chamber of Commerce.

In 2006, received the National Home Health Store of the Year Award from AmerisourceBergen.

Summary

 Over 35 years of retail Medical Equipment experience. Currently, Manager of  Mobül - the home mobility store in Long Beach, California

   In the spring of 2013 , was recruited by  Wayne Slavitt, to develope  and establish Mobül - the home mobility store:  an exciting new HME retail store that will deliver a fresh, new approach to the industry.  Our first store is open in Long Beach, CA 

   One of the really cool things we will have in the Mobül store is a four-room “house”, featuring a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen.  In each of these rooms, we will showcase products our customers can use in their homes to help them stay more mobile.  We feel that the ability to see these improvements first hand will be a great benefit to our customers.

    In addition to our “house”, we will have a very large showroom displaying a substantial variety of products.  Our store totals 5,000 square feet!  We will also be opening Mobül University, where we will regularly conduct classes for our customers. 

   With the future growth of the elderly population, there is a tremendous need for experienced assistance in the Home Health retail & Age in place assistance.

Work History

Work History
2006 - Present

Bartender/Concierge - VIP Club Lounge

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

Large 14 Story Luxurious Hotel near Anaheim Convention Center and Disney Resort Area

Club Concierge Lounge and  Bar and in the Penthouse Suite for preferred club members

May 2008 - Present

Board of Directors

Community Advocates for People's Choice

Appointed to Board of Directors for CAPC 2008 

CAPC's Mission: 

Maximizing the quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities in their home communities.

CAPC, or “Community Advocates for People’s Choice,” provides supported employment, supported living, and community inclusion services for individuals with disabilities. The key strengths of the organization are quality of services in meeting the needs of consumers, community support of the program, and the self-fulfillment of consumers’ life aspirations. The uniqueness of the program lies in this approach to providing services. All services are consumer-driven, starting with hopes and dreams of the individual and the development of an individualized service plan.

Jun 2013 - Present

Manager

Mobül, LLC the home mobility store

Mobül is an exciting new HME retail store that will deliver a fresh, new approach to the industry.  Our first store is open in Long Beach, CA in a month or two.

   One of the really cool things we will have in the Mobül store is a four-room “house”, featuring a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen.  In each of these rooms, we will showcase products our customers can use in their homes to help them stay more mobile.  We feel that the ability to see these improvements first hand will be a great benefit to our customers.

    In addition to our “house”, we will have a very large showroom displaying a substantial variety of products.  Our store totals 5,000 square feet!  We will also be opening Mobül University, where we will regularly conduct classes for our customers. 

    I am very excited about Mobül.  Wayne Slavitt, President and CEO of Mobül, developed the Mobül concept and asked me to be part of the initial rollout. 

2005 - 2013

Director of Home Health

Bright Plaza Pharmacy - Bright Plaza Home Medical Equipment

Full service 3000 square feet Pharmacy with large Home Medical Equipment department incuding:

 Hospital Beds – Patient Room Accessories - Lift Chairs - Commodes – Oxygen Supplies – Mobility Products Sales & Rentals - Scooters – Wheelchairs – Transport Chair -Walkers - Rollators - Ramps - Lifts - Sport & Professional Orthopedic Braces and  Supports - Vascular support Hosiery - Gauntlets & Arm Sleeves – Breast Feeding Pumps & Supplies – Maternity Dept– Home diagnostics – Sport & Professional Orthopedic Braces and Supports -Diabetic Supplies– Ostomy – Foot Care

Full line drug sundries and Small Comfortable Coffee Bar

Apr 2008 - Oct 2011

Vice President of Special Events - Board of Directors

Whittier Chamber of Commerce

Large Regional Chamber of Commerce for the City of Whittier and surrounding cities.

Thriving and very active chamber in the surrounding geographic area

Business members from the Encompassing the Cities of: Whittier, La Mirada, La Habra, Brea, Santa Fe Springs, Montebello, and Pico Rivera.

1994 - 2005

Chain Merchandise Manager / Home Health Operations Manager

Horton and Converse Pharmacies Since 1917

For 90 years, Horton & Converse has sustained itself as a chain of premier pharmacies in the Los Angeles area by providing our customers with excellent service and products.

They are conveniently located at the medical center buildings and hospitals.

During my time there was responsible for all departments of between 15-23 stores.  From 1000-3000 Sq ft size stores managed all Departments, OTC, Home Health, Giftware, and Candy.  I was instrumental in the design and implementation for the only Pharmacy in South Coast Plaza. 

In addition to prescription and over-the-counter drugs, they specialize in home medical equipment and supplies.

1987 - 2005

Wedding - Event Coordinator

The Garden Room Banquet Room and Chapel

The Garden Room is by far Orange County's premier banquet facility with an on site kitchen, event cake bakery, florist, chapel, pond, gazebo, and much more

1991 - 1994

Pharmacy Technician and Giftware Buyer

Friendly Hills Pharmacy, Bright Plaza Pharmacy

At the time, Busy 1000 square pharmacy adjacent to 5 story medical building

Full service pharmacy with condensed comprehensive drug sundries, candy and snack depts.   

Education

Education
1981 - Present

Home Health Equipment Training

Specialized training from Industry Leading Mediare/Medi-cal business consultants/experts.

Community Relations

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2008 - Present

Electric Wheelchairs, Scooters, Silver Star Lifts

Pride Mobility
Jun 1993 - Present

Pharmacy Tech License

State of California
1994 - Present

Retail and Custom Compression Fitting

Jobst, MediVein and Juzo Compression Therapy Companies
1994 - Present

Orthopedic Fitting Certificate

Freeman Orthopedic Company
Jul 2005 - Present

Professional Bartending Management

North Orange Co Community College District
Oct 2003 - Present

Billing Boot Camp - JB & C

VGM Member Service Organization
Jul 1999 - Present

Ostomy Care In Our Changing Healthcare Environment

ConvaTec a Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company
May 2009 - Present

PMD Documentation: Striving for the Perfect Claim

RST ce
May 2009 - Present

Diabetes Education & Referral Marketing DME Accreditation Training

HD Smith
Jul 2009 - Present

Oxygen Certification - Devilbis Inc

Sunrise - Devilbis Inc