Clinical Staff Assignments
Jaliah Parks, RN
Graduated from the University of Rhode Island with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She has worked in skilled nursing, post-acute rehabilitation, and home care settings. She enjoys spending time with her family.
Leslie Rodgers MS, OTR/L
I graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 1994 with my MS in Occupational Therapy and have since practiced in many settings. I love Home Health because of the autonomy and the ability to address real life situations with patients in their own environment. I feel this captures a more realistic view of their abilities. I have a family of Fur Children, 2 cats and 2 dogs. I am a Pug lover, have rescued many, and currently have Tinka, who is about to turn 8, as well as an English Bulldog Tank, about to turn 9. I was born in Akron, but my father moved us to Columbus IN following his graduation from Kent State. I grew up there, and spent much of my adulthood following Grad school in Indy, but relocated back to OH to be near family. I live in Kent, and am very excited to be a part of the Advantage Team!
Keri Gerstenslager, OT (for TOWNPARK)
I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Health Science/Community Health. I have a Masters of Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Ohio. I have been a practicing OTR for 18 years and have experience working in home health, rehab, transitional care, outpatient, long term care, acute care, and skilled nursing. I have a husband and 3 children and all of my spare time is spent running my kids around to different activities and chasing my 2 dogs around!
Excellence in Clinical Supervision
Given the fact that our management team are clinicians first, we are proactive in establishing new clinical programs. In addition, we strive to have highly certified clinicians and we are committed to offer our clinicians incentives to advance certification such as wound, ostomy and continence nurse (WOCN), behavioral health, and certified registered nurse infusion (CRNI). Furthermore, all of our clinicians have 24/7 access to online continuing education units (CEU) for their licensure as well as advancing knowledge in their field.
We believe that the “real time” communication among disciplines assists with better patient care and patient satisfaction. In addition to communicating via our web-based EMR system and interagency communication programs, we have regular all-employee staff meetings to discuss patient care in groups with all health care disciplines present. This way, our patients’ get a “holistic” review by specialists in their fields.