Rose is the Director of Community Care for the Active Lifestyle Community, Franke at Seaside. Rose received her undergraduate degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and began her healthcare career in the late 1980’s as an Administrative and Clinical intern at a CCRC in Chestertown, MD. She has advanced training from the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work in Case Management. After working for the Department of Social Services, Rose relocated to Punxsutawney, PA and assumed the role of Director of Social Services in a critical access hospital where she provided medically related social services to all patients within the hospital setting as well as the recipients of the Hospital based Home Health organization. Rose also was also retained as the Consultant for a local Skilled Care setting. At the same time, she grew the Hospital-based Medicare Certified Home Health business to provide additional service provision in a five county area. Rose also worked at a large regional hospital system while in Western Pennsylvania where she provided direct interventions to clients on the Oncology, Medical/Surgical floors as well as the ER and Chemical Dependency Unit. She was an active part of the Ethics Consortium at the University of Pittsburgh.
With a desire to utilize her skills on a global level, coupled with an understanding of the need for holistic care delivery, Rose relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma to pursue additional training in missiology. Upon completion of that training, Rose spent time in Uganda, East Africa.
Upon relocation to North Carolina, Rose served as the Director of Medical Social Work at a privately owned healthcare continuum for a bedroom community outside of Charlotte for five years. She also provided Home Health Medical Social Work interventions for clients of a hospital based Home Health Agency. For the last ten years, Rose was the Director of Medical Social Work at a large Continuing Care Retirement Community in South Charlotte. Rose is Board Certified in Case Management and has additional training in Disaster Chaplaincy, Citizen’s Emergency Response, as well as Crisis Response. She holds a Master’s in Biblical Studies with an emphasis on leadership from a Judeo-Christian perspective. Rose is currently pursuing additional educational studies.
Rose is passionate about person-centered care, service delivery excellence, advocacy, information and referral as well as healthcare navigation and healthcare consumerism. She is dedicated to the faith based not for profit delivery model of senior care.
Rose enjoys travel, adventure, photography, coastal life as well as time with family and friends. Her motto is Carpe Diem.