True Review Expert Panel (Updated: November 2023)
Jared Bane, LNHA, MBA, CDP
Jared Bane, Founder and Principle at True Review, is a distinguished executive known for his strategic leadership in operational management. His impressive career includes managing multiple facilities, with responsibilities for over 100 beds, a staff of 300, and budget oversight exceeding $20 million. Jared specializes in organizational restructuring, cultural development, customer service enhancement, regulatory adherence, and person-centered care outcomes. He has a proven ability to cultivate high-caliber leadership teams aligned with the company’s vision and values. With more than three years of expert witness service, Jared's unblemished record stands as a testament to his expertise.
Ronald Nelson Rosen, MD, CMD
Dr. Ronald Rosen, MD, CMD, is a distinguished medical expert specializing in Family Practice, Geriatrics, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. With a solid educational foundation, including a B.S. in Biology and an M.D. from respected institutions, Dr. Rosen possesses board certifications in Family Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. He is also a Certified Medical Director by the American Medical Directors Association. Dr. Rosen's professional affiliations include membership in prominent medical societies and an extensive career history. He has provided comprehensive medical care across various settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, and private practices. Dr. Rosen has held vital positions, serving as a medical director for Brudnick Center for Living and Lynn Home for Elderly Persons. He is actively associated with Salem Hospital, contributing his expertise to Family Medicine for over three decades. Additionally, he plays a crucial role as the Medical Team Manager for FEMA's Massachusetts Task Force 1, focusing on Urban Search and Rescue. Dr. Rosen's wealth of experience and diverse medical knowledge makes him an invaluable expert witness for cases related to Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, and nursing home care.
Tammy Starion, LNHA, RN
Tammy Starion, LNHA, RN, is an accomplished healthcare professional and certified wound nurse with over a decade of experience as a Director of Nursing. Tammy became a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in 2022 and has gained invaluable experience in all aspect of skilled nursing operations. She has a proven track record of success in her leadership roles within CMS Five-Star rated Skilled Nursing Facilities and successful mitigation of CMS/DPH regulatory citations through her intimate regulatory knowledge. Tammy's expertise extends to clinical leadership, ensuring high-quality care and compliance with industry standards in senior care settings. Her comprehensive experience also encompasses AcuteCare/ICU environments. Tammy has demonstrated her ability to navigate complex healthcare challenges, notably during the COVID-19 Pandemic, where she successfully led clinical services and maintained stringent compliance standards within her facility. Her wealth of knowledge and experience positions her as a valuable expert witness in cases involving nursing home administration, clinical leadership, quality care, and compliance in the senior care sector. With a strong foundation in both nursing and administration, Tammy Starion is well-equipped to provide essential insights and expert opinions in legal matters pertaining to these areas.
Lisa Rydzewski, RN, Regulatory Expert, Former Supervisor for CMS Re-Certification Surveying Unit for MA DPH
Lisa Rydzewski is a distinguished expert in CMS regulatory compliance and Infection Control with a strong nursing leadership background. As a former Lead DPH Surveyor for the state of Massachusetts, she possesses invaluable insights into regulatory standards and compliance. With her extensive knowledge and experience, Lisa is well-equipped to provide critical expertise on matters related to CMS regulations and nursing practices. Her background and expertise make her a highly qualified expert witness in cases involving healthcare regulatory compliance and nursing standards.
Edward J. Stewart, LNHA, FACHCA
Edward Stewart is a highly accomplished and experienced professional in healthcare administration. He has an eight-year track record of leading skilled nursing facilities with a bed capacity of up to 144 beds, maintaining a 5-Star rating for one facility over six years. Edward also earned an AHCA Silver Award for Quality in 2017 and effectively led a $16 million renovation from 2015 to 2017. He played a pivotal role in his career, leading challenging transformations at Healthbridge Management Company and Kindred Healthcare, achieving goals, and reducing staff turnover. His expertise includes leadership development, team building, project management, regulatory oversight, and quality improvement. Edward's qualifications and extensive experience make him an invaluable expert witness in healthcare administration, offering insights and support for legal matters related to long-term care facilities and skilled nursing operations.
Robert D. Zitsman, LNHA, MBA, NHA
Robert Zitsman, MBA, NHA, is a healthcare administrator in San Diego, CA offering over 35 years of experience in promoting evidence-based patient care and compliance with CMS regulations. With a rich background spanning critical care to long-term care, he has overseen various healthcare settings, from skilled nursing facilities to retirement communities. Throughout his career, Robert has consistently achieved substantial compliance during over two decades of CMS surveys. His previous roles include Administrator at Community Memorial Hospital-Ojai's Continuing Care Center and positions at Escondido Post Acute Rehab, GlenBrook Health Center, and Palomar Heights Post-Acute Rehab, where he significantly improved facility performance. Robert also served as the Interim Director, Case Management & Social Work at Sharp Memorial Hospital, successfully implementing patient flow improvements. His expertise, from quality improvement to census development, makes him a valuable resource in healthcare administration and compliance matters. Robert holds an M.B.A. from Wright State University and is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in California. His extensive experience makes him a highly qualified professional in the field, ready to provide expert insights and guidance for your case.
Linda Brooke, LNHA, RN
Linda Brooke is a seasoned professional with over 25 years in long-term care and assisted living, licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and recognized as a Fellow by the American College of Healthcare Administrators. Her multifaceted background spans nursing, social work, and EMT services. Linda has held significant positions, including Director of Nursing Services and Executive Director. Her adeptness in chart auditing and regulatory compliance underlines her deep understanding of healthcare intricacies, making her an asset in legal defenses for nursing home cases.
David McCray, MPA, MHA, LNHA, LALD, RAC-CT
David McCray is a formidable healthcare administrator with a proven track record across various long-term care settings. As an Administrator at The Terrace at Crystal, David's skills in fiscal management, operational strategy, and maintaining stakeholder relationships are exemplary. His previous roles have showcased his strategic foresight and commitment to compliance and policy development. David's comprehensive education and licensure profile position him as a well-rounded expert, offering critical insights in legal cases concerning nursing home administration. Theresa Halliday-Burri, Senior Care Sales/Admissions Standards Theresa Halliday-Burri, with over 30 years of sales leadership in healthcare, has been instrumental in business development, strategy, and market expansion at Legacy Lifecare/Chelsea Jewish Lifecare. Her expertise in senior account management, strategic negotiations, and long-term sales strategies has been pivotal in her roles, including VP of Business Development at Aviv Centers for Living. Theresa is known for her operational support, strategic affiliations, and achieving ambitious sales targets, rendering her expertise invaluable in legal cases pertaining to healthcare business development.