Meet the SeniorBridge Fort Myers Team
Wendy Halloran, RN, BSN
Regional Executive Director
Wendy brings more than 9 years of professional nursing experience to her role as Care Manager and she has a deep commitment for client-centered care and client and family advocacy. Prior to joining SeniorBridge, Wendy served as Clinical Manager at a national Medicare-certified homecare agency where she was responsible for supervising the clinical staff and providing skilled nursing visits to Medicare beneficiaries in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Wendy started her nursing career in the operating room and then made the transition to homecare. Among her career highlights she has worked at a hospital-based homecare agency and then continued her work in homecare at an agency that cared for patients exclusively in Assisted Living Facilities. Wendy earned her Applied Science in Nursing degree from Excelsior College, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Massachusetts and is currently a Masters of Science in Gerontology candidate at University of Massachusetts. Among her accolades, Wendy was nominated in 2011 for a “Partner in Service” award given by the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facility Association, for providing excellent service to Assisted Living Residents. Wendy holds licensure in the states of Florida and Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse.
Dorothy Burns, RN, MSN, MBA, CCM
Director, Florida Operations
Dorothy's diverse background and more than 35 years experience in healthcare and hospital management significantly influence her clinical and operational leadership of SeniorBridge's branches in the coastal communities of central Florida. Prior to joining the SeniorBridge family she served as Vice President of Clinical Operations at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne where she led strategic planning and monitored safety and quality control for surgical, trauma and patient care services. Before her promotion to Vice President, Dorothy was the Director of Patient Care Services and was instrumental in the development of the hospital's Heart Center. She went on to lead an award winning team designing stroke care and organ donation programs. Specializing in critical care, Dorothy's nursing career includes serving as a Nurse Manager in the Intensive Care Unit at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania and more than 12 years as a rehabilitative, home care and long term care nurse. She is an adjunct nursing faculty member at Brevard Community College in Palm Bay and at University of Central Florida in Orlando. Dorothy holds a Master of Science in Nursing with a Clinical Nurse Specialty from Widener University in Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from University of Central Florida. She is licensed by the State of Florida as a Registered Nurse.
Regional Director of Professional Relations
Janice brings more than a decade of healthcare experience to her role as Regional Director of Professional Relations. Her breadth of knowledge includes strategic marketing and planning and budget management. Prior to joining SeniorBridge, Janice served as Senior Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for TJM Properties Senior Living where she was responsible for the oversight of 19 senior living communities, developed strategic marketing plans and advertising campaigns and developed a pilot area outreach program. Another career highlight includes being responsible for the development and maintenance of community census and occupancy as Director of Sales and Marketing at Watermark Retirement Communities. Janice also served multiple positions at Sunrise Senior Living, covering the Philadelphia and Florida markets. Throughout her time there, Janice was responsible for census/occupancy drive as Area Director of Community Relations, trained and mentored new positions in the Philadelphia region as Area Programming/Training Leader and was responsible for daily operations within the Alzheimer’s and dementia neighborhood population as Reminiscence Coordinator. Janice earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Adult Development and Aging from Holy Family University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Director of Professional Relations
Tamara has been a Florida resident for 35 years and brings more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare field, with particular expertise in business development, marketing and sales, to her role as Director of Professional Relations. Prior to joining SeniorBridge, Tamara served as Director of Business Development at Premier Home Health Care where she was responsible for cultivating new relationships with community businesses, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and physicians offices, as well as recognizing the unmet needs of the community and establishing service programs for referrals. Other career highlights include growing external referral sources by more than 50% her first 6 months with the company, being responsible for community events and presentations and educating potential referral sources and patients on Medicare services as Community Liaison for Total Senior Home Health Care. Tamara is an active member of the community and has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and LARC. She is also a member of CAMEO (Cooperative Associates Marketing Elderly Options) Lee County. Tamara earned her Associates in Arts degree from Edison Community College in Fort Myers and studied Nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a Certified Nurses Assistant and holds certifications in phlebotomy, EKG and injection.
Kelly Hubbell, RN
Kelly has a deep commitment of providing client-centered care and advocating for families. Prior to joining SeniorBridge, Kelly served as RN Case Manager at Hope Hospice where she provided bedside care and case management for patients residing in skilled and assisted living facilities. She was also responsible for supervising and facilitating the management of hospice and palliative care provided to clients, conducting employee training and performing wound care. Kelly earned her Associate degree in Nursing from Edison College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Nova Southeastern University. Kelly holds licensure in the state of Florida as a Registered Nurse. She holds certifications for Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support by the American Heart Association.