Meet the SeniorBridge Marco Island 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
Regional Executive Director
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
Gail is a 30 year resident of Southwest Florida. Her commitment to excellence encompasses all areas of her work as Director of Professional Relations, including strong client advocacy, with particular expertise in service coordination and community relations throughout the Florida area. Prior to SeniorBridge, Gail served as Director of Community Relations at two Naples area specialty assisted living communities. While at Juniper Village at Naples, Gail cultivated and maintained referral sources, planned and executed unique community events, and implemented effective marketing strategies that increased census by 65% in less than 18 months. Among her accomplishments as Director of Community Relations at HaborChase Memory Care, Gail increased traffic into the community while meeting and exceeding goals for new admissions. Gail has a strong service mission in part cultivated as Victim Advocate for the Marco Island Police Department and as Service Coordinator for Full Circle Commu nities. Gail earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University and took graduate level courses at the University of South Florida School of Aging Studies. She is an active member of numerous organizations that serve to benefit senior residents including Naples Interagency Council, Cooperative Associates Marketing Elderly Options (CAMEO), Collier County Medical Managers Association, Florida Council of Aging, and Florida Network of Victim Witness Services. She is also a member of the Education Committee for the Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida, Chair of the Philanthropy Committee for CAMEO, and a past President of the Kiwanis Club of Marco Island.
Sharon McGrath, RN
Sharon joins SeniorBridge with more than 20 years nursing experience. For the past 10 years she served as the Director of Nursing for Preferred Healthmate, Inc. in Brick, New Jersey where she was the home care coordinator and worked with case management to oversee all aspects of patient care from within the home environment. She has extensive experience in care management, patient care assessment and plan implementation. Among her varied experience, she has developed critical care nursing education programs with an emphasis on acute respiratory disorders, she served in hospice as a field nurse working with clients and their families in the home and practiced as a Registered Nurse in a long term care facility. She earned her degree in nursing with high honors from Passaic County Community College in Wayne, New Jersey. Sharon and her family have now relocated to Marco Island, and she has her nursing license in Florida and New Jersey as well as certification as a nurse educator.