Our Staff - Employee Directory

Glennda
President

Glennda has been a case manager for over 35 years and is currently the President of OCS.  Her wealth of knowledge and experience make her an expert in her field.  Coordination of care and streamlining the process are her specialties.  She is able to travel within our entire coverage area, by request, to accommodate your claimants.

Coverage Area:

  • Bay City, Saginaw, Flint & Lansing

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Psychology – Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (R.N.) – Delta College, Saginaw, MI
  • Certified case manager for the Department of Labor – District 9: Cleveland (OH/MI/IN)

License/Certificate:

  • Registered Nurse – State of Michigan  ID #4704111874
  • Certified Case Manager – CCMC #4205272

Experience:

  • Auto no-fault and workers’ compensation, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries & chronic pain
  • Adaptive equipment, assistive technology & home modifications
  • Presenting at seminars and conferences
  • Consulting on health care and cost containment
  • Expert Witness in nursing, healthcare & case management with Forensis Group, Inc

Affiliations:

  • Michigan Association of Rehab Professionals – past State Chapter President
  • Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)- Detroit branch member
  • Rehabilitation and Insurance Nursing Council (RINC)- member
  • Capital Area Case Management Council (CACMC)– member
  • Stevens Center for Family Business (SCFB) – member
Nichole
Owner

Nichole started her career in the case management arena as an intern while attending Michigan State University and then as a marketing account executive.  She then went on to complete her Masters in Occupational Therapy.  She opened OCS for business in order to assist claimants in the State of Michigan and surrounding regional areas with their case management and occupational therapy needs.  Nichole is a case manager who also conducts OT assessments and home evaluations.

Coverage Area:

  • Northern & Lower Michigan
  • Florida

Education:

  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy – Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI
  • Bachelors of Arts – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Specialized research study in Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
  • CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist)
  • Continuing Education courses in Home Modification and Accessibility

Licenses/Certification:

  • Occupational Therapist Registered OTR – NBCOT #249035
  • State of Michigan Registered Occupational Therapist – License # 5201007581
  • State of Florida Registered Occupational Therapist – License # OT 20068
  • Certified Case Manager – CCMC #4205386
  • CAPS I & II – NAHB certificate

Experience: 

  • Case Management
  • Home Evaluations/Modifications
  • Adaptive Equipment/Attendant Care Assessment
  • Vast experience assisting patients with traumatic brain injuries, orthopedic injuries, amputations and spinal cord injuries.

Affiliations:

·  American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
·  Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)
·  Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF)
·  Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
·  Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MiOTA)
·  Florida Occupational Therapy Association (FOTA)
·  Women in Leadership Great Lakes Bay Region

 

·  Jacksonville Claims Association
·  Aging Life Care Association (ALCA)
·  Saginaw Area Catholic Schools -Volunteer
·  Stevens Center for Family Business – Member
·  Mid-Michigan Gymnastics Booster Club – Secretary
·  Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region
·  Assoc. of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals

 

Case Manager & Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

Marcia is a Medical Case Manager, Vocational Counselor and Brain Injury Specialist with over 17 years of experience in the case management field.  She recently became an Aging Life Care Professional, a guide, advocate and resource specialist assisting individuals caring for an older relatives or disabled adults. Marcia resides in Manistique in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Coverage Area:

  • Upper Peninsula
  • Northern Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM) pending

Licensee/Certificate:

  • Certified Brain Injury Specialist – ACBIS #4158

Experience:

  • Medical case management
  • Vocational counseling in the public sector
  • Publications

Affiliations:

  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • Aging Life Care Association
  • Suprior Health Partners – Board of Directors
  • Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital – Board of Trustees
Case Manager & Occupational Therapist

Dione has worked in the healthcare field for 20 years as an occupational therapist.  She has extensive experience working with patients that have neurological, physical and cognitive impairments.  She is excellent in completing home assessments and interventions to increases levels of independence for her clients.  Her experience has given her the opportunity to collaborate on many interdisciplinary teams.

Coverage Area:

  • Metro Detroit Area

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy – Saginaw Valley State University – Honor Graduate

License/Certificate:

  • Occupational Therapist Registered OTR /L – NBCOT # 1016600

Experience: 

  • Occupational therapy
  • Home evaluations/modifications
  • ADLs and family/caregiver training in the home
  • Increasing individual’s independence within their home setting

Affiliations:

  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA)
  • Saginaw Valley Adjusters Association (SVAA)
Case Manager

Nicole has fourteen years of experience as an educator and nurse.  She currently teaches in the healthcare field and has also taught science and technology to 6th grade students and employees in the field of education.  She created and implemented the individualized education program (IEP) for injured students at her school.  She has made a change in careers because she has a passion to help people and she is excited to do that through case management.  Nicole is extremely hard working, energetic and has great personal relations skills.

Coverage Area:

  • Western & Southwest, MI

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Masters in Science Education – Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

License/Certificate:

  • Registered Nurse – State of Michigan  ID # 4704316918

Experience:  

  • Client care coordination
  • Coordination of IEP’s in school to facilitate injured students to receive all needed therapies
  • Mentoring Michigan State University education students
  • Utilization of latest technologies to assist recovering patients

Affiliations:

  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • Capital Area Case Management Council (CACMC)– member
Case Manager

Christina has over 17 years of experienced in the field of health care. Her expertise is occupational health and workers compensation; she received her workers’ compensation certification from Michigan State University. Christina has worked with over 800 companies and corporation managing their employee’s workers compensation claims.  Her network of occupational resources and hands on approach to each claim has gained the trust of many employers. Christina advocates for her clients and customers, focusing on providing both effective care while containing cost.

 Coverage Area:

  • Detroit Metropolitan Area

Education:

  • Certified Workers’ Compensation Case Manager – Michigan State Univeresity, Lansing, MI
  • Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Administration Management – University of Michigan, Flint, MI
  • Associate in a Science – Mott Community College, Flint, MI

License/Certificate:

  • Certified Workers’ Compensation Case Manager, 2016

Experience:  

  • Workers’ Compensation Case Management
  • Client care coordination
  • Solid foundation of customer service at various levels (injured worker, adjuster, employer, etc)

Affiliations:

  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • Capital Area Case Management Council (CACMC)– member
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Case Manager

David has worked in the healthcare field as a social worker or nurse since 1993.  His experience in case management and working in hospital settings have prepared him well for his role as a nurse case manager.   He is excited to use the knowledge and resources he has built to help his clients reach their maximum medical improvement.

Coverage Area:

  • Southeast Michigan

Education:

  • Associates Degree in Nursing – St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI
  • Masters of Science – Oakland University, Rochester, MI
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

License/Certificate:

  • Registered Nurse – State of Michigan ID# 4704300797
  • Basic Life Support Certified
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certified

Experience: 

  • Case Management
  • Social Work
  • Exercise physiology
  • Client care coordination

Affiliations:

Capital Area Case Management Council (CACMC)

Case Manager & Occupational Therapist

Amanda has worked in the healthcare field for over 7 years.  She has worked as discharge planner and occupational therapist in skilled nursing and rehabilitation settings.  She is exceptional at evaluating and implementing plan of care for clients with varying level of disabilities. Amanda is also experienced in OT assessments, home evaluations, durable medical equipment and wheelchair evaluations.

Coverage Area:

  • West Michigan
  • Northern Michigan

Education:

  • Masters of Occupational Therapy – Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Bachelors of Health Science – Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Bachelors of Health Professions – Grand Valley State University

License/Certificate:

  • Occupational Therapist Registered OTR /L – NBCOT # 293858
  • Occupational Therapist Licensed 5201008249

Experience: 

  • Rehabilitation techniques
  • Discharge planning
  • In-home evaluations
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration to identify and provide optimal plan of care to clients

Affiliations:

  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MiOTA)
  • American Red Cross
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist

Maureen has over 11 years of vocational case management experience.  She specializes in establishing realistic goals through assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the options and services required to meet an individual’s vocational needs.  Maureen stays actively involved in her client’s return-to-work process.

 Coverage Area:

  • Southeast Michigan

Education:

  • Masters Degree in Education Curriculum and Development – University of Phoenix
  • Masters Program in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • School of Social Work –  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Bachelor of Science in Speech and Audiology – Western MI, Kalamazoo, MI

Experience: 

  • Vocational assessment/evaluations
  • Wage earning capacities/Stokes Evaluations
  • Job analysis
  • Return-To-Work program development
  • Modified duty design and implementation
  • Coordinating services
  • Workers’ compensation, auto no-fault, long term disability & traumatic brain injury

Affiliations:

  • Scott Prison Facility – Volunteer
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • Nutrition/Health/Fitness in School of Education
Medical Bill Review Specialist

Cathy was a Senior Adjuster and internal Nurse Case Manager for 12 years at Frankenmuth Insurance and State Farm. Prior to becoming an adjuster, she served as the Director of Nursing at Huron Woods Nursing Home and as a staff nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital in Saginaw, MI. After retiring from Frankenmuth Insurance in 2009, she came to work for OCS as a medical bill review specialist. She makes a wonderful addition to our team and offers an unparalleled level of experience when it comes to bill review.

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing – Delta College, Saginaw, MI
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM)

Experience:

  • Adjusting and investigating Auto Personal Injury claims for medical, wage loss, replacement services and survivor benefits and setting accurate monetary reserves
  • Reviewing Workers’ Compensation claims in accordance with Michigan Workers’ Compensation Rules and Regulations
  • Audit processing of documented, unrelated charges in addition to reasonable and customary reimbursements

Affiliations:

  • Rehabilitation and Insurance Nursing Council (RINC)
  • Saginaw Valley Adjusters Association (SVAA)
  • Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Chris offers a unique specialty to the field of case management as he himself is a below the knee amputee as a result of a motorcycle accident. He parlays his experience with his career and is an expert in the field of prosthetics. Chris is a licensed RN in both the states of Michigan and Ohio.

Coverage Area:

  • Ohio
  • Indiana
  • Detroit – Metro and Downriver

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

License/Certificate:

  • Prosthetics Certificate – American Board for Orthotics & Prosthetics #RTPOI824
  • BCLS Certified

Experience:

  • Fabrication and fitting of lower extremity prosthetics
  • Complex Automobile and Worker’s Compensation Cases
  • IV/PICC line insertion and maintenance
  • Visiting Nurse: Home Care and Hospice
  • BCLS Certified

Affiliations:

  • American Board of Orthotics and Prosthetics (certified)
  • Toledo Claims Adjuster Association
  • Ft. Wayne Insurance Adjusters Association

Shelly Kinney RN, MSN, CCM, CNLCP

Shelly has worked in the case management arena for nearly 15 years. Her wealth of knowledge coupled with her experience in the field makes her an excellent resource for conducting Medical Cost Projections and Life Care Plans.

Coverage Area:

  • Mid-West Region of the United States

Education:

  • Master of Science in Case Management – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM)
  • Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP)

Experience:

  • Newsletter Editor – American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
  • Publications
  • Life care planning

Affiliations:

  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA) – Past President of Nebraska Chapter
  • American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
  • Reserve Officers Association (ROA), lifetime member

Judy is an independent Nurse Case Manager with many years of experience who handles medical case management files for OCS. Her strengths include initial assessment, planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring & evaluation of rehabilitation plans.

Coverage Area:

  • Western Michigan to Lansing

Education:

  • Master in Administration – University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  • Bachelors in Nursing – Loyola University of Chicago, IL
  • Certified Case Manager (CCM)

Experience:

  • Auto no-fault and workers’ compensation
  • Director of nursing – Arboridge Care Center, Galesburg, MI
  • Staff nurse

Affiliations:

  • Rehabilitation and Insurance Nursing Council (RINC)
  • MidMichigan Adjusters Association
  • Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA) – founding member

Elishia has worked as an occupational therapist for over 10 years.  She specializes in traumatic brain injury and coordinating care across various disciplines.  She excels in completing home, attendant care, durable medical equipment and wheelchair evaluations.

Coverage Area:

  • State of Michigan

Education:

  • Masters in the Science of Occupational Therapy, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI 2005-2008
  • Bachelors in Health Science, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI 2004-2006

License/Certificate:

  • Occupational Therapist Licensed #5201007696

Experience: 

  • Specialized training in NDT, CBIS and aquatic training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Home evaluations/modifications
  • ADLs and family/caregiver training in the home
  • Increasing individual’s independence within their home setting

Affiliations:

  • Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)

Kyle holds a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy.   He has experience in a clinical setting; evaluating clients, building personalized treatment plans and implementing those plans to assist them with meeting their goals.  Kyle has proven himself to be personable, knowledgeable and detail-oriented.

Coverage Area:

  • State of Michigan

Education:

  • Masters in the Science of Occupational Therapy, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI

License/Certificate:

  • Occupational Therapist Licensed #5201010127

Experience: 

  • Occupational therapy
  • Home evaluations
  • Evaluation and customization of treatment plans to meet needs of each client
  • Acquisition and modification of adaptive equipment
  • Increasing individual’s independence within their home setting

Affiliations:

  • Michigan Occupational Therapy Association (MiOTA)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

 

Occupational Therapist

Emily has over 6 years experience as an occupational therapist.  She has knowledge in dealing with clients that have developmental, orthopedic, upper extremity, spinal and neurological impairments.  She is excellent in evaluating, assessing and then coordinating care to allow clients to regain independence where needed.  Emily’s experience has given her the opportunity to collaborate on multidisciplinary teams in many settings.

Coverage Area:

  • Metro Detroit

Education:

  • Masters of Occupational Therapy – Baker College Center for Graduate Studies, Flint, MI
  • Bachelors of Health Science in Occupational Therapy – Baker College, Flint, MI

Licenses/Certification:

  • Occupational Therapist Registered OTR /L – NBCOT # 244984

Experience in: 

  • Occupational therapy
  • Home safety evaluation and modification
  • Evaluations and recommendations on adaptive equipment
  • Increasing individuals independence within their home setting

 Affiliations:

  • Capital Area Case Management Council (CACMC)
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
Director of Operations & Social Security Representative

Amy has worked in customer service, management, sales and education as well as operated her own in home based business.  Amy is very dependable and brings with her exceptional planning, organizational and communication skills.  She is able to adapt to any situation, is very flexible in her schedule and a creative problem solver.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts – Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI
  • Social Security Application Training
    • MACMHB (Michigan Association of Community Health Boards)
    • Law Offices for Social Security Rights
    • TTI (Training & Treatment Innovations – SOAR method)

Certification:

  • Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) – NADR

Experience:

  • SSDI & SSI
  • MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint & MS Access
  • Research & analysis
  • Auditing, cost containment & financial planning
  • New client marketing
  • Social Media

Affiliations:

  • National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
  • Capital Area Case Management Council (CACMC)– member
  • SVSU Alumni Association
Director of Business Development

Jennifer has 15+ years of experience building strong relationships with clients.  She is a highly efficient professional who provides exceptional service in supporting client’s needs.  Her knowledge and experience will assist her in providing the best quality of service to her accounts at every level.

Coverage Area:

  • State of Michigan and the Surrounding Regions

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Experience: 

  • Building partnerships
  • Customer service satisfaction
  • Liaison between accounts and customers
  • Cost containment
  • Public Speaking
  • Event management
  • Advertisement in various mediums: broadcast, print, direct marketing, social media and online
  • Lead identification and acquisition

 Affiliations:

  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)
  • Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
  • Capital Area Case Management Council (CACMC)– member
Administrative Assistant & Social Security Representative

Laura has over 15 years of experience in project management and administrative support.  She is a highly motivated and detail oriented individual with excellent communication skills.  She is committed to delivering the highest level of support to accomplish any task she is challenged with.  Laura is dependable and adaptable and she is driven to achieve results.

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science in Business Administration – Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • NADR – Social Security EDPNA training/test – May 2018
  • Social Security Application Training
    • Law Offices for Social Security Rights
    • SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)– SOAR WORKS training

Certification:

  • Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) – NADR

Experience: 

  • SSDI & SSI
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Requirements Gathering & Needs Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Software

Affiliations:

  • National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
  • Capital Area Case Management Council (CACMC)– member