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Staff Profile: Anneliese Perry, MS, Senior Quality Improvement Specialist
Anneliese Perry began her career working with young
"I volunteered to work with a
Perry shifted career
She then became a nursing home administrator in
"While an administrator, I was introduced to Teepa Snow, a nationally recognized dementia expert. Perry said." She piloted much of her work at our organization. That lead me to focus on ensuring all residents had the same opportunities and supports, including our residents living with dementia."
Shortly after, though, she was impacted as a family. "My grandma lived with vascular
In 2014, Perry joined the Jewish Healthcare Foundation, initially supporting the RAVEN Initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations using evidence-based interventions for nursing facility residents. As a senior quality improvement specialist, she and colleague Stacie Bonenberger co-coordinate the statewide program Dementia Friends Pennsylvania, part of an international movement to raise awareness and combat the stigma of dementia. She is also an active member of the Dementia-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh
Other JHF work includes Senior Connections charettes, the upcoming "GRAN" intergenerational reading program, and educating community health workers.
"Working at JHF has allowed me to step out of my long-term care silo and experience the entire healthcare continuum. The field of aging is ripe with opportunity and I enjoy being able to work on initiatives bringing innovative change to our area."
Perry recently returned from a two-day "Deep Dive" event of National Emerging Leadership Summit for Health and Aging Services Executives. She was one of just 12 of the organization's 270 alumni – and the only one from Pennsylvania -- invited to the special event to connect and strategize with other emerging health care leaders to innovate the future of the health and aging services executive profession.
Perry earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Westminster College, as well as a certification in Ethics and Compliance Management from St. Louis University. She and her husband, Josh, live in Moon Township with son Josef, 6; daughter Norah, 3 and a Lab named Jack.