Bonnie L. Pernice, MSW, CDP, ACC 

Human Services & Regulatory Consultant

 

Ms. Pernice is from upstate New York. She has been a health care professional for over 30 years, starting out as the Education and Training Coordinator for the State of Florida, creating and providing training to the Miami community on topics such as behavioral management techniques, person-centered care plans, and was the editor and a content contributor for a special project for the governor. 

 

As a former inspector of medically related facilities for the Agency for Health Care (AHCA), Ms. Pernice gained expertise in elder and behavior care services.

Her success stems from her eye for detail, analytical problem solving skills, and the ability to motivate others. For many years she had her own consulting firm on the east coast of Florida; when she moved to the west coast of Florida she joined the RB Health Team and has participated in many successful back-to-compliance projects..

 

Ms. Pernice is a nationally Certified Activities Consultant and has a passion for bringing quality of life to nursing home residents. She is one of approximately 80 persons in the country qualified to instruct the certification process for the National Certification Council for Activities Professionals. She has an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Psychology from the State University of Plattsburg, New York, and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Florida International University. Ms. Pernice has experience in the development of policies and procedures, training programs and long- term care rules, regulations and compliance.


The skills and expertise that Ms. Pernice brings to her position include:

  •     Precision regarding long-term rules & regulations

  •     Expert in human services standards & practices (activities & social services)

  •     Certified Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP) instructor

  •     Proficient Resident Assessment Instrument and process with a human service focus

  •     Strong policy, procedure, systems and training package development

  •     Excellence in Activity Department program development

  •     Detail oriented auditor and master trainer

  •     Expert regarding advance directives

  •     Survey process management

  •     Certified Dementia Professional
     

Ms. Pernice lives in Dunedin, Florida and is enjoying the beaches, museums, parks and shopping that the city offers. She has no children other than her fur baby, Sophie - a sweet Shih Tzu.