Senior Care Partners, Directors, and Administrators
Joseph D’Ambrosio, MD, DMD – Chair
Accreditation Field Representative – Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Dr. D’Ambrosio is a Massachusetts native who completed his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University. He returned to New England after college and obtained both his dental and medical degrees from Boston University. He practiced dentistry for over a decade, including a period as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service.
With a strong interest in preventive care, Dr. D’Ambrosio eventually returned to medicine and completed his combined internal medicine-pediatrics training at Baylor Affiliated Programs in Houston, Texas. After his residency, Dr. D’Ambrosio joined a combined internal medicine and pediatrics practice in Florida, during which time he served as a community faculty member at the University of South Florida School of Medicine.
In 2005, he returned to academic medicine and accepted a full-time teaching position at what was then Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies (MSU/KCMS). He served for 10 years as both the combined medicine-pediatrics and transitional year program director, and was an integral member of the leadership team that transitioned MSU/KCMS to the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
With the evolution of the new medical school, Dr. D’Ambrosio assumed the role of Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, a position he held until joining the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Field Staff. As a member of the AAMC Group on Resident Affairs, Dr. D’Ambrosio completed the Medical Education Leadership Development Course. He is currently board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. D’Ambrosio officially joined the ACGME Field Staff Representatives in March 2019.
Erin Majka - Vice Chair
Erin Majka concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and long term care planning. Erin graduated from DePaul University College of Law (magna cum laude and Order of the Coif). Before attending law school, she graduated from DePauw University, which is located in Greencastle, Indiana. She is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Michigan. After law school, Erin was an attorney with a firm in Chicago for eleven years before moving home to Michigan.
Erin is a board member for both the Hospital Hospitality House of Southwest Michigan, located in Kalamazoo and Senior Care Partners P.A.C.E – Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), located in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. She is also a member of the Junior League of Kalamazoo. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as reading and volunteering.
Abby A. Green, CPA – Treasurer
Abby Green, CPA is the Finance Director at Battle Creek Community Foundation where she is responsible for financial management and reporting for all Battle Creek Community Foundation operations and subsidiaries.
Abby’s focus within the non-profit industry gives her a deep understanding of the complexity of accounting issues non-profits face. As an interim Chief Financial Officer in several types of non-profits, and as a business owner, she has current and specific experience with day-to-day financial management, budgets and forecasts, union contract negotiation and management, investment and risk management, grant administration, and internal control development and oversight.
Educationally, Abby earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University and has been a State of Michigan Certified Public Accountant for over 20 years.
Laura Hamann, MBA - Secretary
Assistant Vice President of Post-Acute and Care Management – Bronson Healthcare Group
Laura Hamann, MBA, is the Assistant Vice President of Post-Acute and Care Management at Bronson Healthcare Group where she gives executive oversight to their skilled nursing facility, Adult Illness Management inpatient and outpatient programs, home care, and durable medical equipment services. She also provides oversight for the care management of twenty-seven primary care practices. Prior to her current position Laura was the Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Bronson Healthcare Group, the Vice President of Lakeview Hospital, and the Executive Director and Administrator of Bronson Healthcare Group.
During her tenure as Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Bronson Healthcare Group, the facility to which she gave oversight received the American College of Healthcare Administrators Silver National Quality Award (2018), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 5 Star Performance Award for seven years, and was listed in the U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Homes for seven consecutive years.
Laura earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Notre Dame. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator through the State of Michigan, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Administrators (FLNHA), and a long standing Health Care Association Board Member and Chair.
Lisa Graves, M.D., CCFP, FCFP
Lisa Graves, M.D., CCFP, FCFP, is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, functioning in both roles since 2016. She has also served on the faculty of McGill University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and the University of Toronto.
Dr. Graves completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Toronto. Additionally, she earned a Masters of Clinical Science from Western University in London, Ontario and received her Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Ottawa. She completed her Residency in Family Medicine and a Fellowship in Maternal and Child Health at McGill University.
Dr. Graves has practiced medicine in Montreal, Toronto and Sudbury, Ontario where she served as a family physician as well as being involved in addiction treatment centers. In addition to her medical practice and teaching positions, she has also served as the Family of Medicine Clerkship Chair at McGill University, Chief of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and is currently a General Member of The Wilson Centre at the University of Toronto. Her clinical, teaching, and research interests include medical education, maternal and child health, and vulnerable populations.
She has been the recipient of the Teaching-Clinical Award of Excellence from the Quebec Medical Association, McGill Faculty of Medicine Honour List for Excellence in Medical Education, Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Association of Medical Education, and Excellence and Teaching Award (Family Medicine) from Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, and holds a Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians (FCFP).
Dr. Graves has served on scores of local, state, national and international committees, has been published in numerous professional publications, and is a sought after speaker.
Kelly McCormick, MBA, BS, RN
Chief Executive Officer – Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
Kelly McCormick, MBA, BS, RN, is the Chief Executive Officer of Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Prior to this position, she served the same organization as the Chief Operating Officer for a number of years where she provided overall direction and provision of the agency’s clinical and operational areas including quality service delivery, strategic planning, business operations, census growth, compliance, and financial oversight. Prior to these positions, she served as Director of the Nursing Resource Team at Borgess Medical Center, Community Relations Officer and Director of Residential Services at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, Marketing Specialist at Borgess Health Alliance and Product Manager in Sales and Marketing at Stryker Medical.
Kelly earned her Registered Nurse Diploma through the Bronson School of Nursing. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), both from Western Michigan University. She is nearing completion of a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Leadership and Management through Walden University where she is a member of the Walden University’s International Nursing Honor Society which recognizes academic achievement and integrity.
In addition to her work responsibilities, Kelly formerly served on the Advisory Committee for the Kalamazoo Community Foundation’s Women’s Education Coalition Grant, is the former Vice-chair of the Public, Community, and Member Relations Committee for the Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Agency, and is a former Editorial Consultant for Home Health Aide Digest. Additionally, she has been a presenter at the Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Agency Conference and has served on several boards and committees in the Kalamazoo area.
Director of the Homecare, Hospice and Wound Care Center at Oaklawn Hospital
Adrienne Solis-Sherman, CHPN, serves as the Director of the Homecare, Hospice and Wound Care Center at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan where she is responsible for all daily operations and fiscal management of three departments, providing leadership to a staff of sixty. With a very diverse background in nursing, she has extensive experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings and has expertise in offering innovative solutions to operational challenges in her field. Educationally, Adrienne earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Spring Arbor University and her Master of Science in Nursing Degree, with a concentration in Health Care Systems Management, from Loyola University of New Orleans. Additionally, she is a Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (CHPN) through the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center. Adrienne is passionate about serving the community and optimizing the quality of life throughout the care continuum.
Director of Operations – Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
Daniel Pontius is the Director of Operations at Senior Services of Southwest Michigan where he leads a staff of over 70 employees and over 500 volunteers within Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Culinary Department at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. In addition to these roles, Daniel also serves the Commodity Supplemental Food Program at Loaves and Fishes, Senior Project Fresh through Senior Services of Southwest Michigan and the Michigan State University Extension, the Restaurant Dining Program through Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, and manages Generations Catering and Home Repair Programs through Senior Services of Southwest Michigan. Prior to these responsibilities he served as the Congregate Nutrition Program Manager for Senior Services of Southwest Michigan.
Educationally, Daniel earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Organizational Development and a Master of Science in Management from Spring Arbor University.
In addition to his work, Daniel serves on the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Culinary Advisory Council, the Bronson Healthy Living Campus Strategy Team, OnePlace Nonprofit Leadership Academy, the Fund Development Committee at Senior Services of Southwest Michigan, and is a Certified ServSafe Instructor and Registered ServSafe Examination Proctor at ServSafe.
Daniel Brauner, MD
Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Daniel Brauner, MD, is a board-certified internist with added specializations in geriatrics, rheumatology, and medical ethics recently recruited as the Chief of the Division of Geriatrics at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
He received a bachelor of science in biology from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and his medical degree from Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. He was a resident and chief resident at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, completed his Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Medicine and Cook County Hospital, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship at the Institute for Humanities and Medicine.
He was a founding member of the section of Geriatrics at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where he practiced rheumatology and geriatrics. He then moved to the University of Chicago, where he concentrated on geriatrics practice and medical ethics, was the director of the Geriatrics fellowship, medical director of its teaching nursing home, co-director of the ethics consultation service, and assistant director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics Center. His research interests include the historical genesis of current standards of care, the evolution of the language of medicine and its influences on care, how cognitive impairment influences care, and issues of access to care.
Dale Chapman, MSN
Post-Op Cardio Care Manager at Ascension Borgess Health
Dale serves as a Post-Op Cardio Care Manager at Ascension Borgess Health, where he is responsible for managing a 46-bed unit and providing leadership to a staff of 95. Dale has extensive experience in nursing and hospital management.
Educationally, Dale earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with high honors from the University of Phoenix and his Master of Science in Nursing, with a concentration in Health Systems Management, from the Loyola University of New Orleans. Dale’s goal is to foster excellence in patient care as a Nurse Leader through education, thus positively influencing the care of more patients than he could as one individual.