Deena Balogh, Aging Life Care™ Manger, CMC,
Registered Professional Guardian
Deena founded Silver Wings Care Management (formerly Deena Balogh & Associates, LLC) after working as a professional guardian for the Sixth Judicial Circuit (Pinellas and Pasco Counties). Deena identified a pressing need for complex-case care management and healthcare advocacy and discovered she has the aptitude, unique expertise, and compassion for this specialty. Skills and experience Deena gained over a lifetime of working in healthcare and business development have provided the unique skills needed for this challenging field.
Deena’s previous experience includes:
- Founder and owner of Avalon Inc., a health care corporation employing 600 people throughout the USA. Avalon performed laboratory studies, clinical trials, and trained health care professionals.
- Johnson & Johnson, Inc. – Lifescan / Professional Representative: Planned and directed sales and support functions for clinical and consumer use of medical products and devices. Coordinated and performed nurse in service training and certification programs.
- Financial experience and a history of holding highly responsible positions: Served as Manager and Officer for C Corp., and served as Treasurer and Consultant for two 501(c) 3 Non-Profits.
Deena has BS in Business Administration from Connecticut State University and graduated with multiple honors. Her professional memberships and leadership experience include the following:
- Bonded Professional Guardian
- Care Manager Certified (CMC)
- Member of the Aging Life Care Association
- Member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers
- Member of the National Guardianship Association
- Former Vice President Pasco Guardianship Council
- Former Board Member Guardian Association of Pinellas County
- Certified Hospice Volunteer
- Classically trained level II Reiki Practitioner.
Michael C. Hogg – President, International Care Manager, Travel Logistics Specialist
Michael Hogg came to Silver Wings Care Management after nearly 20 years of service to state and local government. Michael held a variety of Information Technology and data security positions for the City of Dunedin, Florida Department of Revenue, the Office of the State Attorney, and Hillsborough County Government Board of County Commissioners.
The last ten years of Michael’s public sector career were devoted to developing an Information Security Management Program for Hillsborough County with an emphasis on Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance. As Operational Services Security Manager, Michael led a team of information security professionals that implemented technical, administrative, and physical security controls, and related Policies and Procedures that collectively protect privileged data and demonstrate compliance to HIPAA and other State and Federal requirements and regulations.
In addition to having been a registered Professional Guardian, Michael holds many Information Security credentials including: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Comptia Security+, and Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).
Michael is active in a number of professional organizations including: Infragard (FBI / private sector organization), Toastmasters, Board Member Brewster Technical Academy (Curriculum Oversight), and ISACA (Worldwide association of IS professionals dedicated to the audit, control, and security of information systems).
Chad White – Personal Trainer
Chad received his certification of Personal Training in 2008 and in 2009 he received his certification for Performance Enhancement. Since then he has been fortunate to work with clients with varying needs: everything from weight loss to weight gain, balance, correctional exercises for knee and shoulder rehabilitation, hip replacement, fibromyalgia, severe scoliosis, postural imbalances, and stroke patients. Chad brought aquatic training to our geriatric clients in 2011. His approach to water training has had a very refreshing and rewarding effect on the clients he works with, and he has trained every age from 8 to his most experienced client who is 97 years young.
Regardless of age or limitations, Chad’s goal is to motivate, educate, and create excitement for what he believes is the most beneficial change you can make for a “healthy and happy life”. Now in his late 40’s, he has never been in better shape and he loves the opportunity to share his knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm with others.
- National Association of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer
- National Association of Sports Medicine – Performance Enhancement Specialist for Athletic Training
- Wellness Institute – Kinesis Certified (Functional Exercise Training Progression)
- Apex Fitness Authorized Bodybugg Practitioner
- Apex Nutrition Certified
- Heartsaver CPR & AED Certified
- Red Cross Lifeguard Certified
- World Paddling Association Certified
- Biolife Certified Senior Specialist
- Hypertrophy & Strength Training
- Geriatric Personal Training and Health
- Neuromuscular Stabilization
- Body Shaping & Toning
- Weight Loss Management
Marco Rimanelli, Ph.D. – Cultural Consultant / Translation Services
University Professor, Administration & U.S. Government.
Winner of the 2013-14 U.S. Fulbright Chair on European Security. Summer Consultant on International affairs and communications for Deena Balogh Assoc.
NATO, Europe, France, Italy, U.S. Security/Foreign Policy, Peacekeeping, European Union (E.U.), United Nations (U.N.) & Arms Control.
Since January 1993, Marco Rimanelli Ph.D. has worked at SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A., where he is Full-Professor in European Affairs, International Security & U.S. Foreign Policy, plus former Director of International Studies B.A. Program. At Saint Leo University he was also Director of Center InterAmerican & World Studies (1996-99 & 2001-09), Director of European Summer Study-Abroad (2001-10) & Co-Chair of Faculty Colloquium (2005-07).
Professor Marco Rimanelli holds 6 degrees (Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University-SAIS) and published 6/7 books, including: NATO & International Security Organizations: Historical Dictionary (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009, p.987), plus 4 chapters (1/7th of book) in Hall Gardner, Ed., Ashgate Research Companion to War (London: Ashgate, March 2012). Previously, he also served in the U.S. government as Scholar-in-Residence/Senior Analyst on NATO-European Security & Iraq Crimes on the U.S. INTER-AGENCY (STATE DEPARTMENT, CIA & PENTAGON, 1999-2001) and on U.S./NATO-USSR/Russian nuclear arms control at the U.S. Arms Control & Disarmament Agency/State Department (1990-92).
During his 2004-05 Sabbatical he was appointed by the French Prime Minister as First Continental U.S. Fellow in International Security to FRANCE’S WAR COLLEGE/Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale-École Militaire, Paris, and also Chair Inter-Committee B on “Failed-States & Civil-Military Intervention
Angela Mathieu – CMC Lead Care Manager / Social Worker
Angela has joined Silver Wings Care Management as Lead Care Manager following her eighteen years of experience in the field of human services and health care. Angela is a CMC (Care Manager Certified).
Most recently, Angela has served as the Director of Social Services for a predominantly psychiatric based nursing facility where she specialized in the areas of psychiatric conditions related to aging, behavior management, family support, crisis intervention, transitional preparation and Medicaid planning. Her prior experience included 13 years as a Program Manager and Behavioral Specialist specific to adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health considerations.
Throughout her career, Angela has been known for her problem solving skills, empathetic nature and passion for helping others. The highlights of many years in human services have been developing and assisting in the creation of a sensory and therapeutic based rehabilitation program, coaching and participating in unified Special Olympics sports, and providing emergency respite care to those in crisis situations.
Angela is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. She is certified as a Sexuality Educator, CMC (Care Manager Certified) and is certified as an instructor for Applied Non-Violence (ANV) and Responding to Violent Behavior (RVB) training.
Kelly Irish / Operations Manager
Kelly began her career in Health Care over 15 years ago. Throughout her career she has served in numerous positions including Consultant, Business Director, and CORE certified Executive Director in Assisted Living Facilities around Florida. She has also served as the Vice President of Meals on Wheels, as board member of Mainstream Zephyrhills, as well as an Ambassador for the local Chamber of Commerce. She became nationally certified as a CPR instructor, and is a Florida certificate Alzheimer Trainer.
Kelly brings a unique understanding of the Florida Assisted Living programs to Silver Wings Care Management. She has cared for of her own family members in facilities she has managed. She likes to explain it by saying “I have sat on both sides of the ‘desk’. I understand the grief and loss that family experiences, the needs of the resident, as well as the rights afforded them by the State of Florida. I also understand the constraints of the ALF, and how they can best serve the client.” Her favorite part of her job has always been the relationship she has nurtured with the client and their family members.
Approximately 10 years ago, Kelly was faced with a resident who had been financially exploited. She reached out to the healthcare community for advice, and was introduced to the services of Silver Wings Care management. The rest is history!
In addition to healthcare, Kelly is passionate about animal welfare. She became certified as an Animal Control Officer, and over the years has rescued and re-homed dozens of pets including dogs, birds, and reptiles. She has also opened her home to Hospice pets, for a safe and peaceful place to go for the end stages of their life.
She currently has 4 dogs of her own, who are undergoing the certification to become therapy dogs at Moffit Cancer Center.
Lisa Shultz / Travel Logistics Coordinator / Office Assistant
Lisa came to Silver Wings after caring for her parents and raising her own family. She has spent recent years working with the elderly and disabled learning about Aging Life Care Management. Lisa has a indispensible part of our team.