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:
- 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, Care Manager, Professional Guardian, CISM, CISSP
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 being 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).
Maryam Khazaie – Care Manager
Maryam has been with Silver Wings for over six years as a travel specialist, crisis intervention specialist, care manager, and she is a trained Guardian in the State of Florida.
Maryam’s previous experience includes a career as an English teacher, translator (Farci / English), and she was a licensed travel agent. Her experience as a travel agent and working in foreign countries has afforded her the experience and resources she needs to assist the special needs traveler. Maryam is able to anticipate many of the challenges that may arise with travel.
Prior to travel Maryam will often teach travelers basic language skills and something about the culture of the country being visited. She helps travelers get the most out of their travel experience. She can also assist the client with appropriate packing and help with all the little decisions a traveler must make to insure a fun and stress free adventure. Maryam assures that the needs and desires of the special needs client are addressed and accommodated.
Maryam is currently enrolled at the University of South Florida where she is studying Radiology. Her rotations have been at the VA Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, and Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
Maryam holds a Bachelor Degree in Education and is fluent in Farsi.
When not traveling, Maryam and her husband reside in Tampa. Her husband is the owner of a vintage motorcycle business for the past 10 years. They both share a passion of touring via air, ship, or vintage motorcycle
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