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).
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 / Care Manager
Angela has joined Silver Wings Care Management following her eighteen years of experience in the field of human services and health care.
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.
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, and is certified as an instructor for Applied Non-Violence (ANV) and Responding to Violent Behavior (RVB) trainings.
Rebecca Pierre-Odum / Assistant Care Manager
Rebecca is the newest addition to our team. She has been working in the geriatric care field for six years as a home health aide and resident assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in education, and further education in pre-nursing. Rebecca speaks, Haitian creole, and French. Rebecca loves spending time with her family and making a difference in peoples lives.
Lisa Shultz / Assistant Care Manager / 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.