Both Therapeutic Recreation and Trisha are essential to Brandermill Woods. Originally, Trisha was a dining room hostess and concierge before demonstrating impressive skill managing volunteers as well as daily activities for The Haven, The Chesterfield, The Holly Inn, and the Beauty Salon. The coordinator for Resident Services, Resident Assessments, and Resident and Family Care Plans, Trisha is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. In addition, she oversees three monthly newsletters, the Therapeutic Recreation staff, and Community Activities, while also contributing to the Minimum Data Set (SigmaCare) program. She also assists the Administrator and Admissions Coordinator with The Health Care Community tours and daily census issues. Trisha attended Ferrum College, where she earned an Associate Degree in Science.
Her daughter, Stefania, has followed her mother’s footsteps into healthcare as does her stepdaughter, Laura, while her stepson, Stephen, attends J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. In addition to keeping up with them, her dog, and her cat, Trisha also loves to read, cook, take motorcycle tours, and go to the beach.