Our Executive Team

Prime Rehabilitation Service's executive team brings industry expertise and years of experience in therapy, business management, and administration, providing the highest quality of services in their respective fields. They personally visit each facility on a regular basis to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, and the continuation of our patient-centered skilled therapy program.  Our team partners with your facility to provide excellent patient care and positive financial results.


Corporate Management Team

Eli Liebermann, PhD, MBA
President
has over 45 years of executive business experience. He has successfully launched and grown several companies. At Prime Rehabilitation Services he directs business development, contract negotiations, and strategic operations.

Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS
Chief Executive Officer
has over 45 years of physical therapy experience. She is certified as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS) and has focused on advancing the care to the elderly through development of novel programs, publications, and collaborative initiatives.

Tamar Brooks, MSE, MBA
Senior Advisor
has over 17 years of executive experience and has been in charge of the company’s operations since its inception. She has used her expertise in billing systems and methodologies to link quality patient care to positive financial outcomes.

Vanessa Cardenas
Chief Operating Officer
has over 25 years of management experience and joined the management team in 2004. She leverages her experience in client relationships, human resources, and financial methods to guide the operational and billing activities of the company.

Erin L. Berkowsky, OTR/L
Program Director
has over 10 years of Occupational Therapy experience, joined the company in 2006 and was promoted to the management team in 2010. She coordinates company-wide schedules while reviewing staffing levels in accordance with requirements to best adhere to the needs of the facilities

Additional Team Members

Hadas Liebermann, LCSW
Corporate
has over 8 years experience working with the elderly and their caregivers as a social worker.  She assists with marketing, auditing and special projects.

Fran Kocher
Recruiter
has over 30 years background in the medical field, including 15 years of recruitment/scheduling experience and joined the team in 2008. She coordinates all aspects in sourcing the most qualified therapists.

Veola Fuchs
Operations Coordinator
has over 25 years experience in office operations and joined the team in 2011. She assists in overall operations and the daily activities of the corporate office.

Facility Team

Our therapists are passionate about treating the elderly and providing encouragement and support for residents to help them achieve their highest level of independence. They develop lasting relationships with the residents, their family members, and facility staff. Being actively involved in decisions about resident care and discharge planning, our therapists work in a team environment under the guidance of an experienced director, minimizing their administrative responsibilities and maximizing their quality care time.

Director of Rehabilitation ― The director of rehabilitation at each facility oversees the daily operations of the program and also attends facility meetings, schedules patient care, communicates with the facility administration, and ensures that the patients receive the best care possible. Additional responsibilities include billing, care plan meetings, coordinating CMI with the MDS Coordinator, and in-service scheduling.

Physical Therapists and Physical Therapists Assistants ― Our Physical Therapists strive to improve the resident's quality of life by providing hands-on treatment toward functional independence, as well as providing attention, encouragement, and education to the resident and their caregiver. Our patient evaluations use functional standardized tests, and our treatments use the latest evidence based practice to implement the best skilled care.

Physical Therapy is one component of the rehabilitation program at Prime Rehabilitation Services. Our treatment goals are designed to allow the patient to regain their prior level of function after an injury or a decline.

Physical therapists provide skilled care to improve the patient's ambulation, balance, strength, transfer ability, and mobility. They assess the need for specialized equipment and provide modalities to help in pain reduction and wound management. Physical Therapy treatments address orthopedic, neurological, cardiac, pulmonary and vascular care, as well as wound care. Recovery is enhanced by the use of electrical stimulation, ultrasound, moist heat, and other modalities as specified by the physician. Upon discharge from therapy, restorative programs are established with the nursing staff or family members to ensure quality care continuity.

Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants ― Our Occupational Therapists focus on functional treatment, strategies to enhance the resident's independence and quality of life.

Occupational Therapy is an integral part of the rehabilitation at Prime Rehabilitation Services. Occupational Therapy focuses on the patient's ability to perform with the highest level of independence in the activities of daily living (ADL). We guide the patients and their families in developing compensatory techniques for preserving the highest level of function to enhance quality of life.

Occupational therapists provide skilled care to improve the patient’s ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL) such as dressing, bathing, feeding, grooming, and toileting. They also focus on functional mobility, positioning techniques, contracture management, and home safety. Occupational Therapy is primarily concerned with improving or developing/restoring the sensory, motor, cognitive, perceptual and psychosocial skills which have been impaired by illness or injury. Upon discharge from therapy, restorative programs are established with the nursing staff or family members to ensure continuity of quality care.

Speech-Language Pathologists ― Our Speech-Language Pathologists provide intervention for patients who have difficulty in either communication and/or swallowing. The goal is to enhance cognitive and/or swallowing strategies to the highest safe functional levels.

The Speech-Language Pathologist will teach the family the best way to communicate with the patient by listening, reading, understanding, processing, or expressing needs. The Speech-Language Pathologist will analyze the patient’s ability to comprehend and assess communication difficulties and then guide the caregivers accordingly.

The patient may have lost muscle strength in the mouth and throat. This loss can make it difficult to swallow or ingest food. Food might go down the “wrong tube,” into the lungs instead of the stomach, causing aspiration pneumonia. Consistency of food and liquid is established and adjusted by the Speech-Language Pathologist and the dietitian. The Speech-Language Pathologist teaches and trains safe swallowing of liquids and foods to meet the nutritional needs of the patient, without risk of aspiration.

Technicians — Our Rehabilitation Technicians are an integral part of the rehabilitation team. Greeting each resident with a smile, each of our rehabilitation technicians transports, assists and encourages resident treatment. Organizing gym equipment and therapy paperwork, our rehabilitation technicians assist in the smooth operations of the rehabilitation department.