Elyse Weber-Sacks, MSW, LSW, CMC
Elyse has a varied and extensive background in social work and business. She is a licensed social worker in both New York and New Jersey. Her social work experience includes medical social work for a large county hospital center in New York City where she was supervisor of the adult and pediatric rehabilitation social work unit. After a change in career direction led her into the business world, she spent many years in brand management and product development working in the field of prestige fragrance.
A return to her social work roots and her lifelong love of the geriatric population brought her to work in admissions/marketing for a large regional nursing home chain, then to a hospice provider where her role was to educate physicians and families about end-of-life options. She also worked for a nonmedical home care company doing client assessments and community outreach.
Elyse joined Connie Rosenberg & Associates Care Management in 2008 and flourished in the role of care manager. Connie was so impressed by her expertise, her work ethic and her compassion that, with an eye to the future, decided to transition the practice to Elyse in 2014. Elyse is honored and humbled to build upon the legacy of this great company.
Elyse received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Maryland/College Park, cum laude and her MSW from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. She currently serves as President of the New Jersey Chapter of ALCA and was the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Chapter member award.
Elyse is certified as a Geriatric Care Manager by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is an Aging Life Care Professional™.
“I love discovering the wisdom that comes with every life story and find the endless variety of life choices and biography to be invigorating and enriching. By touching people’s lives, I am in fact rewarding my own life.”
Connie Rosenberg, MPS, RN, CMC
Connie has provided private care management services for senior and disabled adults throughout northern New Jersey since 1987. In 1989, she was appointed chairperson of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA, formerly NAPGCM) Standards and Ethics Committee. She was elected to the Board of Directors in 1991 and 2011 and served as president in 2001. She is a distinguished Fellow of ALCA.
Connie has also served as president of the Greater New York Chapter of ALCA in 1992 and 1994. She was also a past board member of the Guardianship Association of New Jersey. Connie was the 2003 recipient of the Adele Elkind Award for professional service in geriatric care management at the local and national levels.
Ricki Weiser, MSW, LSW, CMC
Assistant Director of Care Management
Ricki has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona cum laude and an MSW in social work from Rutgers University with a concentration in aging, health and mental health. She has a post-graduate certificate in Gerontology and is a licensed social worker. Prior to joining Connie Rosenberg & Associates Care Management in 2002, her work experience included comprehensive social work services at several long-term care facilities including Alzheimers/dementia special care units. In addition, she has extensive experience as a hospice social worker. Ricki is certified as a geriatric care manager by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is an Aging Life Care Professional.
“I get tremendous joy and satisfaction from being able to successfully advocate for the complex medical, physical and emotional needs that face the elderly, disabled and their families. It is a privilege to be able to journey alongside them as they allow me to enter their lives.”
Lisa Monday MSW, LCSW
Associate Care Manager
Lisa received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and her MSW from Rutgers University’s School of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker. Prior to joining Connie Rosenberg & Associates Care Management in 2004, Lisa had been practicing for more than 15 years in psychiatric and medical social work. She has extensive experience in emergency services, outpatient counseling, social work in a home care setting, and recreation therapy services in a nursing home setting. Additionally, Lisa was program director of a large older adult social group. Currently Lisa’s role at CRCM is primarily to assist with weekend On Call responsibilities.
“I love working with older adults because I have a great deal of respect and admiration for previous generations and I am very honored to be witness to their histories. What better job could one have than assisting people to solve complex medical problems as well as intensely emotional issues, and coordinate to make their lives better?”
Jacqueline Ornstein, BSN, CMC
Associate Care Manager
Jacqui received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the College of New Rochelle and has done graduate study in community health nursing. She has a certificate in holistic nursing. Prior to joining Connie Rosenberg & Associates Care Management in 2007, Jacqui had been both a nurse care manager and a program director in an adult day care center in New York, positions she held for nine years. Additionally, she worked as a geriatric care manager in New York for six years. She is certified as a geriatric care manager by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers.
“One aspect about working in this field that I like is the privilege of developing long-term relationships with the clients and families that we work with.”
Risa Agin-Levin MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Associate Care Manager
Risa has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania and an MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. She is a licensed clinical social worker. Prior to joining Connie Rosenberg & Associates Care Management in 2014, Risa worked in geriatrics and medical social work for more than 15 years. She has provided geriatric care management throughout northern New Jersey. Additionally, Risa has extensive experience providing care management to residents of assisted living communities and she directed a state-funded in-home assessment program for the elderly and disabled. Her experience includes serving as a social worker for hospital-based home health agencies and with a family service agency in an “Elders at Risk” program. Risa is certified as a geriatric care manager by the National Association of Social Workers.
“I really enjoy helping my clients and their families by providing support, information, and assistance to try to improve the quality of life for everyone involved. I love making a difference in people’s lives.”
Laura Broemmer MSW, LCSW
Associate Care Manager
Laura is a licensed clinical social worker, who received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Florida State University, and a master’s degree in social work from Florida International University. She is a licensed clinical social worker. Prior to joining Connie Rosenberg & Associates Care Management in 2015, her experience over the past 25 years has been in the area of geriatrics, working in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, some of those specializing in Alzheimer’s/dementia care. She has previously worked as a geriatric care manager. She also owned her own consulting company in which she provided consulting and staffing services to skilled nursing facilities. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
“I have never looked at my career as a job. Working with people, especially the geriatric population, gives me personal joy in knowing that I have helped someone.”
Associate Care Manager
Pamela has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications from William Paterson University and her associate degree in science from County College of Morris. She is currently completing her bachelor of science degree in nursing at Ramapo College. In addition to providing medication management as her primary role at CRCM, she continues to work as a certified medical surgical registered nurse at Morristown Medical Center (MMC) as well as her private practice as a massage therapist and healing touch practitioner. Pamela works primarily with the geriatric population at MMC and understands the special requirements they have at their stage of life.
“It is a privilege and a blessing to work with an enriched population who has so much knowledge and life experience; to know that I can offer them the care they need fills me with gratitude and a huge sense of accomplishment.”
Robin Solomon, MBA
Robin has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Binghamton University and an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to joining Connie Rosenberg & Associates Care Management in 2013, Robin was the office manager for a home healthcare agency in Morris County for many years. Her responsibilities included working with prospective families and interviewing and training caregivers. Before that, Robin was a human resources and data quality manager at AT&T as well as a software quality manager at ITT Avionics. Robin continues to volunteer with her pet therapy dog, Brandy, visiting local assisted living communities as well as participating in senior-related community activities.
“One of the things I like best about working at CRCM, besides supporting an incredible team of care managers, is being one of the first people to speak to an overwhelmed prospective client and being able to advise and assure them that they are not alone in the aging process and that wonderful care managers are here to assist them in figuring out next steps for themselves and loved ones. Their sigh of relief is always rewarding.”