Meet the Team
Our Hendrich team consists of nationally recognized leaders in the care of the older adult, healthy aging, organizational change and communication, nursing, team-based care, quality and safety, research, claim management, and injurious fall prevention.
Each is highly motivated by our passion for helping improve care for the older adult. Our expertise in these areas allows us to best support our clients, partners, and communities we serve. For any questions regarding the Hendrich II program, website, or resources, please reach out to our Vice President of Operations, Dwana Murphy, via phone at 866.653.6660 or by email at [email protected].
PHD, RN, FAAN
Researcher & Content Expert
Ann has more than 25 years of experience in large, complex healthcare systems as an expert in quality and safety. She is also a renowned researcher and published the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model® study. She is widely published in professional journals and texts as well as serves as a grant reviewer for major agencies. Ann has been received multiple awards and recognitions including Top 25 Women in Healthcare, Nurse Leader to Watch, and Most Influential Business Women in St. Louis, Missouri.
Vice President, Operations
Dwana oversees licensure, the voice of the customer, and educational offerings for the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model®. She guides implementation and on-boarding of the Hendrich II program as well as supports licensed users with access to resources, tools, and technical operations. Throughout her career, Dwana has held roles in industry operations involving regional oversight and management, implementation of operating processes, and career development.
Hendrich Advisors & Subject Matter Experts
Our best in class experts advise our team in everything from progressive thought leadership, to new resources, to the latest validated studies within their respective fields always ensuring the Hendrich II program contains the very latest educational materials to support your providers and associates. In addition, we feature national authors and additional content experts in a variety of topics.
Kevin W. O’Neil
MD, FACP, CMD
Area of Care: Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Kevin O’Neil is the Chief Medical Officer for the Affinity Living Group. Dr. O’Neil graduated from Boston College magna cum laude and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine. He is currently a Clinical Professor in the Department of Aging Studies at the University of South Florida. Dr. O’Neil is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and a Certified Medical Director (CMD) of the American Medical Directors Association.
MHA, MSN, RN-BC
Area of Care: Gerontological Nursing & Leadership
Brenda holds a Gerontological Nurse Certification and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration. Her practice includes senior assessment centers, pulmonary medicine, expert witness on falls, and a frequent speaker and coordinator for nurses improving care to the hospitalized Elderly (NICHE). Her expert knowledge in the care of the older adult and nursing leadership roles makes her an ideal advisor to curriculum, implementation and program consultations. She is a frequently sought speaker and subject matter expert in Geriatrics.
Area of Care: Patient-Focused Care
As a registered nurse, Amy’s career includes a wide array of roles within the IU Health system. She’s responsible for managing comprehensive and complicated throughput and staffing, patient-focused care of medical and surgical patients across the life spectrum, and managing staff, patient/family, and system conflicts via proven service recovery strategies. Additionally, Amy co-wrote the first draft of the Magnet Recognition Program application of the American Nurse Credentialing Center for IU North Hospital.
She participated as a nursing consultant in the two-year Hendrich, et al fall risk study used to develop the Hendrich II Fall Risk Model®. She was responsible for writing, developing and producing evidence-based, nursing education print and multimedia productions focused on inpatient fall prevention.