Meet Shepherd Center’s Admissions Staff

The admissions process includes the assessment of the medical, clinical, and psychosocial needs of each patient and family to ensure the most appropriate level of care.

The initial assessment process may be completed by phone, via Zoom video conference or on-site visit by a Shepherd Center clinical evaluator.

When admission has been approved by your insurance company and Shepherd Center, our clinical evaluator will work with your referring facility to finalize the transfer. To help facilitate a smooth transition, we suggest that at least one family member accompanies the patient to Shepherd Center on the day of admission.

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Shepherd Center Admissions Staff is made up of several teams. Click on the teams below to learn more about our admissions staff.

Our Atlanta-area Team

Lindsay Beal, Access Case Manager

Lindsay Beal, RN, BSN, CCM

Access Case Manager

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Dorea Fowler, Access Case Manager

Dorea Fowler, RN, BSN, CRRN, CCM

Access Case Manager

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Stephanie Stoddart, Access Case Manager

Stephanie Stoddart, MS, RRT

Admissions Liasion/Access Case Manager

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Our Florida Team

Wendy Bryan, CCM

Admissions Liasion/Access Case Manager

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Ginger Murphy, LCSW, CCM

Access Case Manager

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Beth Smith, RN, CRRN, CCM

Access Case Manager

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Our Tennessee Team

Jenna Brent

Access Case Manager

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Ginger Nemenz, RN, BSN, CBIS

Access Case Manager

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Jennifer Williams, RN

Access Case Manager

Our Northeast Team

Hedy Maus, BS, MSW

Access Case Manager

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Tara Grimes, MOT, OTR/L, CCM

Access Case Manager

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Leadership Team

Jacques Jones, RN, CCM, BSN, MM

Director of Admissions and Case Management


Debbie Westbrook, LCSW, CCM

Clinical Access Manager


Access Case Management Support Staff

Angella Clemons, RN, CRRN, CCM

Clinical Outreach & Education Coordinator

Monique Burnett

Administrative Assistant

Our PRN Team

Theresa DeFilippis, MA, CTRS

Access Case Manager

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Sheryl Hope, M.Ed., CCM

Access Case Manager

Our Admissions Triage Team

Matti Unger-Hall, RN, BSN, CRRN, CCM

Access Case Manager

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Susan Lawhorn, LCSW, CCM

Access Case Manager

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Lauren Payne, RN, BSN

Access Case Manager

Our Post-Acute Team

Yvette Robinson, LPN

Access Case Manager

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Keysha Robinson, LPN

SCI Post Acute Access Case Manager

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For Workers Compensation Case Managers

Gloria Fagan, RN, BSN

Workers Compensation Outreach Director