Ripple Life Care Planning was founded in 2014 by Shanna Huber, RN, BSN, MSN/Ed, CCM, CLCP, CNLCP. In a career spanning decades of work in skilled nursing, Shanna encountered a deep need for support care for aging patients and support systems for their families.
Her heart went out to her older patients who couldn’t return home from the hospital due to lack of such support. And she empathized with the difficult struggle faced by families who had moved away, or were working full time, and just didn’t feel safe caring for aging parents. The dilemmas of navigating health care systems sometimes left the older adult at high risk, and sometimes resulted in their premature placement in a facility. It often led to “boomerang” repeated hospitalizations, due to the lack of understanding of home instructions or ongoing support.
Shanna launched Ripple Life Care Planning to offer case management services that skillfully address all these needs. She assembled a team of other health professionals with a passion for helping seniors, and Ripple Life Care Planning began delivering compassionate life care management for aging adults.
Shanna is the Owner and Founder of Ripple Life Care Planning. Shanna has over 22 years nursing experience in various files including: case management, cardiac, rehabilitation, trauma, pediatrics, orthopedics, senior care and school health and wellness. Shanna has many different experiences, which gives her great insight in many different circumstances. Shanna never tires of learning. Shanna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, a Master’s Degree in Nursing with an emphasis on Healthcare Education, she is a Certified Life Care Planner, Certified Nurse Life Care Planner and Certified Case Manager. Shanna has obtained an Advanced Professional status in the Aging Life Care Association. She has a passion for helping others. Shanna is a board member of CGWE Africa, a non-profit organization aimed at providing long-term solutions to support women through Dabaree. She traveled to Africa to support the mission in 2015. Shanna enjoys spending time with her husband and three teenage children during her free time.
Linda L. Sites graduated from Otterbein University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and has 26 years of nursing experience. Helping people is her passion. She began her nursing career in the operating room at St. Ann’s Hospital after completing the first ever nursing internship in the OR for Otterbein and then was hired direct by the hospital.
Since that time, Linda has experienced many areas of nursing with her thirst for knowledge and “never stand still” attitude. Areas include Endoscopy Lab, Critical Care, Wellness, and Inpatient Psychiatry. She also volunteered for the Sexual Assault Response Program and became a S.A.N.E. nurse.
With a grandmother who had Alzheimer’s Disease, Linda gradually began to really focus on Case Management and helping those with healthcare needs who couldn’t help themselves at any ages. At this time, Linda has found her true passion at Ripple Life Care Planning practicing in geriatric case management. She will be a certified Case Manager in December 2018 and continues her thirst for knowledge and career experience helping those with senior loved ones in her community to lead safe, happy, and healthy lives.
She is happily married with two boys, five step-daughters, a granddaughter, two dogs, one cat, two racoons, and five stray kittens in the peaceful countryside outside Columbus, Ohio where she hunts with her husband, Mark.
Lisa Greenlee has more than 23 years of nursing and case management experience including skilled nursing in advanced wound care.
Her primary focus for the last nine years has been in case management, providing support and advocacy to the older adult population while focusing on improving quality of life, increasing patient outcomes and assisting those to reach and maintain their maximum physical and mental health potential.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending quality time with her family. She is co-owner of a local
eco-friendly soy candle company, The Lavender Dream and maintains an art studio where she works in the fine arts, painting abstract landscapes in oils.
Matt Byrne has made a career helping people find affordable health insurance. He is the founder of Spiralight Group Benefits, a Dublin Ohio-based brokerage providing comprehensive insurance, HR consulting and compliance solutions for small- to mid-size businesses. Matt has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and holds a life and health insurance license. He also serves on the executive board of Columbus chapter of the National Association Health Underwriters. Mr. Byrne is a subject matter expert speaking frequently about Health Care Reform, Employer Health Plans Affordability Programs, Self-Funded Solutions and is frequently quoted in national publications such as the Money Magazine, U.S. News and World Report and The Wall Street Journal. Matt can be reached at (614) 300-1316 (assistant) or http://www.grouphealthohio.com/