Certified Life Care Planners

Patricia Cline Certified Life Care PlannerPatricia Cline is a Certified Life Care Planner and Expert Life Care Manager for Lifecare Innovations, Inc. Patricia’s extensive professional experience in home care, medical and rehabilitation hospitals, state facilities, and private settings is well reflected in her service to clients. Her experience additionally includes provision of Life Care Planning consultative and expert witness services. Patricia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePaul University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work. As an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker also credentialed in Wisconsin, a Certified Life Care Planner, Certified Case Manager and aNational Certified Guardian, Pat shows her professional excellence through her ability to perform thorough, insightful bio-psycho-social assessments that are specifically tailored to meet the presenting need of the clients and referring parties. Patricia is a member of The International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, The National Association of Social Workers, and The Aging Life Care Association.
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Jennifer Axelson Certified Life Care PlannerJennifer Axelson is a Certified Life Care Planner and Expert Life Care Manager for Lifecare Innovations, Inc. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relationships from Illinois State University, her Secondary Education Teaching Certification from Northern Illinois University, and her Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Jennifer is also a Certified Case Manager and Certified Life Care Planner. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Manager, Jennifer has diverse work experience, including appropriate vs. abnormal child development, chronic and catastrophic medical complexities, the dynamics of aging and chronic pain management. Additionally, Jennifer has experience in school social work, grant management, mental health, substance abuse, and Illinois state child protective arenas. As a supervisor of clinical staff, Jennifer has taken part in or overseen hundreds of assessments and the implementation of their resulting plans of care.
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Certified Nurse of the Operating Room

Joan Brncich is a Nurse Life Care Manager for Lifecare Innovations, Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois and is a Registered Nurse and Certified Nurse of the Operating Room. Joan has over 25 years of clinical nursing experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She has substantial expertise working with children and adults with chronic and traumatic orthopedic and spine-related needs. Joan combines extensive qualifications in problem solving, resource planning, and education to provide high-quality and compassionate care to the clients she serves.