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Evans - Activity Consultant Board Certified - Waterloo, NY 13165, USA

Shelley Evans

Waterloo, NY 13165, USA


Board Certified Music Therapist
10 years experience in working with adults with mental health diagnosis in continuing day treatment setting
15 years experience in long term care activities working with individuals with brain disorders, long term care, respiratory care and dementia care. I am a leader in the Rochester Regional Health System. I empower recreation and creative arts therapists to engage residents in long term care and adult day health care. The team under my leadership has received 2 National awards through NCCAP. 2010 Activity department of the Year and 2012 Best Practice award. in 2014 the team won the Excellence in action award at Rochester General Health System with a $5,000 award to purchase supplies for recreation.


Activity Consultant Board Certified


Provides activity consultation to long term care facilities. Developed quality improvement tools. Working hands on with activity professionals to develop person centered programming. Provided seminars at social work and activity conferences.

Work History

immediate past president


January 2009 - January 2013

Achieved Competent Leadership and Advanced Communicator Bronze. Past President and 2 term Secreatary.

education outreach committee

national association for activity professionals

January 2007 - January 2012

Education outreach committee. Supplied resources and information for the development of the NAAP study guide in 2012. Presented of 2 seminars at the 2009 conference.

Director of Long Term Care Therapy

DeMay Living Center

January 2000 - January 2000

I lead a team of 9 recreation therapist whom provide person centered programming to individuals in long term care and adult day care. knowledge of the MDS 3.0 , progress notes, Therapeutic Recreation assessments and care plans. I am a servant leader, providing coaching and mentoring to all team members. As a 2 time recipient of national awards, I recognize the need for unique programming to meet all residents needs, including those requiring ventilator care and short term rehabilitation. I am a quality manager, maintain all departmental finances and develop quality departmental goals and objectives.

Mental Health Counselor/Music Therapist

Family Services

March 1990 - December 1999

Mental health counselor in a continuing treatment program. Music therapist who facilitated music therapy services practicums with Mansfield University. developed treatment plans and facilitated group therapy. Specialized in programming for older adults.



January 1989 - January 2011


Author and creative recreation program development

I am the author of the Activities Director's Quarterly Seasonal Planner. A variety of recreational program ideas written for those working with individuals in long term care.
I am the author of It's A Party in the monthly periodical Creative Forecasting. Program ideas are written for engaging individuals in themed programming. It also includes ideas for those in short term rehabilitation and who are medically compromised in long term care.

Qualifications & Certifications


Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Syracuse University

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy

Mansfield University

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