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Jennifer Doherty, President, has more than 25 years experience in the healthcare industry working with some of the leading national firms. She maintains the integrity and work ethic that her mother and company founder, Brenda Yates, instilled, and strives to ensure that each client receives a personal, quality experience with the best outcome possible.

Jennifer’s clinical experience includes work as an occupational therapist specializing in brain injury rehab, as well as experience in various other diagnoses in acute rehab and acute care setting. She has focused on clinical and administrative management of patients with chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and respiratory conditions. This background in occupational therapy and pain management makes her expertise highly sought-after. She is frequently asked to present at conferences for national organizations and other case management firms.

Previously, Jennifer was the Director of the Driving Program at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts and she developed a hand therapy clinic while working in the outpatient setting. She also worked at Windham Group, a New England based company, where she assisted in pharmaceutical reviews, field case management, Medicare Set Asides and medical cost projections.

Jennifer is certified as a Life Care Planner, working with both plaintiff and defense counsel, as well as a Medicare Set Aside Consultant where she is now actively involved in the NAMSAP organization. She holds a degree in English and a minor in business from the University of South Carolina. In addition, Jennifer has a degree in Occupational Therapy from Worcester State College where she graduated with honors.