Meet Our Staff
Ostlund - Executive Director
Geri has a background in management, accounting and
supervision of multiple facilities. Geri's account background
helps Caring Palms remain a stable organization. She is going into her third year as ED for Caring Palms.
Clinton Thomas, Th.D. - Quality Assurance/QIDP
has over twenty-nine years experience in
ICF/IID programs. He is also a Behavioral Specialist trained in
Arkansas and the author of the ARC (Assess, Restrain, Contain) for
dealing with physical aggression. He oversees the quality
assurance for Caring Palms and serves as a back-up QIDP and provides
training to the QIDPs on-going and as needed.
Estibaliz Lopez - QIDP
Estibaliz serves as a QIDP for Caring Palms and in that capacity
coordinates services for her caseload. She also develops behavior
management plans and sets daily programming in place for each
individual on her caseload.
Esmeralda Ovalle - QIDP Assistant
Esmeralda assist the QIDP with paperwork, filing, physician
appointments, meetings, and outings. She assist in several
different capacities and will often go on outings and other events with
residents from the home to ensure a successful community integration.
Albert Ramirez - Investigator/Placements/Maintenance and Housekeeping Supervisor
Albert has been an Abuse and Neglect Investigator in
Texas, worked several years in the ICF/IID programs and served as
Director for an HCS program. He provides insight and assistance
to individuals wishing to advance from the ICF setting (large or small)
into the HCS programs in Texas.
Sarah Ostlund- Floor Supervisor/Direct Care
Sarah has several years experience working directly
with hospitals and physicians in Texas. She is a trainer in the
ARC program and provides staff with direct training and oversight to
ensure the best possible staff works at Caring Palms. Sarah also
coordinates and recruits new people to live at Caring Palms. She
is the primary contact for anyone seeking placement. She is currently completing her degree in Psychology at this time.
Jose Salazar - Supervisor Direct
Jose has worked direct care in the ICF setting and
assisted in the marketing program and transporting new individuals to
Caring Palms for other areas in Texas. He also supervises Charge
Aides and Direct Care staff on a daily basis.
James Soloman - Kitchen Supervisor
James served as a military cook for the United States. He supervises
the kitchen staff and oversee the purchase and operations of the
kitchen area for all 72 potential individuals living at Caring Palms.
Maggie Miranda - Business Office
Maggie has over thirty years experience working
directly with Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. She
maintains financial accounts for all individuals living in the facility
and ensures continued compliance with state and federal reporting
regulations on a monthly basis.
In addition to the above team, Caring Palms also ensures that Charge
Aides supervise each shift. Charge Aides are on location at
Caring Palms twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to ensure the
needs of all individuals are met.
1415 W Washington St