Dianne holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the Montclair State College. Dianne is a Certified Case Manager, Certified Disability Management Specialist and a Certified Life Care Planner through MediPro Seminars, LLC and the University of Florida.
Dianne has been providing rehabilitation services for over 28 years with a focus on individuals with brain injuries for the past 16 years. Dianne’s brain injury experience is invaluable since people with brain injuries come with many other diagnosis; some of the more frequent diagnosis are orthopedic, paralysis, burns, behavior and amputations. With this experience Dianne founded Simmons Grab & Associates in 2005.
Simmons Grab & Associates LLC is a group of forensic consultants with courtroom experience specializing in Future Medical Costs / Services through life expectancy in light of injuries / impairments (Life Care Planning)and Vocational Evaluations to determine a persons capacity for employment, and if deemed employable, identify jobs they can perform, how many jobs exist in the area, and the salary ranges.
Our corporate headquarters is located in Ridgewood, New Jersey; with secondary locations in Columbus, Ohio & Waterville Valley, NH
BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Case Manager (CCM),
Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS),
Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: New Jersey Brain Injury Association, 1989-Present
Professional Member, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, 1995-Present
CMSA (Case Management Society of America), 1995-Present
Rhode Island Brain Injury Association, 1996-Present
Connecticut Brain Injury Association, 1996-Present
New Jersey Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, 1997-Present
Associate Member, American Board of Vocational Experts, 2004-Present
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Please see Dianne's Curriculum Vita for a full list, the following is a brief list of the most resent presentations:
Ethics in Life Care Planning - Annual International Life Care Planning Symposium
Can Ethics be an Absolute in the Field of Rehabilitation with a Pluralistic Society - IARP International Conference, Closing Keynote Presentation
Vocational Implications of Aging with Brain Injury - Ohio Brain Injury Association Annual Conference
When is a Life Care Plan Important: The Benefits and The Components, Lakeview Neuro Rehabilitation & Rhode Island Rehabilitation at Liberty Mutual