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The only three in the U.S. work at Brush Development!
Meet our Team of Innovators
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP
Jennifer Brush, MA, CCC/SLP is a Fulbright Specialist, researcher, award-winning dementia care author and healthcare consultant located in northeast Ohio. Jennifer also serves as Program Director, Montessori Education for Dementia St. Nicholas Montessori College Ireland. Jennifer is an inaugural member of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Advisory Board for Montessori for Dementia and Aging. She was one of the first three AMI Certified Trainers for Montessori for Dementia and Aging in the world, as well as the first in the US.
Passionate about enriching the lives of people with dementia, Jennifer is on a mission to put the focus of care on the person’s preferences, interests and abilities. With her three decades of industry experience, including leading countless live national and international trainings, facilitating ground-breaking research, and managing innovative person-centered projects, Jennifer flawlessly bridges the gap between care communities and the individuals they serve.
Jennifer is the author of numerous research articles and several nationally recognized books on dementia including her latest book, Montessori for Elder and Dementia Care, published by Health Professions Press. Jennifer is widely known for her innovative work in the Spaced Retrieval memory intervention, pioneering this area of study in speech-language pathology and co-authoring two books on the subject.
Margaret Jarrell, M.Ed.
Mandy Cheskis, MS, CCC/SLP
Julia Johnson, MS, CCC/SLP
Julia Ballesteros Sentíes
Why Brush Development?
Passion for the Person
Maintaining a focus on bringing back our attention to the people we’re serving and enriching their lives with the care we provide is our priority.