Brenda Rhoads-Groves, LPN, CDP, CADDCT
Quality Improvement Consultant
Brenda has provided operational management and leadership to large scale quality improvement initiatives for Long Term Care, including designing, supporting and leading the development of projects and initiatives to facilitate measurable improvement, while overcoming the variety of geographic, resource and human barriers that Long-Term Care facilities face today. Through her work, Brenda has recognized the value of live training and the impact training has on front-line staff to improve dementia-appropriate care while decreasing incidences of abuse and neglect. For her work, she was recognized as the 2019 National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) Educator of the year. Since 2021, Brenda has served on the Board of Directors for Thriving4Life, a non-profit organization in Tennessee. Through therapeutic art and music programs, Thriving4Life makes a positive difference in the lives of individuals living in isolation, with dementia, mental, developmental, or other impairments, as well as those that love and care for them. In November, 2023, she was appointed to a three-year term on Battelle’s Partnership for Quality Measurement, a CMS-certified consensus-based entity, Endorsement and Maintenance Advanced Illness Committee Advisory Group which considers endorsement of quality measures that address post-acute care and advanced illness.