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Administrative Staff

Kim Kelly Dr. Kimberley Kelly DNP MSN BSN RN LNC
Kim is the founder of Compliance Review Services, Inc. and began the company in 1997. She graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1986. She has 20+ years of experience in the healthcare field, ranging from Administrator, to Director of Nurses, to home health agency owner. She has worked in multiple medical environments, taught at a vocational college, and developed and taught numerous educational offerings. Kim is a member of the Home Health Alliance Team, Texas Association for Health Care, and DADS external stakeholder group for rule review. She is a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Consultant-Monitor and currently sat on the Texas Outcome Based Quality Management coalition team. Ms. Kelly recently became an independent contractor for DADS conducting long term care quality reviews. Ms. Kelly became a Legal Nurse Consultant in 1999. She has been a consulting nurse expert and testifying nurse expert witness in both plaintiff and defense cases. In addition, Kim was inducted into the Business Who's Who in March of 2004 for her accomplishments as a small business owner. In addition, she is an honorary chairperson for small businesses through NRCC and is an external workshop member for DADS for the State of Texas. See her complete resume (PDF).

Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her family. An accomplished pianist, she also likes swimming, reading, bowling, and watching movies. Kim is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and resided in Florida for several years. She has lived in Texas since 1995.

Janice M. Johnson-Umezulike Janice M. Johnson-Umezulike, RN, BSN, MN, CNS, DNS - Educational Consultant
Dr. Johnson-Umezulike received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1984. She received both her Masters in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Science from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1989 and 1997, respectively. Since 1990, she has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing and many other professional organizations. She also serves on the Board of many professional organizations and has published a variety of nursing articles. Janice is currently a professor and continuing education instructor at Lee College in Baytown, Texas Her specialty areas are in Medical/Surgical Nursing, Education, Orthopedics, Pain and Pain Perception, Curriculum and Teaching, and Test Taking Consultation.

Since joining Compliance Review Services, Janice has submitted many educational activities to the Texas Nurses Association in which all activities were approved by the TNA. Her main role in the company is to write educational activities so that all activities can be approved by the Texas Nurses Association. In addition, Janice is also the owner of Dr. Johnson-Umez NCLEX Review Course for RNs and LVNs. (www.nclexreviewcourse.com).

Duong Leigh Duong - Administrative Assistant
Leigh is the newest member of CRS team. She is a graduate from the University of Houston and holds a B.B.A. from the Bauer School of Business. Leigh has a background in Marketing, Typesetting, and Data Entry. She loves reading, playing with her 3 yr old, and drinking lots of coffee.

Clinical Consultants

Denise Garcia Denise Garcia, RN Consultant
Denise Garcia, RN earned her BS in Nursing from Mercy College of Detroit, in Michigan and continued with an MS in Health Services Administration from St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine. Denise has 20 years of experience ranging from Director of Operations for a multimillion dollar non-profit home health agency, to Administrator of two home health care operations, and /luding positions as Patient Care Administrator, Director of Clinical Services and Director of Nursing in the area of Hospice. We are proud to have Denise bring her expertise to our nurse consultant staff as of August 1, 2007.

Linda Linda Petree AD RN
West Texas coverage area

Linda Petree, AD RN is originally from West Texas. She received her LVN at Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas, then began her nursing career as an LVN in Kerrville Texas where she worked at Sid Peterson Hospital and part time at the VA hospital. She then worked at Kerrville State Hospital for 10 years. During that time, she earned her Associate Degree RN from San Antonio College. She moved to Houston in 2001 to continue working for the State of Texas as a Surveyor for Home Health. She retired from the State in 2004 and began working as a Consultant for Home Health. At this time, she worked for several years for Compliance Review Services. She then took a full-time job with a Home Health Agency where she served as Alternate DON and the QAPI Supervisor for 8 years. She then retired to West/Central Texas where she now works part time as the QAPI Supervisor for a home health. Linda has rejoined Compliance Review Services to provide her expertise to the home health agencies in the West Texas Region. She is excited to be back with Compliance Review Services, Inc.


Rhonda Rhonda High BSN RN
North Texas coverage area

Rhonda High (Perry) worked as a home health and hospice surveyors for the Texas Departments of Aging and Disability Services (Dads) for 14 year's from 2002 until 2016. She has extensive experience in the survey process for home health and hospice agencies on the State as well as Federal levels. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degree with a major in Nursing and a minor in General Science and Psychology from Texas Woman's University graduating in 1975. She has worked in many capacities in the health field arena. Prior to joining DADS as a home health and hospice surveyor in 2002, she had 20 years experience in the home health industry whereby she held positions as a home health/hospice case manager, director of QA (Quality Assurance), director of nurses, consultant, and home health administrator. She has extensive Federal as well as State trainings in the home health and hospice industry as it regards the survey process including the new Conditions of Participations, plans of corrections, instructions on how to apply the COPs, how to assess and evaluate compliance. Ms. High looks forward to working with you and your agency to review your processes and show you from a surveyor's perspective what we look at, how we evaluate your documentation for deficiencies so that your agency can be compliant with State as well as Federal rules and regulations.


Constance Almendarez RN Constance Almendarez RN
Constance Almendarez RN completed her undergraduate courses at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She then attended St. Lawrence College in Kinston, Ontario, Canada where she received her diploma in Nursing and graduated with distinction. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Galveston, Texas where she worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse and preceptor in the surgical step down unit. Connie transitioned to Home Health in 1994 and has over 17 years experience. Her Home Health experience began as a Case Manager, then to Director of Provider services and has served the last 8 years as an Agency Administrator. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoys a challenge!

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Legal Nurse Consultants

Kim Kelly Dr. Kimberley Kelly DNP MSN BSN RN LNC
Kim is the founder of Compliance Review Services, Inc. and began the company in 1997. She graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1986. She has 20+ years of experience in the healthcare field, ranging from Administrator, to Director of Nurses, to home health agency owner. She has worked in multiple medical environments, taught at a vocational college, and developed and taught numerous educational offerings. Kim is a member of the Home Health Alliance Team, Texas Association for Health Care, and DADS external stakeholder group for rule review. She is a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Consultant-Monitor and currently sat on the Texas Outcome Based Quality Management coalition team. Ms. Kelly recently became an independent contractor for DADS conducting long term care quality reviews. Ms. Kelly became a Legal Nurse Consultant in 1999. She has been a consulting nurse expert and testifying nurse expert witness in both plaintiff and defense cases. In addition, Kim was inducted into the Business Who's Who in March of 2004 for her accomplishments as a small business owner. In addition, she is an honorary chairperson for small businesses through NRCC and is an external workshop member for DADS for the State of Texas. See her complete resume (Microsoft Word).

Outside of work, Kim enjoys spending time with her family. An accomplished pianist, she also likes swimming, reading, bowling, and watching movies. Kim is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and resided in Florida for several years. She has lived in Texas since 1995.

Technology Consultants

Lindsey Gregory Tyner Lindsey Gregory Tyner
Lindsey Gregory Tyner is originally from Sugar Land, TX. She moved to Austin to attend and graduate from the University of Texas with a degree in Radio-Television-Film. Lindsey has worked as a web developer, graphic designer and user interface engineer for almost a decade. She has worked in an array of industries including healthcare, hospitality, and software industries.

In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys the live music scene in Austin and travelling.