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CRC is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their highest potential, through increased independence and
health. With this mission in mind, we utilize our interdisciplinary approach to develop and implement comprehensive care plans, for all ages and backgrounds. With over 35 years of deep expertise, we are able to be a true resource to those seeking to maximize their quality of life.

Darlene Carruthers, M.Ed., CRC, CDMS, CCM, FIALCP
CRC President and a Fellow of the International Academy of Life Planners, a distinction only 17 people in the US hold, Darlene has helped thousands of clients and leads our company with over 45 years of experience in the industry.

Zarahi Nunez, MS, MPH, CRC, CDMS, CCM, CLCP
As a rehabilitation counselor and case manager with experience preparing over 400 life care plans and published in the Journal of Life Care Planning, Zarahi brings 12 years of expertise to CRC.

Paul Ramos, PT, CLCP, ATP, CEAC
With over 30 years of experience in healthcare and background as a physical therapist, Paul brings an extensive understanding of rehabilitation and care planning to lead complex cases.

Ann-Marie Campbell, MBA, LPN, CDMS, CCM
As the Director of Case Management, Ann-Marie brings 20 years of varying healthcare experience from bedside nursing to case management.

Case Management
Our case management team provides advocacy and care coordination to rival any in the industry. Together we bring over 30 years of experience from insurance, long-term care, and benefits case management to name a few. We offer “life management” to our clients and do so while maintaining industry standards we represent with our certifications as Certified Case Managers (CCM) and Certified Disability Management Specialist (CDMS)
Darlene Carruthers, M.Ed., CRC, CDMS, CCM, FIALCP
CRC President and a Fellow of the International Academy of Life Planners, a distinction only 17 people in the US hold, Darlene has helped thousands of clients and leads our company with over 45 years of experience in the industry.
Kathleen M. Acer, Ph.D, CLCP
Dr. Acer is a clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience evaluating and treating a wide range of individuals of all ages. Her areas of expertise include disability determinations, forensic examinations, Workers’ Compensations Cases, vocational assessments and fitness-for-duty evaluations. Additionally, Dr. Acer has extensive experience in dealing with individuals with medical and psychological trauma.

Nelson Salamanca, MA, CCM, CLCP
Nelson is a healthcare professional with certifications in life care planning and in case management. His experience in evaluation, research, and analysis has produced over 1000 individual complex life care plans for clients with catastrophic injuries.

Richard J. Schuster, PhD
Dr. Schuster attained his doctorate from New York University in Clinical Psychology in 1973. A neuropsychological consultant for the NYC Department of Education and a consulting neuropsychologist for NYS ACCES-VR (the state rehabilitation agency), he is a certified psychologist with additional certifications in case management, neuropsychology and medical psychotherapy. He has evaluated tens of thousands of individuals (both children and adults) in connection with educational, vocational, and rehabilitation/life care needs. He is the author of numerous articles and chapters, reflecting his past work experience in vocational and neuropsychological assessments as well as life care planning.