Care Team Members

Executive Director

My grandparents and parents have all benefitted from programs like PACE. So many helping hands contributed to their journey and it’s a blessing to help others and return the favor.

Sarah Simoncini serves as executive director for our Peninsula PACE center. Sarah joined InnovAge in 2018 after more than 25 years of experience in marketing and fundraising for healthcare organizations, including the National Osteoporosis Foundation, March of Dimes, Alliance for Aging Research, and more. She also spent four years prior operating an independent living center and memory care community for seniors. Sarah earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University, and holds an administration license in Virginia. Sarah is from a proud Navy family, and previously lived in the Philippines, California, and Hawaii. She is married with two stepdaughters.
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Center Director

Regardless of age, there’s no place like home, but it can become more difficult to live on our own as we get older. With the help of PACE, I believe seniors can age successfully in the place they love and call home.

Liz Steinbueck serves as center director for InnovAge’s Peninsula PACE center. She brings more than nine years of management experience to this role, including over six years spent with the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. Before beginning her role with PACE, Liz served for three years as the recreation and therapeutic director for a nursing home in Newport News, Va. Liz earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Marshall University in her home state of West Virginia, and holds certifications in both CPR and first aid instruction. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time on the beach with her husband and children, and loves to travel to new, exotic places.
 
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Regional Medical Officer – Eastern Region

What attracted me to LIFE is its founding philosophy of aging gracefully in place. I believe it takes a village to keep an elder safe at home. My favorite part of my job is interacting with participants. I value the opportunity to care for them, as I learn so much from their experiences, which makes me a better physician and person.

Dr. Luz Ramos-Bonner earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of the East Philippines and her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from George Washington University. She completed her internal medicine residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ and her geriatric medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Ramos-Bonner is board certified in geriatric medicine. Previously, Dr. Ramos-Bonner served as the Network Medical Director of NewCourtland Senior Services in Philadelphia. She is a faculty member for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (AMDA) and an active member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the AMDA. Dr. Ramos Bonner loves to travel—she was born and raised in the Philippines and still has family there, exploring foods from around the world, and spending time with her family.
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Nurse Practitioner

My experience has allowed me to expand my knowledge, appreciate people from all cultural backgrounds, and selflessly serve our participants.

Mariama earned her Master of Science in Nursing and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from George Mason University. She is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Before joining InnovAge, Mariama developed a culturally tailored nutrition education program at a community clinic in Rockville, MD, and she currently serves as a preceptor for nurse practitioner students. Mariama is fluent in French and was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa before moving to the United States in 1994. She is married with three children and loves to travel.
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Nurse Practitioner

I believe in the PACE model of care because it helps elders stay in their homes while a team provides them high-quality medical care.

Nichole earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University with an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialization. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and prior to joining InnovAge, Nichole spent 10 years as a home health and hospice nurse. Nichole was born and raised in Virginia and enjoys working on cars and spending time with her daughter and Chihuahua.
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