Heidi Rinsky Schnapp, MA, CSW, CWP is a seasoned healthcare professional with a passion for developing and implementing wellness programs and initiatives. She is an Eldercare expert, fitness enthusiast, breast cancer survivor and advocate who is always positive and proactive in finding the best solutions for those who seek her counsel.
Heidi began her professional career coordinating programs to benefit frail and vulnerable older adults, people with disabilities, children at risk, and families in need at the Essex County Division of Citizen Services.
As Senior Staff Therapist at Irvington Counseling Center, Heidi treated people across the lifespan suffering from mental illness. She also served the vulnerable elder population while at Jewish Family Services (JFS) of Metro West.
Heidi co-founded LMR Elder Care with Lisa Bayer in 2006. In 2011, she went to work for Saint Barnabas Medical Center to launch their Wellness Institute at the JCC MetroWest. She partnered with with hospital administrators, physicians and non-clinical staff to create wellness education programming to benefit the JCC members and community.
While at Saint Barnabas, Heidi identified a community need and built a new hospital initiative for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Heidi not only wrote the original grant, she developed programming, support groups and an exercise partnership with the JCC for Parkinson’s patients and their loved ones. Heidi’s initiative has expanded to other hospitals within the RWJ Barnabas Health system.
In 2017, after a life-changing journey as a breast cancer survivor, Heidi has enthusiastically returned to LMR Elder Care as a partner.
Heidi's board positions include:
- American Cancer Society Board of Advisors for Northwest New Jersey
- Board Member Mental Health Association of Essex County (past)
- Executive Board Member for Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (past)
- Founding Board Member and Healthcare Expert for TAPinto.net
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