Lori L. Dierolf, President
Open Door Training & Development
With a degree in Psychology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Lori Dierolf spent more than twenty years as a Human Resources and Staff Development Professional in the long-term care industry. She has worked in Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Personal Care Homes, and additionally is a certified Personal Care Home Administrator in Pennsylvania.
In 2016, Lori founded Open Door Training & Development, an organization whose focus is “opening doors of understanding on dementia.” She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, and she holds the designation through the National Certification Board for Alzheimer’s & Aging Care as a Certified Alzheimer’s Educator.
Lori conducts dementia education sessions, as well as leadership, teambuilding, communication, and other human resources-related sessions throughout the United States. She speaks at conferences, support groups, churches, community events, and leads educational sessions with front-line staff in long-term care facilities.
Lori is the author of two books, “Set the Course: Best HR Practices for Long-Term Care Leaders” and “Training Your Team for Dementia Care Excellence.”