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Meet Our Staff

Ellen Curelop, President

ellenMs. Curelop’s specialty is providing care primarily in elderly and chronically ill populations in need of advocacy.

A graduate of Skidmore College, she served on the BEAS Medical Care Advisory Committee, Real Choices Consumer Advisory Committee, and the American Society on Aging. Ms. Curelop is a member ofthe National Association of Professional Geriatric Case Managers, the National Gerontologic Nursing Association, and participated in the New Hampshire Nursing Home Transition Project.

Ms. Curelop is an avid advocate for the practice of self-reliance, and empowerment of individuals in making their own choices about their lives. She supports educating people so that they can make informed and appropriate decisions about their care. She promotes individualized and consumer-directed care plans.

Prior to founding Life Coping, Inc., Ms. Curelop had leadership roles at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the former Memorial Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire. She also gained legislative experience working for United States Senator Warren Rudman.

Joey Rolfe, Clinical Director

Joey Rolfe is a registered nurse who serves as Clinical Director at Life Coping. Prior to joining the agency, Joey spent many years working in clinical, supervisory and management positions in home and community care for children and adults. Joey is a wellness specialist with assessment and teaching experience in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, asthma education and medication management. Joey has also worked closely with physicians and clients teaching disease management, and has always focused on treating the “whole person” not just the disease.

Jebb Curelop, Financial Manager

jebb_curelopJebb Curelop is the Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Life Coping. Jebb joined Life Coping in 2002, and before that, spent 15 years in corporate finance in New York and Paris. He worked as a foreign exchange trader and also established a corporate foreign exchange and treasury sales desk for the Mitsubishi Bank in Paris. He also served as the Assistant United States Representative for the Caisse Centrale des Banques Populaires.

At Life Coping, he has managed non- clinical day to day operations management, served as a legislative liaison and contract negotiator. Jebb managed the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Respite program from 2003-2005 which serviced more than 500 families.

He has a Bachelors degree in French and Spanish from Kenyon College and a management certificate from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

Susan Rydberg, RN, MS, Case Manager and Program Coordinator

Susan is a Certified Public Manager and is the former Case Management Liaison and Choices for Independence Waiver Appeals Coordinator for the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services. She has extensive experience in clinical nursing and healthcare management. Susan has worked as a home care services coordinator and a visiting nurse. Her specialties are physical rehabilitative medicine and holistic health.

In her program coordinator role, Susan evaluates program effectiveness, devises evaluation methodology and implementation options and coordinates activities of a program with inter-related activities of other programs or staff to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures and specifications. A member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, she is a published author and holistic health consultant.

Melissa Lambert, Director of Case Management for Developmental Disabilities and Acquired Brain Disorders.

Melissa Lambert is the Director of Case Management for Developmental Disabilities and Acquired Brain Disorders. Prior to joining the Life Coping team Melissa held positions at Crotched Mountain School and also at Region IV, Monadnock Developmental Services. In those capacities she always sought to be a respected and trusted leader on teams focused on individuals with disabilities. She strives to network within the community and find the most appropriate supports needed for quality programming. Along with being an active listener and advocate for people’s rights and the choice to be as independent as possible.

As an eternal but realistic optimist, Melissa is a skilled and experienced navigator of complex issues. Combined with her extensive knowledge of resources, she strives to optimize the quality of life, independence and inclusion in the community for those she advocates for.