Meet our Trainers

FALA's trainers are certified and registered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs as core trainers and meet qualifications set forth in Florida Statute 429.52.  FALA trainers are required to meet and maintain standards set by the Association. 

Alberta Granger - FALA Director of Professional Development: Before retiring in 2009, Alberta served as the Manager of the Assisted Living Unit at the Agency for Health Care Administration for 12 years and a total of 35 years in Florida government in various roles.  Alberta trains in Tallahassee, Panama City, Gainesville, and Pensacola.  She provides Adult Family Care Home training in designated areas in the state and Alzheimer's training.  DOEA's ALF registration number #032.  Approved Alzheimer's Trainer number ALF 1130.  ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification number 10359.

Marlene Hunter - FALA Trainer:  Marlene is a former AHCA Surveyor and coordinator for the ALF Program, a former nationally Certified Health Care Investigator and a Certified ALF Administrator.  Marlene is also an approved trainer for Alzheimer's Level 1 and 2 for ALF's, ALF #154.  Marlene has more than 35 years of experience as an educator.  In addition to the CORE Training for Administrators, Managers and staff, she currently teaches Adult Family Care Home, ALF Continuing Education and Extended Congregate Care classes.


Anna Lopez - FALA Trainer: Anna is a former ALF surveyor supervisor with AHCA and worked with AHCA for nine years.  She has held various positions in the health care arena, including an ALF Administrator.  Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters in Forensic Psychology and Healthcare Administration.  She also holds certifications in the following areas: Food Protection Manager, ALF Core Certified, ALF #059, Alzheimer's Approved Trainer, ALF 7131 and Care Giving for the aging adult.  Anna is fluent in Spanish and will be providing the ALF core classes in Spanish in Miami-Dade County.


Charlie Grice, RN, has 23 years of experience in long term care. Charlie Worked in Skilled nursing as DON and became a nationally certified Long Term Care Director of Nursing and Geriatric Nurse.  She has worked in ALF as DON and Administrator, educator, Risk Management.  She is ALF Core trained, certified.  She is an approved Instructor for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders ALF # 649.  Charlie Currently is a consultant nurse for, LNS, ECC, Risk Management and Education for several Assisted Living Facilities in Pensacola area. 

Lydia J. Giles, RN, CPHQ, PhD-Lydia is a former Registered Nurse Consultant Supervisor with AHCA and has many years of experience in healthcare.  Her experience spans from skilled nursing, hospital, assisted living facilities, quality consulting to adjunct professor of allied health professions.  Lydia is a nationally Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). She holds a masters and doctoral degrees in Natural Health. Lydia is fluent in Spanish and will be teaching classes in both English and Spanish. ALF core certified, DOEA Registration # 061, and Alzheimer’s approved, Approval Number ALF 7333.


 Cheryl Clark-FALA Trainer.  Cheryl was a former Health Services and Facilities Consultant with the Assisted Living Unit at the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).  Cheryl retired from the State of Florida after 30 years of service.   Twenty three of those years at AHCA in various positions. Cheryl holds a Bachelor’s degree in business Marketing and is ALF Core Certified by the Department of Elder Affairs, DOEA registration #067 and is also an Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) training provider, approval number ALF 7639.  Cheryl trains in the panhandle from Pensacola to Jacksonville.