Friends Life Care Partners is committed to the belief that all clients have the right to be treated with respect, dignity and fair treatment - free from discrimination, including that based on age, race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, national origin, or disability. Friends Life Care Partners strives to make every reasonable accommodation to serve all clients in a manner consistent with our mission, service offerings and available resources.
Elise N. Lamarra, MS, BSN, RN
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer Elise Lamarra joined Friends Life Care Partners in March 2007 to lead the Care Coordination Department. In 2009 she was promoted to vice president of clinical operations for Friends Life Care and another subsidiary of Friends Life Care Partners: Intervention Associates, a care management and guardianship organizations. Elise also serves as corporate risk manager, system-wide.
At Friends Life Care, Elise oversees the Care Coordination and Admissions Departments as well as risk management. She has more than 33 years of clinical, administrative and managerial experience in acute care, home health care, hospice care and managed care. For the last 26 years, she has devoted her career to home care and hospice work, 24 years of which were in executive positions. Elise is a member of the Pennsylvania Home Care Association and serves on its Public Policy Committee. She also serves on the boards of Leading Age PA and Friends Services for the Aging.
Elise earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and Leadership at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Elise has made presentations at the local and national level including LeadingAge, the American Society on Aging and the Montgomery County (PA) Estate Planning Council.