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Meet the Management Team


Sharon K. Brothers, MSW

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Sharon brings over thirty years’ experience in senior care services to her passion as the founder and CEO of IPCed.

Sharon has an advanced degree in social work and leadership experience in multi-state Assisted Living corporations. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession.

Sharon has also been involved in voluntary community organizations including facilitating support groups for families and serving on Area Agency on Aging advisory boards.

Ryan Brooks

Ryan Brooks

Vice President of Sales

Ryan has been in the online education industry for over twelve years, as a Director/VP of Sales for the past ten. As an ongoing student of sales and psychology, his passion comes from teaching and coaching his salespeople on a ‘Socratic’ selling style that helps to ensure sales results and client satisfaction. He has personally trained over 100 sales, service and management professionals what it truly means to be consultative, and how those skills can translate to other areas of life and business.

Like many of IPCed’s clients and students, Ryan was attracted to the senior care industry in part by his own family’s experiences and need for care.

Cynthia McDaniel

Cynthia McDaniel, MSN RN

Lead Nurse Instructor

Cynthia ensures that IPCed's training programs represent best practices in care today. She has an extensive background in clinical care systems, regulatory compliance, program development, and nursing education. Cynthia previously worked as Director of Clinical Operations at Regency Pacific Management, Assistant Professor at Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing, and as a Nurse Consultant for the State of Oregon's Aging and People with Disabilities Division. Cynthia earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University.

Mel Llapitan

Mel Llapitan, MBA, MPM

Lead Instructor

Mel has worked in a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly (RCFE) since 1998. He holds a RCFE Administrator Certificate since 2000 and has worked with residents with all types of ailments including heart diseases, mental health diagnosis, dementia, etc.