Sheri L. Samotin, President
Sheri Samotin, President
Sheri Samotin is a Certified National Guardian, certified Professional Daily Money Manager, and a Certified Professional Coach. She founded LifeBridge Solutions after watching friends and family members struggle. Through a determined and steady progression and career path, Sheri has developed the skills and expertise that enable her to assist and guide her clients in a caring and knowledgeable manner.
Sheri brings more than 30 years of business and management experience to LifeBridge Solutions. Sheri was a Managing Director at The Wilkerson Group, a division of IBM Healthcare Consulting where for fourteen years she represented clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and health services industries.
Subsequently, Sheri managed a medical practice, gaining invaluable knowledge of medical insurance; it was here that she honed her skills as a keen negotiator, providing medical claims advocacy services on behalf of the practice and the patients.
Immediately prior to founding LifeBridge Solutions in 2009, Sheri served as the Chief Operating Officer for a national management consulting firm where she oversaw all day-to-day operations and coached the firm's executives.
In addition to her certifications, Sheri is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a degree in economics, and also holds a master of business administration (MBA) from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Sheri is a member of the National Guardianship Association, the Florida State Guardian Association, the InterAgency Council of Naples, and the American Association of Daily Money Managers where she serves on the Board.
Karen Virdinlia, Client Service Coordinator
Karen Virdinlia, Client Service Coordinator, is responsible for managing daily office operations and client service administration needs, as well as assisting Sheri with company operations. She has earned certification from the State of Florida in Information Security and Privacy Awareness.
Karen's client service and office management career spans nearly two decades - from administrative management duties with a New England-based pharmaceutical company to most recently serving as Development Assistant for a Naples' non-profit tasked with helping area children. Beyond her unique set of computer software skills, Karen is consistently recognized for her client service skills and professional standards - earning multiple awards in these areas.
A Massachusetts native, Karen resides in Naples with her husband. They have two adult children.