CQES Staff

CQES Executive Board and Educators

  Founder & Instructor : Gretchen Batis CMIS, Q.D.C.S.

With more than 11 years in Elder Care, a Certified Memory Impaired Specialist, Qualified Dementia Care Specialist (AFA) and Geriatric Care Manager, Gretchen seeks to address the educational needs of the Nevada caregiver. Her goal is to provide quality instruction on the mandated training for Direct Care Workers. Gretchen has opened the first private Postsecondary School for Direct Care Workers and Personal Care Attendants in the State of Nevada. 

With extensive written materials and visual aids as well as class participation the educational environment is stimulating and motivational. CQES promotes professionalism and ethics for all Direct Care Workers.

          Executive Board 


  • Gretchen Batis  CMIS, Q.D.C.S
  • Priscilla L. Santayana, M.Ed., RN, B-C