A New England native and graduate of UMASS Amherst School of Management, Liz obtained her Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico State University in 2000. Shortly after that, she returned to beautiful Western Massachusetts with her family to begin her professional geriatric social work career.
At Anchorage, Liz's supervisors supported the elimination of the impotent nursing home "social services" position in favor of a clinical geriatric social work model. She used her advanced training to assist in creating a program of dignity, community and comfort from first day of admission to end of life. E ventually she agreed to be trained as a Licensed Administrator to care for more than 40 employees and 32 residents in total.
Liz combined her business and clinical acumen to institute policy and environmental changes in the service of individualized quality care. After financial, clinical and plant modernization goals were met, she moved on to the Center for Extended Care at Amherst as a financial consultant . Shortly after, she took some time to be the full time caregiver for her children.
Her private practice began in 2103 and has been helping older adults and their families navigate through the tough decisions complicit with aging.
Licenses, Certifications and Professional Memberships
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, State of Massachusetts, March 2006 to June 2008
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager, National (C-ASWCM), May 2014 to present
National Association of Social Workers, National May 2014 to present
Certified Advanced Aging Care Manager/Aging Life Care (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers), July 2014 to present
adding value through psychiatric, legal, resource and financial expertise.