Social Work/Elderly Expert Witness LA 532778

Expertise Description

My career in social work has spanned over 25 years. I specialize in aging and long term care, nursing home care quality, social work provision in nursing homes, interdisciplinary studies of healthy aging, policy issues of aging, retirement, work and productivity of elders, disaster planning and recovery with vulnerable persons. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a social work expert witness for more than 15 years.

Areas of Expertise

Relevant Experiences

I have a PhD in social work with expertise in long term care quality specifically in the skilled nursing home setting. Practice background was both a social service director in two CT facilities (120 beds each), and later served as a Regional Ombudsman in SW CT where I worked with 34 facilities. I continue to train social service providers in Louisiana – asked by the LA Nursing Home Assn to consult for the past 14 years.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Social Work Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service – New York New York
M.S. Social Work University of Connecticut School of Social Work – Hartford CT
B.A. Sociology Keene State College – Keene NH

Licenses Certifications

Licensed Master Social Worker – State of Louisiana

Awards & Affiliation

The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work
Society for Social Work and Research
Gerontological Society of America
Southeastern Psychological Association
Council on Social Work Education

Primary Affiliation

The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work