My life’s work and commitment has been social justice, advocacy for the under-represented, and empowering others to build/broaden/utilize life skills.  I have worked both with children, families and senior citizens during my career.  Diversity of all types: racial, ethnic, socio-economic, age, sexual orientation is and always has been uppermost in my mind and heart, both in my career and in my personal life’s journey.

 

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Westchester State University. Westchester, Pennsylvania. B.S. Early Childhood Education.  1976.
  • Temple University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. M.S.W. 1986.
  • LCSW. State of Pa. 1989. State of Arizona 1992.

 

SKILLS:

  • Program administration
  • Advising/training boards of directors
  • Mediation
  • Presenting workshops/training sessions
  • Communication/counseling individuals & groups
  • Fundraising for charitable organizations

 

CAREER:

  • Counselor for Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, Bucks County, PA. 1978-1980.
  • Social Worker & U.S. Adoptions Program Administrator- Welcome HouseAgency, Doylestown, Pa. 1980- 1985.
  • Program Director & Social Worker- Adoptions International & USA, Philadelphia, Pa. 1986-1991.
  • Founder and Director- Adoption Playshops! Program.  Scottsdale, Arizona,1994- 2014.