“I have lived and worked in North Central Florida since 1978. My professional work and community service have always been focused on improving the lives of older persons living in our community.
My work experience includes case management in state and federally funded senior service programs and training of Assisted Living Facility personnel. I contributed to proposed state legislation and developed senior volunteer programs. I managed not-for-profit service and education programs, coordinated in-home health care services, and continue to facilitate care-giver support group meetings.
As my mother’s care-giver I arranged for and managed the help and support she needed, encouraging her while helping her to remember her many life accomplishments. I experienced the joy of making a difference in another person’s life.
My mother’s memory inspires my work. I am an Elder Advocate and I make a difference in my community...one person at a time.”