Jullie2016President

Jullie Gray, MSW, LICSW, CMC
Aging Wisdom
Bellevue, WA

Jullie is a principal at Aging Wisdom, a care management firm in Seattle, Washington. She combines three decades of experience in healthcare and aging, is an award winning care manager and is Past President of the Aging Life Care Association® (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers).

Jullie attended the University of Washington where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare, Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Specialization in Healthcare, and a Certificate in Geriatric Mental Health. Jullie has been an Affiliate instructor for the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. She participates in local community advisory groups focused on aging.

 

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Kate Granigan, MSW, LICSW, CASWCM
LifeCare Advocates
Newton, MA

Ms. Kate Granigan is a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College in 1994. She worked as a clinician at Bay State Community Services and as a medical social worker for Special Care Visiting Nurses Association and Managed Health Care.  Ms. Granigan founded C.A.R.E., a Care Management practice, in 1999, and in June of 2009 C.A.R.E. merged with Overlook Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Services, part of the non-profit Masonic Health System. Ms. Granigan is the Vice President of Care Management for Overlook CARE, with a staff of Professional Care Managers, both nurses and social workers that provide assistance, advocacy and guidance to elders and those with disabilities and their families.

Ms. Granigan is an active member of NASW and the Aging Life Care Association® (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) New England Chapter (NAPGCM-NE), and Past President of the NAPGCM-NE.  Ms. Granigan is active in the community, a former Board Member for the Scituate Council on Aging, the Education Committee for South Shore Coalition of Workers with the Elderly, and a current Board Member for Massachusetts Guardianship Association, and NACCM. Ms. Granigan lectures regularly on topics related to aging, caregiving, and elder care.

 

Directors

abramsamy_2017Amy Abrams, MPH, MSW
Education and Outreach Manager, Alzheimer’s San Diego
San Diego, CA

Amy Abrams holds a joint Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health from San Diego State University, and is the Education and Outreach Manager for Alzheimer’s San Diego, an innovative non-profit organization that provides care and support to those impacted by dementia, while advancing critical disease research. She is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s community education and professional training programs, delivering vital information for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, caregivers, and the professional community.

Amy has been a member of the Aging Life Care Association® since 2004, and served on the Board of Directors at both the national and chapter levels. She has worked in the field of aging services for nearly two decades, and held the CMC certification through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers for ten years. Amy co-founded a care management and in-home care organization in San Diego, California, and is a passionate educator and vocal advocate for aging and disabled adults everywhere.

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Carmen Morano, PhD
Professor, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and Director, Silberman Aging: A Hartford Center of Excellence in Diverse Aging
New York, NY

Dr. Carmen Morano is a Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and Director of Silberman Aging: A Hartford Center of Excellence in Diverse Aging. His research has focused on building models of competency-based education and training, specifically in the areas of aging and interprofessional health care. He is a Fulbright Specialist Candidate, Past-Chair of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary Community-based Linkages and the Former Managing Editor of the Journal for Gerontological Social Work. His most recent work has focused on linking medical and social systems of care in New York City. Carmen has lectured extensively on care coordination, interprofessional models of education, and person-centered participant-directed service delivery.

proeger_2017Charlene Proeger, PhD, CMC, LMFT
Proeger & Associates, Inc.
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Proeger has owned her own Elder Care Management business since 1993. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and qualified for national certification as a Certified Care Manager (CMC) in 1997.

Dr. Proeger was a Director of the Board of the Aging Life Care Association® (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) and served a two-year term on the Executive Committee. She chaired the Chapter Development Committee from 2002-2007. She was honored with the President’s Award in 2003 and has been a Fellow in the Leadership Academy since 2003. She chaired the Standards Committee from 2008 through 2016, and continues to serve on that committee.

Dr. Proeger was honored with the prestigious Adele Elkind Award by the Aging Life Care Association® at the 2015 conference in Denver. She is a past President of the Florida Aging Life Care Association. Her peers chose her for the Outstanding Florida Chapter Member award in 1999 and 2002.

Stephanie Swerdlow, LCSW, CMC
Elder Options, Inc.
Hollywood, FL

Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Advanced Professional/Fellow Member of the National Association of Professional Care Managers.  In 2003, Stephanie founded Elder Options, Inc. after working as a Professional Geriatric Care Manager since 1995. Stephanie served on the Board of the Aging Life Care Association® (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) for 6 years and is currently serving as the 2016 President of the Florida Chapter.