I have been with Los Angeles County for 20 years now, the last 10 of which as Training Manager of Adult Protective Services (APS). APS is a state-mandated 24/7 program that investigates allegations of elder and dependent adult abuse. LA County has the largest APS program in the State, employing 160 plus social workers in 24 field offices. As a Training Manager, I oversee the training of new and veteran social workers. Additionally, I coordinate the program's outreach activities to create awareness of elder and dependent adult abuse and provide resources and information on reporting procedures. I'm actively engaged with the community, collaborating with the District Attorney's Office, Law Enforcement Agencies, medical professionals, emergency personnel/first responders, financial entities, and various stakeholders.
I obtained my Master's Degree from Pacific Oaks, so I am thrilled to be teaching here. I'm currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Gerontology. I hope to finish my doctoral studies in 2020.
|Curriculum Advisory Committee Member||Adult Protective Services Workforce Innovations, San Diego State University School of Social Work|