Compassionate Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 30 years of experience counseling and advocating for clients in Rehabilitation and Medical settings. History of encouraging and empowering clients toward improved self-esteem and decision making. Strong interest in providing the adult population with evidence-based clinical intervention.
Assisted in successful completion of many JCAHO and CARF surveys where 3 year certifications were awarded
Friend of Nursing Award 2019
Recipient of Outstanding Social Worker Award 2016 Senior Serve Hero Awards
High school mentor in Health Pathways program 2015-present
Guest Lecturer for CCRN Exam Review Course- "Coping/Adjusting to a Disability" 2010-2019
Guest Lecturer at CSULB nursing program- "Access to Medical Care in the Disabled Population"- 2009
Guest Lecturer at Santa Ana College's COTA program- 2012
Guest Lecturer in Rehab Resident's Educational Program- "Ethics in Rehab Medicine" 2010 & 2011
In-services training to rehab staff: "Advance Directives", "Dealing with the Angry Patient/Family", "Abuse Reporting", "Patient Rights"
Actively participated in the development and implementation of a neuro Day Treatment Program at La Palma Intercommunity Hospital's Rehab Unit
Winner of many Employee of the Month Awards and Applause Awards from client's served and Physicians/Co-workers
LCSW #LCS14290 since 1989
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