Special focus on
- Aging and Alzheimer's
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's and Movement Disorders
- B.A., Northwest Christian College 2001
- M.S.W., Portland State University 2006
I am very excited to be a part of the OHSU Department of Neurology, where I can continue to grow and expand social work services to this particular population. I serve the patients who are referred to me by providers in the Neurology clinics.
I have 12 years of experience working in the field of medical social work. Most of my experience comes from working in the hospital setting providing social work services to a variety of inpatient units, including general medicine, psychiatry, neurology, oncology, cardiac surgery, and the advanced care for the elderly. For 6 years I volunteered on the ethics consult team at Sacred Heart Medical Center where I grew an appreciation for advanced care planning and palliative care. I also have experience in home health, elder care, behavioral health, and working with youth and families.
In my free time, I can be found enjoying a number of activities outdoors, playing chess, spending time with family and friends, listening to music, reading, and learning about culture.Read more
Memberships and associations
- National Association of Social Workers