EXPERIENCE

Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute

  • Medical Social Worker Manager, June 27, 2011 to present

HPH Hospice

  • Community Liaison, August 2005 to June 24, 2011

Kaplan University

  • Adjunct Instructor, Human Services, 2009 to present

Webster University

  • Adjunct Instructor, MHA, 2008

Saint Leo University

  • Adjunct Instructor, BSW, 2007

Catholic Charities

  • Contract Therapist , January 2005 to 2011

Hospice of Citrus County

  • Director of Community Services;
  • Director of Volunteers and Bereavement Services;
  • Director of Social Services, January 1992 to August 2005

Hospice of Hillsborough

  • Children’s Grief Specialist, September 1990 to January 1992

Forum U 3 Weight Loss Center

  • Owner and Administrator of franchises in Champaign, Illinois,
  • Danville, Illinois, and Warsaw, Indiana, 1985-1990

National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Northern Indiana Chapter

  • Program Director, 1983-1985

Association for Crippled Children and Adults

  • Social Worker, 1980-1983

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, AND LICENSURE

University of Illinois; Champaign, Illinois

  • MSW/Public Health Specialization, January 1992

Certification in Non-Profit Management

  • University of Illinois, May 2004

Certification in Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care, 2009

Certified Cancer Navigator, February 2012

  • Tobacco Cessation Specialist, 2013

Certification in Health Care Social Work

  • National Association of Social Work, 2004

Certification in Grief Therapy

  • Association in Death Education and Counseling, 1994

Florida Department of Professional Regulations

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker #SW-0004489, January 1995 to present
  • Qualified Supervisor Status, November 2002 to present

St. Francis College, Masters in Counseling

  • Five counseling courses completed,1985

Ball State University; Muncie, Indiana

  • BSW, Human Relations, May 1980

HONORS

  • Citrus County Most Admired Women in Healthcare, 2004
  • Paul Harris Fellow, 2011
  • Sertoma Citizen of the Year for Citrus County, 2003
  • Leadership Citrus Graduate, 2008
  • Nominated for National Hospice Organization Heart of Hospice Award, 1999
  • Nominated for Humble Servant Award, Citrus Chronicle, 2010

INTERESTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Monthly contributor, Village Crier newspaper, “Caregiver Connection”
  • Hostess of weekly TV Show “Navigating Cancer” 2011-2014
  • Producer / Host of “Every Day Is a Gift” weekly TV Show, 2005-2011
  • Citrus Aid Foundation Founding Board member, 2013
  • Give An Hour Veteran Volunteer, current
  • Ambassador, Citrus County Chamber, 2005-2011
  • Founding Board, Citrus County Senior Foundation, 2005-2013
  • NASW Florida Board member 2006-2011
  • Nature Coast Volunteers board member, 2005-2012
  • Sheriff Office Citizens Academy Graduate, 2007
  • Founder/ Director of Camp Good Hope for bereaved children 1995 to 2005
  • Founding Board Member for Jessie’s Place (Child Advocacy Center), 2008
  • Elder for Genesis Community Church, 2006-present
  • Presenter at local, state national conferences, 1993 to present
  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization member
  • Facilitator of Caregiver Groups for Alzheimer Association , 2007-2011
  • Crystal River Rotary, current