Speaking Engagements

(November 2014) Counseling the Aging Population. Panel presentation at Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Annual Mental Health Summit. Atlanta, GA

(July 2014). Conversations Across Generations: Family Therapy with Aging Families. Presentation at the Georgia Gerontology Society Annual Conference. Braselton, Georgia. 

(December 2012). Family Systems in Caregiving. Presentation at the Athens Community Council on Aging. Athens, GA.

(February 2011). Family Caregiver Dynamics. Presentation at the First African-American Church of Athens. Athens, GA.

(June 2010). Just When You Thought It Was Over: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Presentation at the African American Healthy Marriage Initiative, 5th Annual Connecting Marriage Research to Practice Conference, Hampton University, Hampton, VA.

(May 2009). Kinship Care Navigators. Panel presentation at the Brookdale Foundation National Conference, Denver, Colorado.

(November 2008). Mentoring Strategies for Relative Caregivers. Presentation at the National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Chapter, Marietta, Georgia.

(October 2008). Rural Caregiving: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Georgia. Presentation at the Georgia Gerontology Society Annual Conference, Columbus, Georgia.

(March 2008). Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Georgia. Panel presentation at the University of Georgia African-American Families Conference. Athens, Georgia.

(November 2007). Georgia Department of Human Resources Statewide Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Summit. Communications Sub-Committee Chair and Statewide-regional breakout session coordinator and facilitator, Macon, GA.

(June 2007). Address Relative Caregiver Needs: Educating Legislators and Creating Successful Mentoring Programs for Relative Caregivers. Workshops presented at Brookdale Foundation, Relative as Parents Program, National Conference, Denver, CO.

(April 2006). The Power of One: Golden Nuggets of Wisdom from One Grandparent to Another and Grandparent’s Advocacy. Keynote speaker and breakout session facilitator at First Annual Minority Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference, Oklahoma Department of Aging, and Oklahoma City, OK. 

(March 2006). Kinship Care: A Statewide Program. Presentation at American Society on Aging and National Council on Aging Joint Conference, The Brookdale Foundation Relative as Parents Program Symposium, Anaheim, CA.

(November 2006). Kinship Care: A Statewide Program. Presentation at Heart of Georgia Area Agency on Aging Annual Caregiver Conference, Baxley, GA.

(September 2006). Kinship Care: A Statewide Perspective. Presentation at the Georgia Statewide Adult Protective Services Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.

(November 2005). Kinship Care: A Statewide Perspective. Presentation at the National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Chapter Annual Conference, Marietta, GA. 

Academic Lectures

(October 2008). Georgia State University. Master of Social Work Social Welfare Policy, Aging and Policy Lecture. Guest Lecture invitation from Deborah Whitley, PhD.

(February 2009). Georgia State University. Bachelor of Social Work, Introduction to Social Work. Aging 101 Lecture. Guest Lecture invitation from Professor Cynthia East, LMSW.