Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium

The GSWEC program is administered by Partners in Care Foundation with oversight provided by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from partner Universities and Field Agencies. The Steering Committee is led by Co-Chairs meets quarterly to guide, support and advocate for the programs mission. In addition, members participate in sub-committees and represent GSWEC at various forums.

GSWEC Steering Committee Co-Chairs
June Simmons
MSW, CEO Partners in Care Foundation

Jennifer Jorge
LCSW Director Motion Picture and Television Fund

GSWEC Steering Committee

Name Organization
Lisa Ruiz-Vangelatos AltaMed
Julia Flores AltaMed
Cathy Ladd Alzheimer's LA
Lynne Conger, LCSW Alzheimer’s Orange County
Nikki Barrett, LCSW Alzheimer’s Orange County
Mark Odom, LCSW Alzheimer’s Orange County
Kimberly Setterlund, MSW, LCSW APU
Amy O’Rourke Arosa
Mary Brennan Arosa
Emily Brosius, LCSW Beach Cities
Melissa Andrizzi-Sobel, MSW Beach Cities
Lisa Jennings Cal State LA
Hermila Melero Cal State LA
Resheda Patterson, MSW CSUDH
Iris A’Hirataro, MSW CSUDH
Sharon Wetterau CSUDH
Debra Saxton, LCSW CSUF
Susan Salas CSULB
Darlene Woo, MSW CSUN
Jolene Swain, MSW CSUN
Eileen Koons, MSW Huntington Hospital
Kathleen Coatta Huntington Hospital
Linh Dickman Huntington Hospital
Teresa Hernandez Huntington Hospital
Linh Dickman Huntington Hospital
Teresa Hernandez Huntington Hospital
Kristen Tachiki Huntington Hospital
Steve Barlam Jewish Family Service - LA
Susan Mendlowitz-Belgrade Jewish Family Service - LA
Jennifer Jorge, LCSW Motion Picture and Television Fund
Dianne Golden, LCSW Pacific Clinics
Heather Brungardt Partners in Care Foundation
Jason Moriarty Partners in Care Foundation
June Simmons, MSW Partners in Care Foundation
Yvonne Sun, MA., LCSW SSG Silver
Gerardo Lavina, MSW UCLA
Kim Goodman, LCSW USC
Judith Axonovitz, LCSW USC
Sally Hammitt Veterans Administration
Michelle Wildy Veterans Administration
Dana Melching Veterans Administration
Martha Waite, MSW, LCSW
Molly Davies Wise and Healthy Aging
Miles McNeeley Wise and Healthy Aging

GSWEC Work Groups:

  • Student Engagement Work Group
    Jennifer Jorge and Darlene Woo, Co-Chairs
  • Field Education and Expansion Work Group
    Iris A’Hirataro and Miles McNeeley
  • Alumni Work Group
    Kristen Tachiki