Cara cares about people. She strives to listen, gain an understanding of individual and family needs, work as part of a team, and provide options and choices. She began as a Care Coordinator in 2020. As an older person, Cara brings her real-life understanding of challenges faceed by people who experience dementia-related symptoms and those who experience physical and/or intellectual disabilities.
She has devoted her 30-year career in social services to help children, adults, and families improve the quality of their lives. She works diligently to assist folks in getting the supports and services they need to remain living in their homes and the community they choose.
Before working as a Care Coordinator, Cara worked in a variety of areas including mental health and/or addictions counseling, case management, with survivors of domestic violence, with people experiencing disabilities, and providing personal care services for elders in their homes. She honors cultural diversity and has worked with Alaska Native, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Filipino, and LGBTQ populations. She earned a doctorate in psychology degree in 2007.