Leadership and Staff

Bronwyn Keefe, M.S.W., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Director, CADER
Research Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

Dr. Keefe is a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University’s School of Social Work. She is also the Director of Boston University’s Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research (CADER). Dr. Keefe has many years of experience in research, evaluation, and project leadership. She has extensive experience in developing curriculum and evaluating training initiatives for professionals who work with older adults and people with disabilities. Dr. Keefe’s research interests are in long-term service and support delivery; community-based programs and services; intersection of aging and disability programs and policies; social work effectiveness; workforce development; online curriculum development; program and training evaluation. Dr. Keefe brings years of experience running large randomized controlled trials from her years at the Depression Clinical Research Program located at Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Department. She also has extensive experience managing research projects and grants through her work at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Kathy Kuhn, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Director of Workforce Development

Kathy Kuhn, MSW, LICSW, is the Director of Workforce Development at the Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) at Boston University’s School of Social Work. At CADER, she has been involved in developing national online training programs in aging. Prior to her work at Boston University, Ms. Kuhn worked extensively with older adults in health and mental health settings including 10 years as the Clinical Director of Geriatric Mental Health and Linguistic Outreach at Kit Clark Senior Services in Boston, MA where she was also the HIPAA Officer.  Ms. Kuhn was also the Director of Social Services and Continuing Care at Marlborough Hospital in Marlborough MA for 10 years and she also served on the hospital Ethics Committee. In 2011, she received the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers – Greatest Contribution to Social Work Practice award. Ms. Kuhn is also involved in several advocacy efforts to improve the provision of services to older adults, particularly through her work with the Massachusetts Aging and Mental Health Coaliton. In 2013, she was appointed as the Geriatric Mental Health Specialist to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Elder Abuse.

Amelia Paini, M.S.W.
Program Manager

Amelia Paini, MSW is a Program Manager at CADER and has 10 years of experience in the social service field with the past five years focused on evaluation, program management, and content development in training programs created for individuals working with older adults and adults with disabilities. Prior to working at Boston University, Ms. Paini worked as Associate Director of Client Services at HouseWorks in Newton, MA, a homecare agency providing services to older adults and people with disabilities. She was responsible for writing care plans and managing services for approximately 80 clients and advocating for clients to help them achieve their care plan vision.

Rita Marsh, MSW, LCSW
Manager of Workforce and Curriculum Development

Rita Marsh, MSW, LCSW, is the Manager of Workforce and Curriculum Development at the Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) at Boston University’s School of Social Work. At CADER, she is involved in developing national online training programs in aging and extending the CADER program to new members for the ever-changing workforce. Prior to her work at Boston University, Ms. Marsh was the Member Engagement Manager at LeadingAge MA, an organization representing the full continuum of mission-driven, not-for-profit providers of health care, housing, and services for older persons in Massachusetts. Ms. Marsh is also the current board president of Boston Bridge, Inc. a professional development organization for emerging professionals in the field of aging. In 2008, Ms. Marsh worked with Beacon Hill Village to create the infrastructure for the national Village to Village Network, bringing together communities worldwide that want to start their own aging-in-community initiatives. She received her Masters of Social Work from Boston College in 2008.

Anna Stathopoulou
Online Training Manager

Anna Stathopoulou is the Online Training Manager at CADER and has been with CADER since 2004. Ms. Stathopoulou implements and manages training programs for clients. She is also responsible for customizing the client experience by creating and maintaining training portals and programs in the Blackboard learning management system.

Nathalie Cao Andreae
Student Services Coordinator

Nat joined CADER in 2016 after 20+ years in private sector working in sales, marketing and operations at technology companies ranging from privately-held startup to large enterprise.