Leadership and Staff

Bronwyn Keefe, M.S.W., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Interim 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 Interim 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.

Scott Miyake Geron, M.S.W., Ph.D.  (advisor)
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

Dr. Geron has extensive experience in conducting program evaluations; applied policy research with the elderly, chronically mentally ill and other long-term care populations; and research studies. He also is an expert in development of consumer-based measures of service quality. From 1994 through 1997, he was Principal Investigator of a successful three-year National Institute on Aging study to develop a measure of client satisfaction for frail older adults who received home-based services.  The Home Care Satisfaction Measure developed by Dr. Geron and his colleagues is now widely used by states and programs around the country, and has been adopted by the U.S. Administration on Aging as a key performance outcome measure. Dr. Geron has also studied and written extensively about care management and care coordination for older adults.  He was part of a Robert Woods Johnson grant to establish standards for care management in long-term care.

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.

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.

Nat Cao Andreae
Student Services Coordinator

Nat is the newest member of the CADER team. She came to CADER after 20+ years in private sector working in sales, marketing and operations at technology companies ranging from privately-held startup to large enterprise.