Kathy Kuhn, Director of Workforce Development, CADER, Appointed to Governor’s Elder Protective Services Commission

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April 5th, 2013

Kathy Kuhn, MSW, LICSW, director of workforce development, Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research, has been appointed by Governor Patrick to serve on the City of Boston’s Elder Protective Services Commission, effective immediately.

Kuhn has worked at the Center (formally IGSW) since 2004 and is the Center’s director of workforce development. During her tenure here, Kuhn has played a critical role in building the Center’s online capability and creating its catalog of more than 50 online courses. Her current focus is on developing work-based supports for client organizations, including the Workforce Development Toolkit, which will include guides and tools to enable clients to optimize the impacts of online learning. Kuhn also is a lecturer at Boston University School of Social Work.

Prior to her work at Boston University, she was the clinical director of geriatric mental health and linguistic outreach at Kit Clark Senior Services. Before joining Kit Clark, she served as director of social services and continuing care at Marlborough Hospital. Kuhn is also active in advocacy efforts to improve the provision of mental health services to older adults, including serving on the statewide Elder Mental Health Committee for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, co-chairing the Mental and Cognitive Health Committee for the Boston Partnership for Older Adults, being a member of the National Mental Aging Network Leadership Committee of the American Society on Aging (ASA), and serving as a mentor in ASA’s New Ventures in Leadership.