Social Workers offer information, education, and access to community-based services. They develop resources for HD families and health care professionals in the local area and maintain a helpline for families needing assistance. They also provide in-services to long term care facilities where persons with HD reside, assist with the disability application process, facilitate support groups, and identify and develop relationships with the local medical community.
- Tennessee Chapter Social Worker - Tennessee is fortunate to have a part-time Tennessee HDSA Chapter social worker. Margo Bradley, LCSW. She can be reached by calling the Tennessee HDSA Helpline - (901) 609-9127, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the HDSA National Toll-Free Helpline - 1-800-345-HDSA (4372). Due to the part-time nature of her work, Margo may often return calls one to two days after a message is left. Margo earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Buffalo and has extensive social work experience in behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and hospice. Margo will be supporting HD patients and families throughout the state of Tennessee. She works independently and is not a part of or associated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Center of Excellence (Memphis), Vanderbilt HDSA Center of Excellence, any HD clinic, or any neurology practice.
- Vanderbilt Center of Excellence Social Worker - Lisa Hale, LMSW, serves as the social worker for the Vanderbilt HDSA Center of Excellence. She can be reached by phone at (615) 936-1924 or by email to email@example.com. Lisa earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work. She began full-time work as the Vanderbilt Center of Excellence social worker in March 2016. In addition, she has training and social work experience with patients with disabilities and their families, adoption assessments and family placement, geriatric issues, and child abuse and family dynamics.
- Erlanger Partner Center of Excellence Social Worker - Sarah A. Hines, MSSW, LCSW, currently serves as clinical social worker and psychotherapist for the Erlanger HDSA Partner Center of Excellence. She can be reached by phone at (423) 778-9001 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sarah earned her Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) degree at the University of Texas at Austin, She has completed training in cognitive behavior therapy, and has extensiev experience in providing counseling and psychosocial support services to patients with terminal and chronic illnesses, cognitive deficits, behavioral health concerns, grief/loss issues, and needs related to educating children about illness. Sarah is passionate about education and community outreach, and has presented at numerous local and national conferences/venues.