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Area of Expertise

Jane Oderberg has worked in geriatric social work for 26 years in a variety of settings: senior citizen center, mental health agency, private psychiatric hospitals, long term care, assisted living, and dementia-specific facilities. She helped open the first in-patient geropsychiatric unit in Fort Worth and taught Introduction to Aging of the Nursing Home Administrators course at TCJC (now TCC). Jane holds professional memberships in the National Association of Social Workers, Tarrant Area Gerontological Society (founding member), Continuity of Care (board member), and Coalition for Quality End of Life Care (board member). She has facilitated many support groups for adults with aging relatives as well as dementia support groups, and speaks locally on a wide variety of topics related to aging. Jane also worked in oncology social work for 11 years as a social worker and program director of a local cancer non-profit organization.

Education/Academic qualification

M.A.Ed in Counseling, Loyola University

BA, University of Pittsburgh