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Last updated: 6/13/2016
Community 360°
Nonprofit Organization
   
Profile Link: http://www.nonprofitam.org/member/community360
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Community 360°
Executive Director
P.O. Box 3301
Omaha
68103   [ Map ]
402 556-8032 (Phone)
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Additional Information
  P20 - Human Service Organizations, X20 - Christianity
Education/Experience
Education:
• Ph.D., Gerontology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
• Master of Arts, Gerontology, (May 2008), University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Public Affairs and Community Service, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68182 - 2006
• Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Public Affairs and Community Service, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68182 - 2006
• Bachelor of Arts, Music, Duquesne University, College of Music, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , 500 Forbes Ave 15282 - 1978
• Officer Training School, United States Air Force - 1982

Experience:
• Executive Director, Communty-360 (formerly Desert Ministries, Inc.), Omaha, Nebraska – 1992 to Present
• Adjunct Faculty Member, University of Nebraska at Omaha – 2008 to Present


Social/Volunteer Organizations
Member of:
Gerontological Society of America
American Society on Aging
Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society, Institute of Gerontology
Omaha Chamber of Commerce
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Awards:
•2011 “Nominee of the Midwestern Association of Graduate School (MAGS) Excellence in Teaching Award”
•“2010 Course Development Grant Recipient” University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extended Education & Outreach
•“New Cassel Distinguished Service Award” – New Cassel Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska - 2008
•“Volunteer of the Year” awarded by Life Care of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska - 2005

Research interests:
o Efficacy of socialization of nursing home residents to reduce staff burden.
o Volunteer profile: who responds to work with the elderly?
o Role of ritual in spiritual life of persons experiencing Alzheimer’s disease.
o Barriers to faith community involvement in the local nursing home.
o Dynamics of families with loved-ones living in long-term care facilities.