Dorothy collaborates with Tasha to write the three elder care articles that appear in the monthly e-newsletter. Together they develop the editorial calendar and search the Internet and university libraries to find credible, evidence-based resources. Dorothy then writes the articles with a focus on family caregiver empowerment through education and support.
Dorothy was the valedictorian of her class, receiving her Masters in psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in San Francisco. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, focusing especially on issues related to aging and caregiving. Since 2005, she has been working as the Clinical Supervisor for the Redwood Caregiver Resource Center, advising family caregivers, conducting counseling sessions, and managing the in-house counseling program.
Before working with family caregivers, Dorothy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Food and Dietetics through San Jose State University in California. She went on to earn a graduate certificate in Science Communication through the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has worked as a freelance writer since 1983 and served as the Managing Editor for McKesson Corporation’s quarterly Health Spectrum magazine.