Overview

The work of the Aging Life Care Professional™/geriatric care manager is rewarding; however, it can be stressful and cause one to feel isolated at times, especially in a small or solo practice. Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) Chapters offer opportunities to connect with professional colleagues, providing a venue in which everyone “speaks the same language,” regardless of individual professional disciplines.

Your ALCA Membership includes the valuable benefit of membership in one of our nine regional chapters. Chapters offer excellent opportunities to meet with colleagues on a local or regional basis. In addition to sharing and learning from one another, chapters provide a variety of opportunities for educational and professional growth.

Chapter Offerings

Each Chapter is committed to offering services that provide members with the following opportunities:

  • Communication
  • Education and Networking
  • New Member Support
  • Peer Supervision
  • Professional Development and Leadership

Each Chapter may define services differently and may offer the following:

Opportunity Services that may be offered
Communication E-Newsletter
Print Newsletter
Website
Education
and Networking
Scheduled Programs
Webinars
Chapter Conferences
Chapter Meetings
Chapter Listserv
Units: Units provide a local/regional forum to network,
provide education, and promote local projects.
New Member
Support
New Member Welcome
Orientation Packets
Phone Support
Peer Supervision Case Conferencing
Connection to existing peer groups
Informal Teleconferences
Mentoring
Professional
Development
and Leadership
Webinars
Opportunities to participate on boards and committees

To learn more about our ALCA Regional Chapters, please visit each chapter’s website.

Contact a Chapter

Current members – get active within your chapter! Contact a Chapter President to learn how you can be a part of Chapter programs, conferences, local units, or peer case conferencing!

Florida Chapter
(Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)
www.fgcma.org
Connie O. McKenzie, RN, CMC
Firstat RN Care Management Services
(954) 486-1990
www.firstathealthcare.com

Mid-Atlantic Chapter
(Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)
www.midatlanticgcm.org
Denise M. Valerio, ACSW, LSW, C-ASWCM
Valerio Care Management, LLC
(215) 896-6756
www.valeriocaremanagement.com

Midwest Chapter

(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ontario)
Debra Feldman, MSW, LCSW, CMC
Debra D. Feldman & Associates, LTD
(847) 913-1700
www.ddfcaremanagement.com

New England Chapter
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Quebec)
www.gcmnewengland.org
Mary Anne Wonn, BSN, RN, CMC
Eldercare Solutions of Greater Boston, LLC.
(978) 621-1670
www.eldercaresolutions-gb.com

New Jersey Chapter

Benni Versaci, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Spectrum Care Management & Counseling, LLC
(973) 530-4155
www.spectrumgeriatric.com

New York Chapter
www.nygcm.org
Theodora Spelbrink, MA, CMC
Heaven Can Wait, LLC
(917) 319-5583
www.heavencanwaitllc.com

South Central Chapter

(Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)
Angela F. Thomas, MSN, RN, CMC
Caring with Grace, LLC
(214) 789-6402
www.caringwithgrace.com

Southeast Chapter

(Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)
Amy Lynn Natt, MS, CSA, CMC
Aging Outreach Services
(910) 692-0683
www.agingoutreachservices.com

Western Region Chapter

(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, British Colombia)
Ann Bradford, BSW, MSW, CMC
LivHOME, Inc.
(949) 794-9470
www.livhome.com/OrangeCounty