Social Security Administration, Retired
Experience: 33 years with Social Security Administration. Initially began my career in 1966 several months after Medicare started in July. Prior to SSI starting in January of 1974 I was working on special projects to find eligible beneficiaries in our service area. I started out as a GS-2 clerical and retired as a GS-11 Claims Representative taking and processing claims for retirement and disability as well as fraud, overpayments. On several occasions I visited nursing homes and also gave speeches. I represented Social Security at the County Fair and State Fair as well as giving speeches. Trained new employees and worked as a mentor.
Education: High School Graduate and some college courses. Training for my new positions at work.
Board Memberships, Organizations, Clubs or Associations affiliations: Previously on ARC Downriver board. I was on the Wayne County Parent Advisory Committee and served as President for several years. I was a Parent Trainer for C.A.U.S.E. (Citizens Alliance for Special Education) for over 10 years. Intense training in Lansing for this position then when an organization wanted a speaker I, either alone or with another parent trainer, would go to give a speech and answer questions.
Personal Passions: The mentally and physically disabled population.