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2021 AOSW 37th Annual Conference Committee

Education Committee

The AOSW Education Committee ensures that the proposed and ongoing educational activities and projects are consistent with AOSW’s educational mission as nonprofit organization. The Education Committee informs the AOSW Board and membership of current and future educational activities and projects, and proposes and develops educational activities and projects in conjunction with the Board of Directors that support AOSW’s educational mission as a nonprofit organization.


Lisa M. Capparella, MSS, LCSW, OSW-C - Co-Chair
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health
Heather H. Goltz, PhD, LCSW, MEd - Education Chair
University of Houston-Downtown
Andrea R. Strouth, MSW - Co-Chair
Teresa R. Van Oort, MHA,MSSW,LCSWS,OSWC - Chair
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Professional Development & Leadership Series

This subcommittee is responsible for identifying professional development opportunities for AOSW members

Chelsea M. Kroll, MSW, LMSW, OSW-C - Chair
East Alabama Medical Center
Holly A. Adams, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C - Member
CHI Health Henry Lynch Cancer Center Lakeside Hospital
Christina Austin-Valere - Member
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Elizabeth Bornstein, LCSW, OSW-C, APHSW-C - Member
Sarasota Memorial Cancer Institute
Christina Ensinger - Member
Eileen K. Joyce, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C - Member
Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
Maureen Rigney, MSW, LCSW, LICSW - Member
Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Staff Liaisons

Jordan Burghardt
AOSW Member Services Manager
(847) 686-2295
[email protected]
Hannah Janvrin
Education Coordinator
[email protected]