When not supporting and guiding her clients, Debbie Fins takes a leadership role in the professional development of fellow geriatric care managers (GCMs). Among her recent accomplishments:
- The New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) has elected Debbie as Vice President, a position that leads to President by ascension. A professional group of care managers in six New England states, the organization has about 250 members.
- Debbie has also been recently admitted as a Fellow of NAPGCM’s Leadership Academy. Fellows are certified GCMs who have demonstrated that they are advanced practitioners and experts in the field of geriatric care management, and who are committed to the mission, leadership, programs and activities of NAPGCM.
- With Emily B. Saltz, Debbie co-authored “Avoiding Nursing Home Placement: Community Long Term Care Options,” for Estate Planning for the Aging or Incapacitated Client, 3rd edition (2001), edited by Emily S. Starr and Donald Freedman.
In addition, Debbie was just re-certified as a care manager through the National Association of Certified Care Managers. This process, which occurs every three years, requires verification of her work and peer consultation, as well as fulfillment of required annual continuing education credits.