Leading our Prepare for Success Workshops
Paul Olander - Lead Instructor
Paul Olander, MSW, JD, LCSW has worked for decades in the healthcare field after prior careers in industry and the law. Paul has served as Director of Behavioral Health, Care Management and Palliative Care Service departments for a metro Atlanta hospital system, has had a private psychotherapy practice and has provided clinical supervision for newly licensed Master Social Workers. Paul has also served for the last several years as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor teaching clinical skills to graduate students at the University of Georgia School of Social Work. In addition to teaching, Paul has participated in multiple clinical CEU presentations and is certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and as a Clinical Trauma Professional. Paul is an Associate at the Atlanta Center For Wellness, LLC and will serve as the Lead Instructor for Prepare for SUCCESS!.
Dr. Jackie Pray
Dr. Jackie Pray, owner and director of Social Work Unlimited, has 40+ years of professional social work experience, which includes academic appointments, administration & management, grants & contract management, training and professional development, and direct practice. She has been actively involved in providing licensure exam prep services in GA and other states since 1999. In addition, she has authored numerous articles published in professional journals and is experienced in writing proposals and reports. Her resume includes an extensive list of professional trainings and conference presentations. She also has a consistent record of volunteer involvement in many service arenas throughout her professional career. Dr. Jackie Pray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia, and maintains professional membership in the National Association of Social Workers and the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work. See http://socialworkunlimited.com/ for more information.
Nancy P. Kropf, MSW, PhD has 35 years of experience as a social work practitioner, researcher, and academic. She has been a faculty member at multiple institutions and currently is dean and professor at Georgia State University. In her academic administrative roles, she has prepared graduates for social work, geriatrics and professional health care careers. In addition, she has extensive experience in curriculum design, instruction, and competency-based assessment. She holds membership in state and national membership organizations in social work and geriatrics/gerontology which is her area of specialization. Nancy is co-author or co-editor of eleven books, and almost 100 professional articles or book chapters. Nancy is also a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America which is the largest multidisciplinary organization for aging practice and research.
Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C, CJT is the Associate Director of Survivorship Programs at the Young Survival Coalition where the focus of her work is providing counseling and support to women age 40 and younger affected by breast cancer as well as program development for this population. She has provided supervision to individuals working toward clinical licensure since 2011. Jean has crafted and led workshops for mental health and nursing professionals addressing compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress and self-care. She has crafted and led workshops for re-establishing intimacy after cancer. Jean is on the faculty of the Center for Journal Therapy’s Therapeutic Writing Institute where she teaches classes on grief and body image. Jean has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on varied topics related to her work and interests.