Leading our Prepare for Success Workshops
Paul Olander - Lead Instructor
Dr. Jackie Pray
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.