Monika White, PhD, MSW – SME

An experienced practitioner, educator, researcher, author, lecturer, administrator, and board member, Monika White has worked for more than 35 years in both the public and private sectors. Her work has focused on coordinating health, mental health and community-based service delivery systems for older adults and their families. A leading authority on care management, eldercare services, volunteer programs and healthy aging, she is a sought-after speaker and consultant nationally and internationally.

White is an adjunct associate professor at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (LA). She is a past president of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and a founding board member of the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. In 2009 she founded Monika White Consulting.

In addition to more than 40 published articles, book chapters, reference works and research or program reports on aging-related and program development topics, she serves on three editorial boards of professional journals. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to the field, most recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Council of Gerontology and Geriatrics. She was also selected as a topic expert (1995) and delegate at large (2005) for the White House Conference on Aging.

White received her BA in English from California State University (LA), and both her MSW and PhD in social work from the University of Southern California.