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Luanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with academic concentration in Mental Health, Alzheimer’s and various other types of Dementia and is the Education Director for the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. Luanne also has several years of experience serving those in hospitals, senior living, and hospice care; she is a passionate advocate for senior adults and meeting their care needs. She is an East Texas native and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with her bachelors and masters in social work. Luanne has several certifications in dementia care; she is a Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care Master Trainer, Dementia Caregiver specialist and Texas Oasis Dementia Trainer. Luanne conducts trainings for local hospitals, EMS first responders, sheriff and peace officers, workshops for caregivers, churches and trains volunteers. She is currently working with restaurants and other retail establishments in becoming dementia friendly partner with the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. Luanne is also working with Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in their recognition in becoming the 2nd dementia friendly hospital in the State of Texas.