Profile

Janet B. Underwood, MAG

Lived in Coachella Valley: Since 1989
Native of: Boston
Education: Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS,
Bachelor's Degree: 1981
The Wichita State University,
Master of Arts - Gerontology 1985

Career Highlights:
Founder - Director of SHARE-A-Home of Wichita: A shared housing program for seniors. 1982-1985

Clinical Coordinator of Community Development for Loma Linda Hospice, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA. 1986-1988

Founder - Clinical Coordinator of the Multi-disciplinary Geriatric Council, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA. 1986-1988

Marketing Director - Retirement Communities of CA, Costa Mesa,CA. 1988

Administrator - "The Palms at Loma Linda":
A Retirement Center for Well Elderly, Loma Linda, CA. 1988-1989

Instructor - Chapman University, Program in Long Term Care, Palm Desert, CA. 1990-1995

Program Coordinator and Primary Instructor - State Certification Program for Health Care Professionals, Palm Desert, CA 1991-1995

Founder - Executive Director - Senior T.V. (STV), Television by, for and about Seniors, Palm Desert, CA. 1990-Present

Regional Director for LifeSTEPS, a non-profit provider of Social Services and Affordable Housing. 2000- present

Publications:
Author: "The Share-A-Home Program of Wichita" in Jaffe, D. ed. Shared Housing for the Elderly: Greenwood Press, 1988, Greenwich, CT.

Editor: "Lifestyles After Forty", a monthly magazine, Palm Desert, CA.

Awards:
"The President's Council of Private Sector Initiatives and Volunteerism" for the Share-A-Home Program of Wichita. 1985

"The Communicator" Award 1999, 2000, 2001 for several segments of Senior TV (STV)

Founding Contributions:
The Multi-disciplinary Geriatric Council,
Loma Linda University Medical Center,
Loma Linda, CA - The first University, System-wide approach.

Senior T.V. (STV), Conceived & pioneered, a CA non-profit Television Production Company dedicated to original programming by, for and about Seniors

Founding Member of Women's Voices, Inc

Healthy Futures, a company dedicated to education and training about Health & Aging