From the people who answer our phones to the people who come to your home, we have assembled a team of professionals with big hearts. Working together we each bring our knowledge, insight and wisdom to guide you and your family through the elder care journey.
Our team includes:
Bonnie Noble Silberman, LMSW, C-ASWCM
Bonnie Noble Silberman is a licensed Master Level Social Worker and Certified member of the Aging Life Care Association™ (formerly the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers). She is the owner of Geriatric Resource Services, a private Aging Life Care Management practice. Bonnie is a Michigan native, graduating with both her Masters and Bachelors degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan.
She is a current board member for Greenville County Meals on Wheels, member of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum, past board member for the South Carolina Chapter of National Association of Social Workers and past president for the SC Gerontological Society/Upstate Chapter. Her professional experience includes working with families and persons with developmental disabilities, adjunct professor of Human Services, subacute care in a hospital setting and Home Health. She is skilled and confident in assessment, planning, resources and helping persons and families to mobilize, navigate and marshal change. She is dedicated to helping families and aging adults live well through the aging years.
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Tara Allen, LISW-CP/AP, C-ASWCM
Tara Allen is a licensed Master Level Social Worker, licensed Independent Social Worker, Member of the National Association of Social Workers, and a Certified member of the Aging Life Care Association™ (formerly the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers). Tara has worked with older adults, the disabled, and respective families for over 20 years. She specializes in the ongoing assessment of cognitive, mood, and behavioral status, promoting advocacy, coordination of appropriate community resources, and the provision of long term care options (remaining in the home, independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities). Throughout her professional career, she has worked in Skilled Nursing Care, Home Health, Hospice, and provides consultative services to Long Term Care facilities in South Carolina.
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Amy Knight, LMSW, C-ASWCM
Amy Knight is a licensed Master level Social Worker and Certified member of the Aging Life Care Association™ (formerly the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers). Amy also serves on the board of the South Carolina Chapter of National Association of Social Workers, and she volunteers as the Educational Liaison for Upstate Senior Network Professional Education. She was inspired to become a Social Worker after recognizing the need for professional advocacy in healthcare. Amy is a Greenville County native, but she received her undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina-Asheville and attended graduate school in Nashville, TN at University of Tennessee. She has worked in the senior service field since 2005 with an emphasis on dementia care, education, and caregiver support. Amy has worked in many areas across the continuum of healthcare including skilled nursing, acute care, long term acute care, emergency department services, hospice, home health, and physician practice. These experiences have provided her with strong clinical knowledge and confidence in assisting individuals and patients with managing various health conditions. Amy also holds a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, Advanced End-of-Life Certification, and she is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has taught classes on driving retirement, advance care planning, managing caregiver stress, understanding memory loss, handling behavioral and mood changes associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, and providing care for the aging LGBT community.
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Meghan Socko is a Licensed Master Social Worker, (LMSW) receiving her Masters in Social Work from the University of Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 2011. Meghan began her Social Work practice in New York before moving to Greenville in 2012. Since that time, Meghan has worked professionally in the hospital setting, medical outpatient, and hospice. Meghan is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has spent the greatest amount of her professional experience working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers, providing care management services in a specialized memory health outpatient setting, and teaching caregiving classes on dementia and dementia management for caregivers. Meghan has been a support group facilitator for the local Alzheimer’s Association and the Greenville Area Parkinson’s Society. Meghan serves on the Board for Community in Schools of Greenville.
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Dana C. Despradel, LISW-CP
Dana received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, in 1993. She then earned her Master’s of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
Dana is currently a Licensed Independent Social Worker (SC) who began her career in Virginia working at the Medical College of Virginia in Geriatric Case Management and solid organ transplant. She then co-owned a private practice in Anderson, SC, from 2011 to 2017. Dana has now settled in Greenville and has been working again in case management at Geriatric Resource Services.
In addition to working as a case manager, Dana has used Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Trauma-Informed Care and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing in serving her clients. She has worked with all age groups throughout her career, including children, adolescents, and adults. Dana also completes diagnostic assessments for South Carolina Youth Advocate Program. She is most skilled and interested in working with families as they face the unique transitions that occur with the senior population.
Dana is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is also a Board member of the Montessori School of Anderson
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