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Contact Information

Department of Social Work & Gerontology
Shippensburg University
382 Shippen Hall
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1717
dfjaco@ship.edu  
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Advisory Council

Council Membership

Ms. Dorothy Andrews, MSW, BSW Alumnus
Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Dara Bergel Bourassa, Gerontology Director
Department of Social Work and Gerontology, Shippensburg University
Work Phone: (717) 477-1969

Dr. Sam Benbow, Alumnus
Department of Social Work and Gerontology, Shippensburg University
Work Phone: (717) 477-1469

Ms. Linda Butts, MSW, BSW Alumnus
Director, Shippensburg Head Start
Work Phone (717) 477-1626

Ms. Sue Carbaugh, MSW, Alumnus
Director, Cumberland/Perry IDD Services

Dr. Jennifer Clements, Field Coordinator BSW Program
Department of Social Work and Gerontology, Shippensburg University
Work Phone: (717) 477-1633

Ms. Dianne Elsom, LCSW
Centerpoint Counseling and Consulting, Chambersburg, PA
Work Phone (717)-267-2081

Dr. Liz Fisher, BSW Director
Department of Social Work and Gerontology, Shippensburg University
Work Phone: (717) 477-1655

Mr. Mitch Gardner, BSW Alumnus

Ms. Wendy Hoverter, MSW, Alumnus
Director, Social Services, Cumberland County Children & Youth
Work Phone: (717) 240-6424

Dr. Deborah Jacobs, Department Chair, MU-SU MSW Co-director
Department of Social Work and Gerontology
Work Phone: (717) 477-1276

Ms. Cecelia Luna, BSW, MSW Alumnus
Manor Care Nursing Home

Ms. Laura Masgalas, BSW, MSW Alumnus
YWCA of Carlisle

Dr. Dorlisa Minnick, MU-SU MSW Field Co-director
Department of Social Work and Gerontology, Shippensburg University
Work Phone: (7171) 477-1785

Ms. Robin Moore, BSW, MSW, Alumnus
Lutheran Life Services

Ms. Gail Witwer, Alumnus
Partnership for Better Health