Winnie Lam is CASL’s Manager of Senior Wellness and Independence. She oversees Adult Day Care, the Alzheimer’s Project, In-home Services, and Pine Tree Senior Council. She has been working with CASL for more than 9 years and in different positions in the areas of senior services. She leads teams that work on improving senior services, the transition of managed care for the home and community based services, and case management services to the older adults and caregivers.
Ms. Lam holds a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences (Major in Psychology) from the University of Hong Kong. She previously worked at a hospital for her social work internship, and worked at a for-profit company to help with work improvement and staff learning and development. She currently serves on a few workgroups organized by Illinois Department on Aging and is a Regional Coordinator of Illinois Adult Day Service Association.
As a social worker informed by her own immigration experience, Ms. Lam is passionate about working with underserved populations, at-risk populations, and minorities; to see how intersectionality has affected their experiences, to help them value and leverage their own strengths and resilience in reconnecting with the communities, and to help them achieve self actualization.