Stefanie Elkins, MA, MM
Eldercare Coach & Consultant
Guiding caregiving and end-of-life conversations, plans and programs
I am passionate about “meeting people where they are at” especially during challenging life transitions such as caregiving, end of life, and bereavement. As a Eldercare Coach & Consultant, I offer coordination, guidance, and resources to support individuals and families in adapting to their changing healthcare needs as well as creating and facilitating informative and intimate conversations and workshops on care planning.
I pride myself on being an attentive, creative, and empathetic professional who is able to bring levity and clarity to varied dynamic situations that desperately need them. I'm dedicated to empower people, identify needs and find solutions.
My diverse professional experience in the non-profit and Jewish sector includes managing community based initiatives, advocacy, organizing, and fundraising. My extensive experience serving as CA Medical Outreach & Organizing Manager for Compassion & Choices, where I was part of the CA End of Life Option Act Campaign team that advocated and provided technical assistance to improve care and expand choice at end of life. In addition, I was the Program & Outreach Director for Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, where I oversaw operations, management and programming of two centers which supported family caregivers and individuals recently diagnosed with Alzheimers and other memory impairment.
My educational background includes, Masters in Management specializing in Human Services and Masters in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University. I received my Bachelors at UC Riverside in Social Relations.