The work of the Aging Life Care Professional® is rewarding; however, it can be stressful and cause one to feel isolated at times, especially in a small or solo practice. Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) Chapters offer opportunities to connect with professional colleagues, providing a venue in which everyone “speaks the same language,” regardless of individual professional disciplines.

Your ALCA Membership includes the valuable benefit of membership in one of our nine regional chapters. Chapters offer excellent opportunities to meet with colleagues on a local or regional basis. In addition to sharing and learning from one another, chapters provide a variety of opportunities for educational and professional growth.

Chapter Offerings

Each Chapter is committed to offering services that provide members with the following opportunities:

  • Communication
  • Education and Networking
  • New Member Support
  • Peer Supervision
  • Professional Development and Leadership

Each Chapter may define services differently.

To learn more about our ALCA Regional Chapters, please visit each chapter’s website.

Contact a Chapter

Current members – get active within your chapter! Contact a Chapter President to learn how you can be a part of Chapter programs, conferences, local units, or peer case conferencing!

Karla Lindeen

Florida Chapter

(Florida, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)
Karla E. Lindeen, BS, MBA, CMC
Care Resources, LLC
Heather Suri


(Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)
Heather A. Suri, BSN, RN, CMC
Pathways in Aging, LLC


(Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Ontario)
Bridget Mary Ritossa, BA, LSW, CMC
Careplan Geriatric Care Managers, LLC

New England

(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Quebec)
Joan K. Garbow, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Joan Garbow & Associates, LLC
Carolyn Brennan-Alley, BSW, LMSW, CMC
Brennan-Alley & Associates, LLC

New Jersey

(New Jersey)
Springpoint at Home
Jamie Spielberg, BA, CMC
Compassionate Eldercare Solutions

New York

(New York)
Susan E. Keating, BSW, CMC, CASP
Honora Care Management & Consulting

South Central

(Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)
Andrea M. Zaite, LMSW, C-ASWCM, CMC
A to Z Geriatric Care


(Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)
Carla Payne, BA, MA, CG, CMC
Aging Care Matters, LLC


(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, British Colombia)
Yana J. Rudakov, MSN, RN, MMFT, CMC
Chapter Conference Schedule
Chapter Date Location
New England October 4-5 TBD
Florida June 8-10 Dania Point/Ft Lauderdale, FL
Midwest October 13-15 Hollywood Casino at Greektown in Detroit, MI
South Central Sept 14-16 Dallas, TX