Anita Raymond, LISW, CMC
Anita Raymond is a licensed independent social worker and certified care manager with Volunteers of America where she is the Program Manager of Protective Services; Care Management and Consultation Services; and the Center for Excellence in Supported Decision Making where she serves as Project Director of this US DHSS Administration for Community Living Elder Justice Grant funded program. In this capacity, Anita is also the convener of WINGS MN (Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders). Anita earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater and her Masters in Social Work from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and has over 30 years of professional experience in geriatric social work. Anita is committed to quality and strives to ensure clients and their support systems have the best possible outcomes, in the least restrictive manner. Anita is a strong advocate for ethical practice and is passionate about serving the most vulnerable citizens: frail, cognitively impaired, and at-risk older adults and people with intellectual or mental health disabilities.
Anita is an active member of the MN Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC) and has served on the Executive Board in various positions including President, Conference, Communications, and Journal Chair, and is currently the Standards Chair. Anita is a member of Aging Life Care Association and the MN Elder Justice Center. Anita has completed the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation's Respecting Choices course and qualifies as an Advance Care Planning Facilitator.
Anita is a frequent presenter to community and professional groups on topics including: guardianship and conservatorship, alternatives to guardianship and conservatorship, vulnerable adults and maltreatment, client autonomy and self-determination/dignity of risk, planning for incapacity, advance directives, supported decision making, and more.