AFA’s trainings are offered by its Educational and Social Services Department.
Jennifer Reeder, LCSW
Jennifer Reeder is AFA’s Director of Educational and Social Services. Her 13 year professional background includes providing in-home family therapy, mediation, and advocacy for under-resourced communities. Jennifer is highly dedicated to ensuring those affected by Alzheimer’s receive the support and educational resources they need when faced with the extreme challenges of this disease.
Laurel Gumpert, MPH, MBA, CHES
Laurel Gumpert is AFA’s Educational Program Coordinator. Laurel graduated from Stony Brook University with her Masters in Public Health and Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Community Health in 2020. Laurel is a part of the Delta Omega Public Health Honorary Society. Laurel has served as an ambassador for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health to encourage individuals to pursue careers in the field of public health and healthcare. Laurel has experience in qualitative research and clinical trials and is thrilled to use her previous knowledge to create meaningful educational opportunities at AFA. Laurel is certified as a Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Laurel is passionate about helping individuals, family members and professionals to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Linda Mockler, LMSW, M.Ed
Linda is a licensed social worker at AFA. Linda has worked in the field of aging for the past decade and is committed to all aspects of this work.