Volunteers of America
Anita Raymond is a licensed independent social worker and certified care manager with Volunteers of America Protective Services program and also provides Care Management and Consultation services through Volunteers of America Minnesota. Anita earned her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the UW-Whitewater and her Masters in Social Work from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, and has over 25 years of professional experience in geriatric social work. Anita is committed to quality and strives to make a real connection with her clients and their support systems to ensure the best possible outcomes. Anita is a strong advocate for ethical practice and is passionate about serving the most vulnerable of citizens: frail, cognitively impaired, and at-risk older adults.
Anita is an active member of the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC), and has served on the Executive Board in various positions including President, Conference and Journal Chairs; she currently serves on the Board and is the Communications Standards Chair. Additionally, Anita is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. Anita has completed 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, planning for incapacity, advance directives, and more.