Emily Elma, LISW, CDP is a current board member and serves on the Advocacy, Events, and Scholarship Committees. Emily moved to Cincinnati to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Social Work at Xavier University, went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Cincinnati, and decided to make her home in Cincinnati.
Emily has combined her passion for working with the mentally ill and aging population in her current role as Clinical Liaison for Blueridge Vista Health and Wellness.
She recently obtained her Certified Dementia Practitioner certification and has enjoyed co-facilitating support groups for our unsung heroes...those in caregiving roles.
Emily does her best to bring kindness, silliness and curiosity to all that she does.
Q: What do you do when you’re not working?
A: I perform with 2 improv comedy teams (virtual performances for the time being). One of the groups, Remember to Laugh, partners with the Alzheimer’s Association to perform shows for those with dementia and their care partners.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: I have always dreamed of going to Spain. They have this lovely pastime called paseo, where they stroll, arm in arm, through the city streets at night. Who’s in?
Q: What do you like most about being a member of the APA?
A: The APA is such a wonderful, embracing organization that creates connectivity for its members and the community at large.