Edna is a Residential Care Program Instructor and Consultant, responsible for delivery of our Initial Certification Training Program and continuing education, as well as consulting with licensees on compliance, quality assurance, appeals and RCFE license applications. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B – Dar es Salaam University, Tanzania) and a Master of Laws (LL.M – London School of Economics, University of London) degrees. She joined Career Smart after working with the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing for 21 years. Of those, she was a Licensing Program Analyst (LPA) for 10 years as a case carrying analyst and as an application specialist; 2 years as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) in the Adult Care Policy Unit in Sacramento; and a total of 9 years as a Licensing Program Manager (LPM) in the Adult and Senior Care Program offices in San Diego and Riverside. Prior to that, she was an Individual Program Coordinator (IPC) at Lanterman Developmental Center where she monitored programs and advocated for persons with developmental disabilities for 4 years. She also worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a Junior Programme Officer in Liberia, West Africa, where she liaised with local government and monitored international donor agencies regarding UNDP projects for 2 years.
Fun Fact: Edna loves to garden, especially vegetables.