WAI Faculty & Staff
Role at the WAI
Education & Background
She received her BSN from UW-Eau Claire, has her Masters of Arts in Teaching, and has also completed 36 graduate hours in Curriculum and Instruction–Health Education. Currently Ms. Bottum-Jones is pursuing her Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. She has spent the bulk of her professional career organizing and leading collaborative partnerships, conferences, commissions, and grants works for the health and education of populations across a lifespan. Ms. Bottum-Jones has been a dementia care educator/consultant for long term care and has worked diligently to understand the specialized needs of persons with dementia in these environments, and to aid in the development of person-centered care programs that strike the balance between staff and individual needs.
Ms. Bottum-Jones’ specialized interests include managing difficult behaviors associated with dementia. She does individualized presentations and trainings for conference and education venues on this topic and has recently been appointed to the Wisconsin Legislative Council’s-Special Committee on Legal Interventions for Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. This Legislative Committee will begin its work July 2012.