WAI Faculty & Staff
Role at the WAI
Stephanie L. Houston is a Clinical Family Care Coordinator/Educator with the WAI. Her role involves providing assistance to cognitively impaired medically underserved African American older adults referred to the UW MAPP (Milwaukee Alzheimer's Prevention Program) in Milwaukee County. Stephanie is a resource and a service link for minority elders and their families who are in need of proper assessment and diagnosis, and education and support for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. In addition, she is actively involved in research recruitment and retention of minority participants in UW sponsored Alzheimer's disease research projects, as well as, community education and outreach activities.
Current WAI Projects: Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP), Milwaukee Alzheimer's Prevention Program
Stephanie manages a case load and provides social work interventions to assure client’s health, psychosocial and socioeconomic needs are addressed by referring individuals to diagnostic clinics, social service Aging providers and other community agencies for resources and support. Stephanie advocates for and empowers clients and families to maintain a level of control over their health and wellness. She provides clients and families with educational materials and resources for support groups. Stephanie is considered a member of the healthcare team at Milwaukee Health Services Inc. a newly developed dementia diagnostic clinic in Milwaukee County. She meets with patients, families and informal caregivers within the clinic conducting interviews and sharing resources and information available in the area community.
For over 13 years Stephanie has provided community-based coordinated services to disadvantaged individuals, and minorities in Milwaukee County. She has furnished a wide range of services to individuals including: counseling, advocacy, case management, training, supervision, and resource referrals. Stephanie has worked with the most vulnerable populations in Milwaukee County including: older adults, homeless, low-income families, displaced homemakers, and cognitively impaired and disabled adults. Stephanie's professional philosophy is: "Do as much as you can, whenever you can, however you can."