Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Advocate– Lorna earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Springfield College, but has always felt she was born a social worker and has worked voluntarily as an advocate and community mediator for many years. Lorna successfully served for over 13 years as the Executive Director of a CT non-profit agency serving young children, and pregnant and parenting young women involved with the foster care system. She is currently the President and CEO of St. Anne’s in Los Angeles, California as she extends her leadership to the West Coast; solidifying her as a national leader in the field of pregnant and parenting care, early childhood education, and permanent supportive housing. She has worked with children and adolescents in various community programs, providing workshops, training and agency assessments. With her media experience and her connections with the entertainment industry, Lorna has also utilized the power of celebrities to help get the attention of young people who may turn away from adult intervention. Lorna says, “We should all work towards improving the quality of life for those in our community.” She holds a Post Master’s Certificate in Clinical Issues in Foster Care and Adoption from the University of Connecticut. Her experience is in-depth and allows her to serve as a moderator, panelist and keynote speaker on various issues in Social Work. Lorna is an Adjunct Professor at Springfield College and also a certified SIFI (Social Work Field Instructor) for the University of Connecticut, University of St. Joseph, and Springfield College. She has served on the board of the Connecticut National Association of Social Workers, Catholic Charities – Southside Family Center. She is the currently the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Springfield College School of Social Work.