Changing Lives Through Independence
Lynn Stewart-Krieger, Director of Home Modification and Access at CILCP, believes that no matter how much experience you have, there is always more you can learn. That is why in the midst of running the Home Modification Program, she decided to take online courses in the Executive Certificate in Home Modification Series through the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Lynn commented that the class not only increased her knowledge regarding home modifications, but it also added to her existing credentials as a professional in her field.
The program is designed for professionals like Lynn who work directly or indirectly in the field of supportive home environments. The coursework covers six different units of study, including ethics, assessments, design and raising community awareness. Upon successfully completing the series, Lynn earned her Executive Certificate in Home Modification.
A highlight of the course for Lynn was the interaction with other online students. She enjoyed bouncing different ideas around with other professionals, and as an expert in the field, she was often a source of wisdom and experience for her fellow students.
Lynn is dedicated to the CILCP’s mission to eliminate and prevent barriers for people with disabilities. “I love my job because I get to see the differences that I make in a relatively short amount of time,” said Lynn. “I love getting to see the change, and my change gives others independence.”
Lynn also has certifications as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and a Certified Environmental Access Consultant (C.E.A.C.). She adds that, “all of these certifications provide more verification for my ability to provide home assessments and design home modifications to meet the needs of people with disabilities to live in their homes.”
Congratulations on your Executive Certificate, Lynn! Your commitment to enhancing the lives of others helps CILCP better serve our communities.