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Highlighting THE GREEN HOUSE Project ® Team: Margaret Stansbury, Project Manager

Margaret has always been concerned about the social injustices she noticed as a young person and the people who are “left behind” as result in our society.  So, it was no surprise that she chose a career in Social Work.   Margaret wanted to be part of a positive change in our society.  Her journey began with an undergraduate internship at Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, it opened her eyes to the reality of aging without support in our society. This was a transformative experience and Margaret knew she had to pursue a career in aging services. 

Margaret went on to complete her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology.  She completed a graduate internship at The St. Louis Area Agency on Aging where she gained hands-on experience in how cities support aging through a network of services.  After completing her MSW, Margaret worked as an Elder Abuse Caseworker in the Chicago area under the Illinois Department on Aging Elder Abuse and Neglect Program and Catholic Charities.  She has also worked as a Social Service Coordinator at nursing home in Chicago. 

Margaret brings her direct practice experience working with Elders and the systems that impact their well-being to her role at The Green House Project.  She says she loves working toward goals that support healthy and happy aging. 

  • Master of Social Work and Concentration in Gerontology from Washington University in St. Louis
  • Elder Abuse Caseworker in the State of Illinois
  • Community Based Service and Long-Term Care Experience

In her free time, Margaret loves to practice yoga, go running, and work on sewing projects.

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