One of our retiring board members is Ruth Anne Van Loon. Ruth Anne has been on the APA board since 2014 and retires from her board position at the end of 2019. Most recently, Ruth Anne has been the chair of the Scholarship Committee. She has been impressed and gratified to see the commitment of young professionals in training to careers working with older adults. She has also been grateful to be part of this organization that supports students through scholarships.
Originally from Chicago, Ruth Anne moved to Cincinnati more than 25 years ago. She is a professor and Director of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati.
Thank you for your time and dedication to the APA, Ruth Anne!
A few more tidbits about Ruth Anne:
Q: What do you most enjoy about your job?
A: I am always gratified when young, aspiring professionals share their enthusiasm for what they are learning, along with their excitement about doing important work.
Q: What do you enjoy doing when you're not working?
A: Knitting socks and staying out of political discussions. (haha!)