Prior to joining the Deanna and Sidney Wolk Center for Memory Health, Heather served as the Life Enrichment Specialist within the memory care unit at Mount Desert Island Hospital's Birch Bay Village and worked as a Research Assistant within the Cognition, Aging, Resiliency, and Enhancement (CARE) Lab and Maine Mood Lab at the University of Maine. Heather presented on mindfulness associations with executive function and well-being in older adults at the 2021 International Neuropsychological Society conference and the National Academy of Neuropsychology conference.
Heather holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Maine where she graduated summa cum laude with a Faculty Research Award. In addition to her role at the Wolk Center, Heather is a Research Associate at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and maintains membership in the International Neuropsychological Society and Society for Clinical Neuropsychology. She feels privileged to get to know the patients at the Wolk Center and assist them in their journey toward greater health and well-being, and is incredibly motivated by hearing stories of patients and families finding more peace and joy.
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