Deborah Newquist, PhD, MSW

Deborah Newquist, PhD, MSW is a founding partner of CHN Associates. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Gerontology at the University of Southern California (USC). Previously she was the Director of Geriatric Services for ResCare Inc., an international chronic care services company; and the founder and president of Senior Care Resources, a pioneering geriatric care management and home care company based in Southern California. She has over 25 years experience working with seniors and their families.

Dr. Newquist received her Ph.D. from UCLA; M.S.W., M.P.A., and Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from USC; and is a certified care manager. She is a past President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and has held positions on numerous community agency boards including the Alzheimer's Association of Orange County, and The Episcopal Homes and Communities where she chaired the Villages Taskforce. She has worked on technology and aging for ResCare and recently for the California State University Fullerton.

Dr. Newquist's publications include a chapter on functional assessment for The Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, and co-editorship of the Technology for Aging in Place edition of the Journal of Geriatric Care Management. She has been featured in the New York Times on services for eldercare.