Terri Buresh has over 39 years experience dedicated to working with children and adults who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries. Her private clinical social work practice, Social Work Specialties, LLC, began in 2006. Her extensive social work experience focuses on education, empowerment, and strategies for improved quality of life. Her credentials and work experience include:
M.S.W., Arizona State University of Social Work, 1982
B.A., Arizona State University, Sociology Dept., 1975
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Arizona
Clinical Social Worker/ Clinical Coordinator – Gentiva Rehab Without Walls®, Phoenix, AZ.
Clinical Social Worker for Day Treatment and Home and Community Program
Clinical Coordinator for Phoenix Home and Community Program
Medical Social Worker – Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ. – worked with pediatric and adult populations with various neurological conditions
Acute and outpatient neuro-rehabilitation units
Director of Tribal Community Services and Family Youth Counselor – Fort McDowell Indian Community, Fountain Hills, AZ.
Child Welfare Worker – Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Social Worker – Girls Ranch, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ.
Member of the Leadership Committee of the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Professional member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Mattie Cummins has over 25 years experience working with children and adults with disabilities and the elderly. Mattie also has experience in child development and has provided parental education in skills development. Her credentials and work experience include:
B.S.W., Texas A & M University at Commerce, 1991
M.S.W., University of Texas at Arlington, 2003
Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
Management of a large non-profit agency providing home services to over 700 consumers involving:
Elderly and disabled persons, including those with spinal cord and brain injuries
Direct consumer care, assessment, and training development for direct care staff and management
Assessment for assistive technology and recreation needs