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Michelle Yerke

Michelle Yerke

Position: social Services

Organization: Huntington Beach Senior Services


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Michelle, is a Social Worker / Care Manager with Huntington Beach Senior Services.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Michelle found her passion for working with older and at-risk adults 16 years ago. Recently she was awarded the Mayor’s Award for Exemplary Service in recognition of outstanding public service to the senior community and people of Huntington Beach. Michelle earned an MS in Gerontology at Cal State Fullerton, did her thesis on older adult hoarding behavior and was recognized as having one of the top theses in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.