Winnie Lam is CASL’s Associate Director of Behavioral Health and Clinical Services. She has been part of CASL’s mission to catalyze the transformation of individuals, families, and the community for an equitable future for over a decade, working in a variety of home and community-based service positions within the organization. She has been providing evidence-based mental and behavioral health interventions to all populations within CASL. Previously, she served as Manager of CASL’s Senior Services and oversaw adult day services, our Alzheimer’s Program, In-Home Services, our Pine Tree Senior Council and other senior service projects.
Lam holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Hong Kong, where she majored in psychology and double-minored in both social administration and human resources management. She is currently a Regional Coordinator of Illinois Adult Day Service Association and Board Member of Community Care Program Advisory Committee of Illinois Department on Aging. Lam has served on different workgroups organized by government entities, professional and community organizations on important matters related to the wellbeing of older adults and immigrants.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker informed by her own immigrant experience, Lam is passionate about working with underserved populations, at-risk populations, and minorities to see how intersectionality has affected their experiences, to help them value and leverage their own strengths and resilience in reconnecting with the communities, and to help them achieve self-actualization.