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Senior Care Virtual Discussion on June 30 Features UHD Professor as Panelist

Dr. Angela Goins

Dr. Angela M. Goins, Lecturer of Social Work in the College of Public Service, is serving among a panel of experts participating in an upcoming virtual discussion on Senior Care in Underserved Populations.

The panel discussion is slated for 1- 2 p.m., Wednesday June 30 and is hosted by MolinaCares, an affiliate of Molina Healthcare. Registration is required to view the event.

Other panel experts participating in the discussion are Chamane Barrow, Executive Director of the Coalition for Barrier Free Living and Lex Frieden, Director of Independent Living Research Utilization Project at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital. The panel will be moderated by Scott Braddock, Editor of the Quorum Report and hosted by Kelsey Letcher, Interim Plan President of Molina Healthcare of Texas.

Goins earned a Doctorate in Social Work from St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas and received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Houston. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and includes more than 19 years of direct frontline experience as a supervisor and investigator under the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services with Adult Protective Services. Also, she served as case manager with the Community Attendant Services (provider care) program under the Department of Aging & Disability Services.

Presently, Goins works as a part-time medical social worker with Home Health Care Network. She is an active member of the Texas Elder Mistreatment and Abuse Institute (TEAM) and the Houston Financial Abuse Team (H-FAST). In addition, she is a director with the Alumni Association Board with the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston, and is on the Adult Protective Services Board, Houston District.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.