Social Work Faculty Named Executive Director to County Post

Published on Mon, July 17, 2017


Jeanne B. Elberfeld, M.D., MSW, lecturer for the University’s School of Social Work, was recently named executive director of Schuylkill County’s VISION, an agency that empowers both individuals and communities to improve lives.

Dr. Elberfeld said, “VISION’S role in the county is to create partnerships that bring resources, both human and material, to specific needs. We’re presented a challenge, an opportunity to make a difference, and then we gather what we need to make that happen.”

A lecturer in the School of Social Work, teaching mental health and human behavior and development, Dr. Elberfeld also earned her master of social work degree from the University. She earned her bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from Gannon University, Erie, Pa., and her doctor of medicine degree from Hahnemann University, now Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa.

Founded in 1998, VISION is a group that tries to mobilize community resources to help create a better present and future for Schuylkill County. It builds effective collaborations with strategic and other community partners that tackle some of the county’s big issues.

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