Winnie Lam is CASL’s Director of 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. She was then promoted to be the Associate Director of Behavioral Health and Clinical Services developing the Alzheimer’s Program and the Behavioral Health Program. With new strategic direction, Winnie was appointed to be the Director of Clinical Services to develop programs that integrate different clinical elements to meet the whole wheels of wellbeing of the clients.
Winnie 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 Board Member of Community Care Program Advisory Committee of Illinois Department on Aging. Winnie has been serving on different workgroups organized by government entities, professional and community organizations on important matters related to the wellbeing of older adults and immigrants. Assisting the agency to strategically develop new services, Winnie is pursuing her post-graduate Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate at Erikson Institute.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker informed by her own immigrant experience, Winnie 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.