Kim Lane, Ph.D.

I have been a clinical social worker for over 25 years. My master’s degree led me to mental health and substance abuse clinical work. I quickly tossed myself on the growth ladder. Nine years ago, I completed a doctorate in Human Services with an emphasis on leadership. I was committed to being a good leader and wanted to gain as much knowledge as possible. I found myself interested in the baby boomer generation (yes, I am one). As a dissertation, I studied aging nurses wanting to know what might motivate them to stay in the profession beyond the set retirement age. I knew nurses were the catalyst for healthcare. My results were impressive. Like the millenniums, baby boomers want similar incentives, while money is not in the top three. Hence, my interest lies in job development and employment gaps.