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Dr. Macie Smith

Award-winning educator and best-selling author – Activate and Inspire the Minds of Those who Care for Yours

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Fee Range: 0-4999, 5000-9999, 10000-19999
  • Owner of Diversified Training Consultants Group (Minority Owned, Woman Owned, Small Business)
  • Licensed Social Worker / Gerontologist (23 yrs)
  • Amazon Best Selling Author, A Dementia Caregiver’s Guide to Care
  • Vice Chairwoman, South Carolina State University Board of Trustees -1st women elected to hold this seat and South Carolina’s only state supported HBCU (Historically Black Colleges & Universities
  • Award winning Alzheimer’s, and Dementia Speaker
  • Helps healthcare companies increase revenue through quality care structure
  • Advisory board member with Leeza’s Care Connection, founded by celebrity journalist and talk show host, Leeza Gibbons
  • National Spokesperson for Synergy Home Care
  • Co-host of a brand-new talk show on Saltbox TV with Teepa Snow
  • Worked on former mayor of New York City, Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign
  • Worked on former presidential candidate and current secretary of transportation for the Biden administration, Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign
  • Served as Chief of Staff for former Mayor of Columbia, SC and current Director of the Office of Public Engagement for the Biden Administration, Steve Benjamin
  • Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Macie P. Smith is a proud HBCU Alum of South Carolina State University receiving both her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling; she earned her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Dr. Smith is a Licensed Gerontology Social Worker and an award-winning Alzheimer’s and Dementia educator and author with over 22 years of experience working with aging and vulnerable populations. Dr. Smith provides support for those living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, cognitive impairment, intellectual and developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and their families. She is a Guardian ad Litem, Court Appointed Guardian, and an Assistant Professor at Benedict College. Dr. Smith was elected to the Board of Trustees at South Carolina State University in March 2021 and now serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Board. She is the owner of Diversified Training Consultants Group, a Geriatric Care Management organization, the author of A Dementia Caregiver’s Guide to Care and an advisory board member for Leeza’s Care Connection, a caregiving support center founded by Celebrity Journalist and Caregiver Advocate, Leeza Gibbons.

Dr. Smith has appeared in several editions of Faculty Matters Magazine for her continued contributions in the academic areas of teaching, discovery, integration, and application. She conducts research, develops programs, conducts program evaluations, and facilitates professional development education and training opportunities in the areas of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s/dementia capable care, family caregiving, healthy aging, senior care, self-care, women empowerment, and leadership. Her focus is coordinating quality care within aging and underserved communities. Because of Dr. Smith’s continued advocacy efforts, she was awarded the Post & Courier’s Golden Pen Award for her editorial on senior care in long-term care during the pandemic.

Dr. Smith is a regular contributor on an NBC News affiliate where she answers health related questions posed by viewers. She also maintains a monthly column in the Carolina Panorama and has been a featured contributing writer in the All About Seniors Magazine and the HBCU Times Magazine. Dr. Smith’s most notable work has been published in the Dementia: Sage Journals, In Our Community, Dementia Speaks: Pilot of a person-centered training targeting African-American caregivers of persons-living with dementia (innovative practice)

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Opportunity

Identifying and addressing opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion in non-profit and for-profit entities.

Managing the Care of Older Adult with Cognitive Impairment

By taking this course, participants will be afforded the following benefits:

– Participants will gain a better understanding of cognitive impairment in the aging population and the implications for providing care.
– Participants will become aware of assessment and planning resources for coordinating care for the aging population.
– Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the benefits and challenges to building multidisciplinary teams in a care coordination model for older adults.

Leading in a Culture of Change

Participants will become knowledgeable of the importance of professionalism in health and human services practices.

Participants will:

  • Learn strategies to maintaining professionalism in the workplace
  • List ways to maintain professionalism in the workplace
  • Identify strategies to combat barriers that threaten successful leadership
  • Become knowledgeable of the barriers that impede successful leadership
  • Identify ways to create and maintain cultural competency in the workplace
Dealing with Difficult Circumstances

By taking this course, participants will be afforded the following benefits:

  • Participants will better understand the meaning of resistance.
  • Participant will understand the reasons behind resistance.
  • Participants will identify strategies to address resistance.
The Color of Culture. How Race Impacts Educational Experiences

Education is not always created equal, especially at a Historically Black College/University. Learn the top 5 skills that are necessary to ensure successful outcomes for HBCU scholars.

Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Participants will become better prepared to recognize and appropriately address the needs of persons living with dementia.

  • Learn generational considerations of the older population
  • Learn the differences between normal aging and dementia
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Identification of treatable causes of dementia
  • Learn nonpharmacological strategies to address communication and behavioral challenges of persons living with dementia
When Caring Becomes Chronic

Attendees will be afforded the following benefits:

  • Participants will be able to identify contributing factors to chronic illnesses.
  • Participants will learn coping strategies to deal with chronic caregiving.
  • Participants will gain a greater understanding of the impact of chronic caregiving on women.
  • Participants will be better prepared to practice self-care w/ tangible strategies.
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