Georgia J. Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW, LISW is a consultant in private practice, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, and Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America, including serving on the Editorial Board of The Gerontologist. Working in the field of aging for more than forty years, her past employment includes Research Associate for the Visiting Nurse Association Health Care Partners of Ohio, Vice President for Community Services at The Benjamin Rose Institute, Director of the Western Reserve Geriatric Education Center, Executive Director of the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, Senior Planning Associate of the Federation for Community Planning, and Supervisor of Adult Services at the Geauga County Welfare Department, all located in Greater Cleveland, Ohio. She also has held full-time faculty positions at Cleveland State University (Health Care Administration) and Kent State University (Sociology and Anthropology).
Georgia received her bachelor’s degree in social work from The Ohio State University and her master’s degrees in anthropology and social work as well as her doctorate in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University. Her special area of interest is elder abuse and related interventions, about which she has researched, written, and lectured extensively. She has authored more than seventy scholarly publications on the subject, including the books The Etiology of Elder Abuse by Adult Offspring and The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse. Dr. Anetzberger is on the Advisory Board of the National Center on Elder Abuse and Steering Committee of the federal Elder Justice Roadmap. She also is Past-President of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and immediate Past-Editor of the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect.
Dr. Anetzberger is active in numerous professional and community organizations, serving the Greater Cleveland Volunteers, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Council on Older Persons, and Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. Among other affiliations, she is a member of the Advisory Council to the Committee on Seniors and Diminished Capacity for the North American Securities Administrators Association and a member of the Subcommittee on Adult Guardianship for the Ohio Supreme Court.