JEANNE CAUGHLAN is a social worker whose 50 years of practice have included working with the aging, the physically frail, the depressed, the psychotic, the demented, and the dying. She helped establish the Society for Clinical Social Work, an organization of support and influence not only in San Mateo County but throughout the nation, and served as Chair of the Standards Review and Ethics Committees, which filled the important need of stating social workers’ professional standards clearly for themselves and for the public. She also showed extraordinary leadership on the planning committee for the National Registry of Health Care Providers in Clinical Social Work. In addition to her professional work, she has been consistently active in community activities, including her most recent participation on the Caminar Board, the Commission on Aging Advocacy Committee, and the Boards of Directors of San Freeze, Caminar, the ACLU, the San Mateo Democratic Club, and the outreach committee of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. She is also involved in working for the homeless.
*This biography and photo of the honoree was published in 1991.