Credentials

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Educational Background

University of Wisconsin-Stout, B.A., Home Economics Education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, M.S., Administrative Leadership
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., Adult, Vocational, & Continuing Education

Highlights

  • 30-year career as an Extension Educator with 15 years as the Family Living Program Specialist in Aging with the University of Wisconsin-Extension
  • Developed a statewide educational program addressing the needs of family caregivers
  • Teamed up with Extension educators around the country to establish family caregiving as a national priority for the Cooperative Extension System and create the eXtension Family Caregiving Community of Practice and web site.

Professional Involvement

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • American Society on Aging
    • presented at over ten national meetings
    • reviewed conference proposals
  • Family Caregiving eXtension Community of Practice
    • Founder
    • Chair
  • National Alliance for Caregiving and MetLife Foundation Family Caregiver Award review committee for three years.
  • National Society on Aging
  • Wisconsin Epsilon Sigma Phi
    • President
    • Resource Development Committee Chair

Honors

  • National Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Service Award
  • USDA Career of Distinction
  • Wisconsin Epsilon Sigma Phi Distinguished Service Award

Academic Publications:

Brintnall-Peterson, M & Brooks, N. (2009). Developing an Extension Program in Aging: A Historical Perspective. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Family Development, University of Wisconsin-Extension.

Brintnall-Peterson, M., Poehlmann, J., Morgan, KI., & Shlafer, R. (2009). A Web-Based Fact Sheet for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and the Professionals Who Serve Them. The Gerontologist 49 (2), 276-282.

Sellers, D., Crocker, A. Nichols, A., Kirby, S., & Brintnall-Peterson, M. (2009). Creating the eXtension Family Caregiving Community of Practice. Journal of Extension 47(5), 5FEA1.

Spaulding, M, Brintnall-Peterson, M., Malek, F., Nordgren,P., Weber, D., & Zuege-Halvorsen, T. (2009). The Impact of Adult Caregiving on County Government Employees in Six Wisconsin Rural Counties. National Journal of Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 20-24.

Spaulding, M, Brintnall-Peterson, M., Malek, F., Nordgren,P., Weber, D., & Zuege-Halvorsen, T. (2009). The Impact of Adult Caregiving on County Government Employees. Madison, Wisconsin: Department of Family Development, University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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