DENISE LIKAR is the Vice President for Independence at Home (IAH), a SCAN Community service, where she has responsibility for all non-health plan home and community-based programs. This includes oversight of SCAN’s grant program and extensive volunteer efforts. Over her 15-year tenure with SCAN, Denise has led her management team and staff in providing quality care management and supportive services, including the largest Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP) in California, as well as other county contract programs. She has also overseen the growth of the organization’s resource and referral line, providing support for seniors and their caregivers who need assistance to remain safely in their homes. In addition, she oversees the organization’s health and wellness education efforts, Volunteer Action for Aging and Community Giving. Denise received her Masters in Social Work from the USC and her BA in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University. More here.