About the Instructor

Alyssa Elting McGuire, MA, MPA

Lead Instructor

Alyssa Elting McGuire, MA, MPA

Alyssa's passion is helping adult care home staff connect their learning to "real world" experiences. Alyssa is a former lead adult foster home licensor for Washington and Columbia Counties. She spent eight years working in adult foster homes in both a regulatory and protective services capacity with the State of Oregon. Alyssa also worked as a program manager for the Alzheimer's Association Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, where she facilitated dementia training around the state. She currently works as an independent consultant and training specialist. Alyssa holds graduate degrees in public administration and educational leadership (adult education & training), and has a gerontology-focused certificate of completion. She is also a State-certified Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) instructor.