Meg grew up in Harford County, Maryland, knowing in middle school that she would become a social worker. Her passion for the elderly developed after spending time with her great aunt and uncle during a summer trip to South Carolina at age 16. Non-verbal because of a massive stroke, Uncle Wayne’s sparkling eyes, frequent grins, and hugs had Meg hooked—aging would be her focus. Watching Aunt Tinie’s gentle, patient caregiving made an impact as well, and to this day, Meg remains passionate about supporting weary caregivers. A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Western Maryland College (now McDaniel) with degrees in social work and piano performance, Meg completed her Master’s in clinical social work with an aging concentration at the University of Kansas. In addition to her degrees, Meg holds a post-MSW certificate in palliative care social work from the Shiley Institute for Palliative Care at California State University. After serving the elderly in public health roles for the State of Maryland for 29 years, Meg worked for Carroll Hospice/LifeBridge Health. Providing comfort to facility-based patients and their families who could not visit during the pandemic was both the hardest and the most rewarding work of her career. Meg joined the Bellomo & Associates team as their Client Care Advocate in April of 2021 and is the team lead for the firm’s Life Care Planning program. David, her husband of 35 years, and Meg live in Hanover, PA, and are the proud parents of three rather amazing young adults—Jordan, Jennah, and Julianne. A few of Meg’s favorite things? Hallmark Christmas movies, Sheetz fountain sodas, and visiting her favorite place on earth, Lakeside Chautauqua in Ohio.