Lettie C. Stanley

Title: Psychiatric Consultant
Company: LifeBridge Baltimore Health Systems
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Lettie Stanley, Psychiatric Consultant at LifeBridge Baltimore Health Systems, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in social work.

After initially obtaining a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1955 from Morgan State University (formerly Morgan State College), Ms. Stanley later continued her education with a Master of Social Work in 1970 from Howard University. She is a Licensed certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C); Academy Certified Social Worker (ACSW) and a board-certified diplomate, Social Work Examiners.

Ms. Stanley has enjoyed a career of more than six decades in social work, providing superior service with Crownsville State Hospital in Maryland from 1955 to 1990 and as acting chief of social work from 1975 to 1976 and as an Intake and Social Worker at Liberty Medical Center in West Baltimore from 1990 to 2000. Following working at Grace Medical Center (formerly Bon Secours Hospital), Ms. Stanley has excelled as a psychiatric consultant with LifeBridge Baltimore Health Systems in Baltimore from 2000 to the present. As part of her responsibilities, she sees patients with different kinds of life transitions including people who have chronic mental illness, people who are addicted to substances, people with family conflicts, homeless and children who have problems in school or at home.

During her career, Ms. Stanley has received numerous honors that include a citation from Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer for 35 years of state service. In addition, she was Employee of the month in 1992 with Liberty Medical Center, won the Care Award in 2007 at Bon Secours, and was Social Worker of the Year with Liberty Medical.

Ms. Stanley attributes her success to her drive and self-motivation as well as to her strong work ethic.  She became involved in her profession because she was told that she had the perseverance to become a social worker. When she was in high school, she had intended to pursue a degree in math but later realized that she was passionate about helping people. Ms. Stanley was also inspired by a professor in college who was also instrumental in her career path in the field of social work. As a career highlight, she mentions her ability to help her patients, particularly those she handled while working in placements and foster care.

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