Ava Dorrance has touched innumerable lives in more than twenty years as a social worker specializing in mental health. Her first job was with Covenant Medical Center, where Ava Dorrance designed a treatment program for those with eating disorders and led therapy sessions for individuals, families, and groups. Ava Dorrance later worked as a Mental Health Consultant for the Iowa Department of Human Services, a Psychiatric Social Worker for the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health, a Psychiatric Social Worker and Therapist for Genesis Psychology Associates, and a Psychiatric Social Worker for the Cass County Memorial Hospital, her current position. In her community, Ava Dorrance has donated to her local library and has also been involved with the American Cancer Society and The Humane Society. She also participates in charitable events organized by her church. Volunteering with the YMCA Service Club, Ava Dorrance recently helped raise funds to cover the costs of a daycare center and summer camp programs. In her free time, Ava Dorrance enjoys socializing with friends and family and is an avid reader. Especially fond of books related to psychology and spirituality, Ava Dorrance counts Kenneth S. Pope, Eckhart Tolle, Patricia Cornwell, and Willa Cather among her favorite authors. Ava Dorrance also strives to stay in shape through hiking and weight training. Currently residing in Iowa, Ava Dorrance is a member of the Iowa Ornithologists’ Union and the National Audubon Society. In addition to working full-time, Ava Dorrance has devoted herself to the care of her elderly parents.