Elaine Duffens

Elaine Duffens

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Elaine  Duffens

Elaine Duffens, bs '75 was born and raised in Chicago, Ill. She moved to Topeka in 1966 and graduated from Washburn with a degree in social work. She went on to earn her Master's of Social Work from the University of Kansas in 1997. Duffens became a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker in 1979. She was President and owner of Social Service Consultation, Inc.; a company that provided supervision and training to social service personnel in long term care facilities around northeast Kansas. The focus of her business was to help families and residents adjust to issues of aging and long term care placement. She sold her business in 1990. Duffens moved to California in 2002 to be closer to her daughter and three grandchildren. Duffens spends her time between Santa Barbara and La Quinta, Calif.