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Social Work

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Curtis Au

Home: Pleasantville, NY

College: Fordham University - MSW
Ohio University - BSC

Cat person/dog person: Cat person

Favorite piece of music: West Side Story

Person would most like to
have dinner with:
Jimmy Carter

My dumbest idea: Went skydiving once to
overcome my fear of heights. Didn't work. I can't get on a stepladder now without a parachute.


Professional Roles

  • Licensed Master Social Worker
  • Creative Director
  • Promotion Concept Developer
  • Copywriter
  • Special Events Producer
  • Account Supervisor


Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam Social Worker (’15 – present)
Develop comprehensive psychosocial evaluations of hospice patients and their families, create care plans as part of an interdisciplinary hospice team, help families access community resources and benefits, provide bereavement support and counseling.

Alzheimer's Association Care Consultant ('11 - '15)
Oversee the coordination of support services to families who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease through needs assessments, education and counseling. Present educational programs on Alzheimer's disease in the community. Conduct in-service training for professional caregivers. Facilitate caregiver support groups.

New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Westchester Social Work Intern ('10 - '11)
Worked on acute care geriatric psychiatry unit developing safe discharge plans for patients. Collaborated with interdisciplinary clinical team, participated in daily rounds, case conferences and weekly in-service training. Responsible for timely completion of hospital documentation including psychosocial assessments and weekly progress notes.

Hospice Care in Westchester & Putnam Social Work Intern ('08 - '09)
Member of interdisciplinary hospice team responsible for a caseload of patients in the community. Provided patients and their families with end-of-life education, emotional support, and bereavement counseling. Developed psychosocial assessments, care plans and progress notes.

Curtis Au Creative Services Founder (concurrent '09 - present)
Provide creative direction, concept development and copywriting services for marketing communication agencies.

The Guild Group VP Group Creative Director / Creative Supervisor / Senior Copywriter ('98 - '08)
Starbucks · Kraft Foods · Oreo · Chips Ahoy! · Snapple · Maxwell House · Post Cereals Welch's · Ragu · Lipton · Hershey's · Wisk

Albany Foundation for Sports & Special Events Executive Director ('96 -'97)
Chief administrator for 501(c)(4) nonprofit devoted to regional economic development. Responsible for fundraising, strategic long-range planning, volunteer recruitment and training, and promoting active involvement of an 18-member board.

Clarion Marketing Communications Copywriter / Associate Creative Director ('94 -'96)
General Motors Cadillac Division · Gillette · Blockbuster Video · Sprint · NFL Properties
Cadbury Beverages (7UP, A&W, Canada Dry)

DeGroot Carlucci Associates Sports Marketing Account Supervisor ('92 -'94)
Basketball Hall of Fame · Major League Soccer · Action Packed Trading Cards

CHC Copywriter ('90 -'92)
Waldenbooks · Brentano's · Radisson Hotels · New Jersey Lottery · Fleet Bank

LBS Communications Copywriter ('87 -'89)
Created advertising and promotion materials for nationally syndicated television series and specials.

Jordan, McGrath, Case & Taylor Copywriter ('85 -'87)
Aetna Life & Casualty · Midlantic Banks