Joanne Robinson-Teran

Care Team Navigator
+1 415 353-8163
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Joanne received her bachelor’s degrees in gerontology and psychology and master’s degree in counseling at California State University, Sacramento.

Joanne has worked with family caregivers and persons with dementia and other neurological diseases providing support and education with non-profit agencies including the Alzheimer’s Association, Family Caregiver Alliance and The ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association and as a social worker at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. Joanne also worked at the Alzheimer’s Association as a project director coordinating projects and grants in collaboration with Kaiser San Francisco, the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services and the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging.

Joanne returns to the Memory and Aging Center as a Care Team Navigator in the clinic. Following workflow established in the Care Ecosystem, Joanne works with patients and care partners to support them in care planning, learning more about the disease, ways of coping and accessing resources.


The Care Ecosystem: The Effectiveness and Implementation of Telephone-Based Collaborative Dementia Care.

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Possin KL, Sideman AB, Dulaney S, Lee K, Merrilees J, Bonasera S, Chiong W, Hooper SM, Kiekhofer R, Robinson-Teran J, Allen IE, Braley T, Guterman E, Rosa TD, Harrison KL, Hunt L, Kahn JG, Lanata S, Miller BL, LaRoche A, Sawyer RJ, Brungardt A, Lum H, Hess M, Ward K, Kuebrich MB, Hodges M, Olney N, Barclay M, Rosenbloom MH

Responding to the Needs of Persons Living With Dementia and Their Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons From the Care Ecosystem.

Innovation in aging

Merrilees J, Robinson-Teran J, Allawala M, Dulaney S, Rosenbloom M, Lum HD, Sawyer RJ, Possin KL, Bernstein Sideman A