Becky Fast is a licensed clinical master social worker who has worked in the field of home health, hospice, and aging services. She is currently a mental health counselor and social worker at NorthCare Hospice and Palliative Care located at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, Missouri. She has served on and off as an adjunct professor for over 10 years at Washburn University teaching the following classes: Case Management, Mental Health and Aging, Social Action and Advocacy, and Human Development across the Life Span.
She is a recognized expert in strengths-based care management for older adults. She is one of the initial scholars who developed strengths case management principles for older adults. Ms. Fast has authored policy and practice applications of the strengths approach to care for older adults in home and community-based settings. In addition, Becky has a long history of public service and commitment to her community and to the state of Kansas. She was elected to serve on the Roeland Park City Council in 2011. She was also appointed to the Drug & Alcoholism Council and Affordable Housing Taskforce by the Johnson County Commission. She has been active volunteer with the Greater Kansas City United Way and Greater Kansas City Women’s Foundation. Recently, she served as the Director of Constituent Services for former U.S. Congressman Dennis Moore in his district office. In 2010, Becky was chosen as the “Kansas Social Worker of the Year," for her advocacy and public policy work with the Kansas legislature. She graduated with honors with a master’s degree in public administration and social work from the University of Kansas.