She has held various positions at VA Medical Centers in East Orange and Lyons, including Emergency Room Social Worker, Spinal Cord Injury Coordinator, Traumatic Brain Injury Social Worker, and then Coordinator at the Comprehensive End-of-life Care Center (CELC). I have worked as ) at VA’s New York Harbor Health-Brooklyn Campus. Most recently, Dr. Lopez served as her Homeless Outreach Coordinator and Centralized Case Management Services Coordinator in her HUD-VASH program at her VA. At the same time, she worked for two years as a mental health screener at the county crisis center.
Dr. Lopez graduated from Rutgers University and completed his PhD in Social Work Graduate School. She is a veteran who has served as an artillery officer. She is the proud mother of her two sons, one of whom she currently serves in the Army as a combat engineer.