Liz Casey has worked primarily as a teacher, receiving her degree in elementary education from Lesley College. Her graduate work as a reading specialist was completed at Boston State College. She has been a teacher in the Boston, Cambridge, and Dedham public school systems, and tutored students in her own home.
She sits on the board of the Boston Community Medical Group, providing input to the issues of consumer participation in the medical team. She has advised the current transition to expand the practice to more of the dual eligible population. For years has been a vocal advocate, for and at, the Boston Center for Independent Living where she has been a member of the PCA program since 1986.
Over the years she has also participated in a variety of panels, public service announcements, and educational videos for the MS Society. She was an active member of their governance board from 2006-2010. She received their "Community Activist" award in 2007.
Liz has been a strong advocate for an improvement in personal care attendant benefits and wages. She sees this as essential in developing a stable PCA workforce which will greatly improve long-term care for disabled citizens and seniors. Much of this work is done as a member of the PCA Quality Home Care Workforce Council, and the Labor Management Committee of the Council which works regularly with PCAs and their representative SEIU 1199, discussing and resolving the ongoing issues of this workforce.