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Dr. Sandra ‘SaNa’ Foster [email protected] 404 234-9015 Dr. Foster received her MSSW in 1979 and Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1971, she received a BS from Central State University-Ohio. She taught in Schools of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin in Texas, Grambling State University in Louisiana, The University of Southern Mississippi, Western Carolina University, California University in PA, and Clark Atlanta University before retiring in 2016. Dr. Foster supervised social work faculty, staff, students, and field instructors; Developed curriculum and taught courses in research methodology, social policy, human behavior in the social environment, social work practice, group practice, consultation and supervision, community health. Dr. Foster served as Practicum Director, Faculty Senate President, Research and Dissertation Committee member; Chaired the Curriculum Committee, Health Mental Health Specialization, wrote and directed grants, published articles, book chapters and book reviews and conducted educational development workshops. Dr. Foster served as Managing Director of Indelible Communications. The agency specialized in interpersonal skills development and educational consulting. Indelible Communications used conflict management, diversity management, and systematic problem solving techniques to help individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities improve interpersonal relationships at work and at home. A partial list of clients include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, U.S. Postal Service, Morehouse School of Medicine, 100 Black Women, and Georgia Council on Pregnancy Prevention, Dr. Foster is the author of The Healing Properties of the Blues, a workbook that teaches how to use the Blues Problem-Solving Method to resolve conflict. The book explores the history of Blues lyrics, explains their Moaning, Mourning, Morning process, and provides practical exercises for putting the process into personal and professional practice. “SaNa” Foster founded the SaNa Band in 1998 and performs in private and public venues throughout the Greater Atlanta area. She is the bassist, vocalist and song writer. She is responsible for the booking, promotion, artist recruitment, and song selections. The band plays an eclectic mix of originals, Blues, R&B, Oldies, and Jazz. She teaches beginning guitar and beginning and intermediate bass. SaNa has performed with such notables as Chick Willis, Theodis Ealey, Tommy Brown, Sandra Hall, Lola Gulley, Beverly Guitar Watson, the Shadows, Deacon bluz and more. The SaNa Band presents a live workshop on the Healing Properties of the Blues which traces the Blues from its’ African roots to its’ American fruits. Through narration and song, the Blues three stage problem-solving method of moaning, mourning, morning is introduced and operationalized with practical examples.