The Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group

Easing the emotional, psychological, social,
financial, and legal effects of Hoarding Disorder.


Executive Director

Anne B. Pagano, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, C-ASWCM, Executive Director, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified through the National Association of Social Workers as a Geriatric Care Manager.  She also holds certifications from the Academy of Certified Social Workers and as a Board Certified Diplomat through the American Board of Examiners.

 Since the  inception of the Hoarding Disorder Institute (HDI) in 2013, it's mission has been to provide education and training about this complex psychiatric disorder that affects 3 to 5% of the population and touches countless families and communities. 

Ms. Pagano has over 40 years of practice in direct clinical services, supervision and administration in hospitals and long term care facilities.  She has provided dedicated geriatric care management services since 2006, specializing in hoarding disorder cases and guardianships.

Ms. Pagano was an Adjunct Professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services for 9 years, teaching integrative seminars in gerontology and serving as faculty advisor for students specializing in Older Persons and their Families.

She obtained her Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons College School of Social Work in Boston, MA and her Post-Master's Certificate in Gerontology from the Hunter-Brookdale Center on Aging in NYC.

In the fall of 2014, Ms. Pagano trained with Dr. Randy Frost, Dr. Gail Steketee, Dr. Christiana Bratiotis and Dr. C. Alec Pollard, pioneering leaders of clinical and behavioral research in Hoarding Disorder, at the Hoarding Behavior Therapy Training Insitute, held at Boston University in Boston, MA.

Ms. Pagano is a professional member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, and the National Organization for Professional Women (NAPW).  In January 2015, Ms. Pagano was selected as a "VIP Woman of the Year" by NAPW, in recognition of the strides she has made in social work and outstanding professional leadership and achievement.