Nicholas Koufacos, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Professional Education Instructor
Nicholas Koufacos smiles at the camera wearing a suit and tie.

B.A., University of Arizona


Palliative and End of Life Care with Older Adults


Nicholas Koufacos, LCSW, ACHP-SW, is a clinical social worker and the senior education specialist at the VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). He serves as the Dementia Care Coordinator and provides educational programs for VA staff in VISN2 (NY/NJ) and caregivers across the nation. He is an NYU School of Social Work graduate, and he completed the Zelda Foster Fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care while at NYU. Koufacos completed his NYU post-graduate certificate in palliative and end-of-life care and was an Interprofessional Palliative Care Social Work Fellow at the GRECC. He has worked as a social worker in both the private and public sector. Presently, his focus is providing care coordination and support for patients with dementia and their caregivers by incorporating patient empowerment to promote self-care.