Eden Ruiz-Lopez

Eden Ruiz-Lopez, MPA is the Operations Director at the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). She provides leadership and direction for day-to-day project operations and administrative activities. She contributes to the planning, design, development and implementation of the project’s objectives, procedures, budgets, processes and standards. She also coordinates with federal, state and local agencies and ensures grant compliance.

Eden has an acute passion for socio-demographic and geographic trends, as well as issues of aging, public housing transformation, human rights, and homelessness.

In former roles, Eden directed a home modification and housing advocacy program for adults with disabilities and managed finances for adults who were adjudicated incapacitated and placed under guardianship.

Eden earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration at The University of Southern California.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.