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Donna Benton

Donna Benton, Ph.D. is an Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Research associate professor at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.  She is the director of the Family Caregiver Support Center/LA Caregiver Resource Center at the School of Gerontology.  She was co-chair for the California Taskforce on Family Caregiving, which led to a report outlining recommendations for supporting family caregivers throughout the diverse communities in CA. She is a board member for the CA Elder Justice Coalition. She is currently serving on the DEI committee for the CA Master Plan for Aging.  Her research focus is on evidence-based interventions for family caregivers. Here latest research is developing an online education for family caregivers to persons with dementia to help prevent elder abuse.  She has numerous publications and enjoys speaking on policy recommendations for family caregivers.

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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.