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Georgia J. Anetzberger

Georgia J. Anetzberger, PhD, ACSW, FGSA is a consultant in private practice and Adjunct Faculty in the Schools of Medicine and Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She has her bachelor’s degree in social work from The Ohio State University and master’s degrees in both anthropology and social work and doctorate in social welfare from Case Western Reserve University.  Past employment includes serving in executive management positions with such organizations as The Benjamin Rose Institute, Western Reserve Geriatric Education Center, and Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, all located in Greater Cleveland, Ohio.  She also has held full-time teaching positions at Cleveland State University and Kent State University. Dr. Anetzberger has authored over one hundred scholarly publications on such subjects as home and community-based services and health care innovations.  However, her special interest and expertise is in elder abuse, where she has spent over forty years addressing the problem, initially as an adult protective services worker then administrator and most recently as a researcher and educator, conducting approximately two dozen related research projects and authoring the books The Etiology of Elder Abuse by Adult Offspring and The Clinical Management of Elder Abuse. She serves on the Advisory Board for the National Center on Elder Abuse and is the immediate Past-Editor of the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect and Past-President of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. 

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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.