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Stephanie Whittier Eliason

Stephanie Whittier Eliason serves as the Elder Rights Team Lead in the U.S. Administration for Community Living.  She joined the U.S. Administration on Aging (now part of the Administration for Community Living) in 2003 and throughout her tenure has held lead responsibility for ACL’s Adult Protective Services portfolio, including the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System, and elder abuse prevention programming.  Over her career, Stephanie has also been an advocate for residents’ rights in residential care facilities for the elderly, served as a legislative assistant, and conducted research on the implementation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program.  In addition to the field of aging, she has experience working with and advocating on behalf of the homeless, child protective services, and the child welfare system, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras.  Stephanie received a Masters of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from the University of North Florida.

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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.