Steering Committee

Guides the organization and oversees COPE activities.

Chair: Cheryl Conley, Alzheimer's Association of NW Ohio


Interdisciplinary Team

Collaborates among COPE members providing assistance in problem solving, and identifying resources and services for difficult cases involving elder abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.

Chair: Barbara Van Wormer, Adult Protective Services in Lucas County Department of Jobs and Family Services


Financial Exploitation Prevention Committee

A collaboration of COPE members and representatives of financial institutions working to identify strategies to prevent financial exploitation.

Chair: Crecia Decker, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.


Advocacy Committee

Addresses concerns of elder abuse by educating federal, state and local legislators.

Chair: Dean Horrigan, Attorney at Law


Education and Awareness Committee

Plans and coordinates educational opportunities to increase awareness and prevention of elder abuse.

Chair: Joe Jardine, Social Worker Manager, ProMedica Home Health Care


Membership Committee

Works to promote and increase COPE membership.

Chair: Juanita Brittian, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.