June 17, 2021 
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), an association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to older adults and people with disabilities, proudly announces its Board of Directors for 2021-2022. 

The following board members began serving in their new leadership roles on June 1, 2021:

• President: Letha Sgritta McDowell, CELA (Kitty Hawk, N.C.)
• Vice President: Professor Roberta K. Flowers (Gulfport, Fla.)
• Treasurer: Bridget O’Brien Swartz, CELA (Phoeniz, Ariz.)
• Secretary: Judith M. Flynn, CELA (Quincy, Mass.)
• Past President: Wendy Cappelletto, Esq., CAP (Chicago, Ill.)

Returning Directors:
• Blaine P. Brockman, Esq. (Dublin, Ohio)
• Crystal West Edwards, CELA (Morristown, N.J.)
• Eric J. Einhart (Garden City, N.Y.)
• Marielle F. Hazen, CELA (Harrisburg, Penn.)
• Donna J. Jackson (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
• B. Bailey Liipfert, III, CELA (Winston Salem, N.C.)
• Lauren Marinaro (Clark, N.J.)
• Carol J. Wessels, Esq. (Mequon, Wisc.)

New Directors:
• Brenna M. Galvin (Richfield, Minn.)
• S. Clinton Nix (Abilene, Tex.)
• Scott B. Silverberg (Roslyn Heights, N.Y.)
• Heather Voorn, CELA, CAP (Orland Park, Ill.)

Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NAELA.org, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit NAELA.org/findlawyer.

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