Registration Includes: Continental Breakfast, Deluxe Buffet Lunch, Conference Materials, Attendance Gift, Networking Opportunities, Exhibitors, Engaging Speakers, and 5 CEUs pending approval for Nurses, Social Workers, and Long Term Care Administrators.

2019 Speakers

Kate McCloskey
Guardianship Compliance Manager, Supreme Court of Nevada Administrative Office of the Courts

Topic: Co-Speakers: Elder Abuse & Fraud: the Remaking of Nevada’s Guardianship System

Kate McCloskey is the Guardianship Compliance Manager with the Nevada Supreme Court.  Previously, Kate worked as the Director of Quality Assurance for Developmental Services at the Nevada Aging and Developmental Services Division.

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Barbara E. Buckley, Esq.,
Executive Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Topic: Co-Speakers: Elder Abuse & Fraud: the Remaking of Nevada’s Guardianship System

Barbara Buckley is the executive director of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation, providing free legal advice, representation and advocacy for individuals who cannot afford a lawyer.

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Dr. Dylan Wint,
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Topic: Undisclosed Diagnoses: Missed Opportunities

Dylan Wint, MD, joined Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in May 2010. His current interest is optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral problems associated with neurodegenerative disorders.

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Michael Splaine,
Cognitive Solutions, National Healthcare Consultant & Advocate

Topic: Why Thinking about Thinking Matters

Michael Splaine, owner and principal of Splaine Consulting, has been working in the field of health and long-term care since 1988. Splaine has a proven track record of helping
organizations achieve success in advocacy for health and long-term care issues.

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Richard Egan, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Office of Suicide Prevention

Topic: Suicide Prevention and Intervention for Older Adults

Richard Egan is the Southern Nevada Suicide Prevention Training and Outreach Facilitator for Department of Health and Human Services. He brings to his position experience in administered leadership, supervision, and suicide prevention.

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Kathryn Hooper,
Henderson Fire Department Community Outreach Liaison & Care Coordinator

Topic: First Responders and Community-Based Work to Support Older Adults

Kathryn Hooper supports the Community Health Improvement Program

  • Community Assistance
  • Community Resource Center (CRC)
  • University & College Practicum Students Preceptor Program
  • Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program
  • Partnerships for Youth at Risk
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Dena Schmidt serves as the Administrator for ADSD and is responsible for oversight of Lifespan Services to ensure the provision of effective supports and services to meet the needs of individuals and families. Dena began her career with the state in 2001.

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Jeffrey B. Klein, FACHE, President/CEO Nevada Senior Services

Jeffrey B. Klein, FACHE, has extensive experience in health care management, consulting, and strategic planning for hospitals, community-based services and aging networks. He is currently the President/CEO of Nevada Senior Services Inc. operating adult day health care centers, caregiver support services, in home respite, home modifications and geriatric assessment clinic and wellness programs.

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