TASK FORCE ON PREVENTING & COUNTERING ELDER ABUSE

Vacancy, Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor: Carol L. Fenderson; Deborah C. Flory; Stephen C. Kensinger; Theressa Lee; Wendy L. Myers; Andrew W. Rabinowitz, Esq.

Appointed by Senate President: Shelly L. Hettleman

Appointed by House Speaker: one vacancy

Ex officio: Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General; Carmel Roques, Secretary of Aging; vacancy, Chief, Baltimore City Fire Department; Pamela E. Southall, M.D., Interim Chief Medical Examiner; Gregory R. Sesek, Director, Office of Adult Services, Department of Human Services; Stevanne A. Ellis, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman; Deborah S. Holbrook, Director of Forensic Nursing, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore; Quinton Askew, Executive Director, 2𢴏 Maryland; Lauren Shaivitz, Esq., Executive Director, CHANA.


[photo, 301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland] Staff:

c/o Office of Secretary, Department of Aging
301 West Preston St., Suite 1007, Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-1100; 1-800-243-3425 (toll free, Maryland); fax: (410) 333-7943
Maryland relay service: 711


301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland, October 2019. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Preliminary Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 31, 2023 (Chapters 706 & 707, Acts of 2023).

Final Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 31, 2024 (Chapters 706 & 707, Acts of 2023).


In July 2023, the Task Force on Preventing and Countering Elder Abuse was authorized by the General Assembly (Chapters 706 & 707, Acts of 2023).

The Task Force charge first is to study existing laws, policies, and practices relating to elder abuse, and crimes committed against older adults; and then make recommendations regarding changes to State law, policy, and practice that would help prevent elder abuse.

Authorization for the Task Force ends June 30, 2025.

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