The Vanguard Awards Banquet will be held the evening of June 25th at the Harbor Center in Slidell from 6:00-9:00 PM.  This inaugural event will serve as the kickoff for the Financial Exploitation Conclave on June 26th, and will also provide the opportunity to recognize four dynamic individuals who have dedicated years of their professional and personal lives to prevent Elder Abuse.  Join us June 25th to help us thank these great people for their efforts:

Mr. Paul Greenwood:  Paul is now retired after leading the Elder Abuse Protection Unit in San Diego, CA for over 20 years.  He is a highly recognized expert who has testified before legislative bodies, instructed thousands of professionals to help them effectively intervene to prevent Elder Abuse, and has been a long-standing supporter and friend of this conference.

Dr. Laura Mosqueda:  Laura is the Dean of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and the Director of the National Center on Elder Abuse.  She is a geriatric specialist who, while caring for her patients, has committed years to the medical facets of Elder Abuse, and has coordinated the founding of the Judith D. Tamkin International Symposium on Elder Abuse.  Laura has provided sterling leadership at NCEA, and has invigorated that body to become even more relevant in all phases of Elder Abuse.

Mr. Harold Bartholomew, Jr.:  Harold is an Assistant District Attorney in the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office for St. Tammany and Washington Parishes in Southeast Louisiana.  In 2005 he accepted the position so he could develop and support the Elder Abuse Protection Unit in that office, and became an immediate supporter of this conference when it was started.  He has trained other prosecutors in the office and been instrumental in training law enforcement and other professionals in the effective prevention and intervention of elder abuse.  He has been recognized as an outstanding presenter for the general public, helping Senior Adults understand the nature of Elder Abuse and to be more forthcoming in reporting.

Mrs. Audrey Thibodeaux:  Audrey is now retired, but for 25 years she was instrumental in the effective investigation of Elder Abuse for several law enforcement agencies in Southern Louisiana, including service as a supervisor for Louisiana Elderly Protective Services.  She was also instrumental in obtaining and maintaining a grant to create Elder Services Officers for several law enforcement agencies, and led the training for that important program.

The cost to attend the conference is outlined below, and a complete information sheet can be downloaded HERE

Banquet Ticket Prices

Table (10 seats) – $1000            1/2 Table (5 seats) – $500            Single Seat – $125

Conference attendees get a 50% discount to attend, and sponsors have special opportunities to attend at reduced rates.

Join us at this banquet to help kick off the Financial Exploitation Conclave and show appreciation for the Vanguard Award winners!