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2018 Tennessee Elder Justice Conference Success

Oct 3, 2018

The ETAAAD at ETHRA hosted the Tennessee Elder Justice conference this year at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg on September the 18th and 19th. We had over 360 people in attendance from at least 4 states, including Tennessee, Texas, Louisiana, and South Carolina. The conference highlighted the vulnerability of older adults in Tennessee and focused on solutions aimed at minimizing exploitation and abuse.

There was a panel discussion on Elder Abuse and how each of the agencies represented were addressing the issue and what change would help going forward.

2018 TNEJC Program






Paul Greenwood
Recently Retired
Deputy District Attorney
San Diego County, California



Dr. Peter Lichtenberg
Institute of Gerontology &
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
Wayne State University


David Rausch
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation



Renee Bouchillon
Adult Protective Services
TN Department of Human Services


Andrea Kline
Assistant District Attorney General
Office of the District Attorney General
6th Judicial District, Knox County, TN


Laura Brown
General Counsel
TN Commission on Aging & Disability


Darrell Griffin
Knoxville Police Department
City of Knoxville, TN 


Kim Bohannon
Compliance & Risk Management
Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union


Katie Knutsen
EMS Lieutenant /Coordinator
Gatlinburg Fire Department


Don Dare
Consumer/Investigative Reporter
ATE-TV, Knoxville, Tennessee


Joanne Sheldon
Assistant District Attorney General
4th Judicial District Attorney General's Office


Del Holley
Assistant District Attorney General
Office of the District Attorney, 6th Judicial District
Knox County, TN

Chelsea Ridley, Director
Jacy Weems, Assistant Director
Civil Monetary Penalty Reinvestment Quality Improvement Program
Tennessee Department of Health




Lance Robertson
Assistant Secretary for Aging
Administration for Community Living




Greg Gonzales, Commissioner
Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions



Wallace Bowden, Postal Inspector
United States Postal Inspection Service






Event Photos