The Kentucky Guardianship Association presents its 10th Annual Conference
 
WHAT'S WORKING
 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601
 
 
Conference Agenda
 
 
Registration     7:30 AM to 8:15 AM
 Conference      8:15 PM to 4:30 PM 
 

 
7:30 – 8:15      Check – in & Registration
 
8:15 – 8:30      Welcome & Opening Remarks
 
8:30 – 9:30      Building Blocks for Positive Guardianship                
           
9:30 – 9:45      Break 
 
9:45 –  10:45   Proactive Long Term Care 
                       
10:45 – 11:00   Break
                       
11:00 – 12:00   Successful Strategies for Guardianship
                        
12:00 - 1:00     Lunch
                         
                        Presentation of 2019 Reg White Scholarship Award Winners
                         
                        KGA Annual business Meeting with Election of Officers
 
1:00 – 2:00      Elder Justice Task Force 
                       
2:00 – 2:15       Break
 
2:15 – 3:15       Guardianship Legislative Review
 
3:15 – 4:15        KGA Talks Back
                                                                      
4:15 – 4:30        Closing Remarks
 
6.0 CLE/ 7.0 CEU/CPE Available
 
 
 
 
Conference Presenters and Speakers
 
 
ADANNE HANCOCK BAGBY, NCG  is retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky where she was an auditor with the Auditor of Public Accounts, Audit Branch Manager with the Office of Inspector General, Cabinet for Health Services, and Assistance Director, Manager and Fiduciary Staff for the Fiduciary Guardianship Services, Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Duties with the Guardianship Program included training on guardianship laws and best practice, software system protocol and maintenance, and all aspects of guardianship in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with emphasis on financial responsibilities. She graduated from Woodford County High School, Versailles, KY and from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY earning a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics. She lives in Lexington with Bernie (partner) and George (cat). She has two daughters, one son-in-law, two grandsons, three step-sons & their wives, and three step-grandsons. 
 
PETER BROWN, JD/MBA  received his Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resources from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and his Masters in Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He is admitted to the Kentucky and Georgia Bars. For over a decade he served as a contract attorney for Guardianship Services of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, serving as counsel for wards of the Commonwealth. For over twenty five years he was appointed as counsel by the Fayette Family Court, Dependency Division, to represent dependent, neglected, and abused children and their families. Through this work he has gained significant experience in investigating exploitation and assisting incapacitated individuals with their particular legal needs.
 
LYNDA CARTER  and her daughter Chelsea recently settled in Kentucky after living in several states across the southeast. Lynda became Chelsea’s guardian in 2012 and has transferred guardianship several times in their travels to different states. Now settled (permanently, she says!) in Kentucky, Lynda enjoys her home near Lexington, her work as a Realtor and as a member of the KGA board of directors. Chelsea resides nearby at the Stewart Home & School. Both are self-declared “Kentucky girls” now who very much enjoy the beauty of central Kentucky.
 
CAMILLE COLLINS is a Federal Program Coordinator for Kentucky Protection & Advocacy.  She has worked in the field of disabilities for 20 years in various roles.  She has worked at Kentucky Protection & Advocacy since 2004.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.P.H from the University of Kentucky.
 
CARMEN CONLEY has been with Bluegrass Hospice, a service of Bluegrass Care Navigators since 2007.  Ms. Conley is a licensed Certified Social Worker and has her Advanced Hospice and Palliative Care Social Work certification.  In her current role at Bluegrass Care Navigators, Carmen oversees social work, chaplain and bereavement services for adult and pediatric patients. Carmen brings over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of hospice and palliative care.  Her passion is empowering others to have the difficult discussions that come with advanced care planning.  Carmen notes that through her own personal experience, her belief is that having conversations about our end of life wishes is a one of the greatest gifts we can give to our families and loved ones.
 
SHERI CULP is the Kentucky State Long Term Care Ombudsman. Before becoming an ombudsman Sherry was a social worker with Lexington’s Department of Social Services where she provided social work services to senior citizens. Sherry has a Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from the University of Kentucky. She was a Leader on the council of The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care in Washington, DC, an officer of the National Association of Local Long Term Care Ombudsmen and mentor for many new ombudsmen. Sherry has given hundreds of presentations and provided training across the country to ombudsmen, nurses, social workers, the general public, as well as residents and their families on topics ranging from navigating the long-term care system to abuse prevention.
 
JUDGE (RETIRED) TIMOTHY FEELEY currently serves as a Senior Status Judge for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. His professional experiences are wide and varied. Tim was an Army officer from 1978 to 1989, then served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky until 1996, at which time he established his own private law practice. Concurrently, he became involved in local politics and was elected to one term on the Oldham County (Kentucky) School Board, then four terms as State Representative for the 59th District. In 2005, Judge Feeley was appointed to the 12th Judicial Circuit court as a family court judge, a position to which he was twice re-elected.
In early 2016 Judge Feeley was selected by Governor Bevin to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, during which time he supervised the state’s behavioral health division, the Department of Aging and Independent Living, the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, and several other state programs. In this capacity, Judge Feeley was instrumental in establishing a WINGS program to the state. Judge Feeley has been married for 37 years to Dr. Sue Feeley, who maintains a private dental practice. They have four adult children and, at last count, two spoiled grandchildren.
 
JUDGE JENNIFER LEBSON has served since 2014 as District Court Judge for the 30th District , 5th Division in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Previsouly she was a prosecutor with the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office specializing in elder abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and guardianship. She is co-author of the book Kentucky Practice: Elder Law.  She was a founding member of the Kentucky Guardianship Association. When she is not busy rescuing animals, Judge Leibson is active in the community and sits on several non-profit boards in Louisville/Jefferson County.
 
ROBERT McCLELLAND JD, LLM, CELA, a Lexington attorney with McClelland & Associates, PLLC, is a 1972 graduate of the University of Charleston, a 1983 graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law and Northern Kentucky University and in 2013 was awarded a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Elder Law from Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL.  Robert is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. Robert has focused his practice to counsel families of aging clients and special needs families on legal issues affecting asset protection in long term care and public benefits, guardianship, financial exploitation and abuse. As former President of the Kentucky Guardianship Association and a member of the National Guardianship Association, Robert is personally a court appointed guardian and "special needs” Trustee in multiple cases for aged or special needs clients.
 
JUDGE JOHN DAVID SIMCOE has been District Judge for the  9th Judicial District, Division I, Hardin County since 2000. From 1992 to 1999, he served as 1st Assistant Hardin County Attorney. Judge Simcoe received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky and his B.A. from Centre College. His civic involvements include Hardin County Drug Court & Mental Health Court Judge, Kentucky Citizen Review Board Outstanding Judge 2004, Juvenile Detention Alternative Judge, Kentucky Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Advisory Board, Co-Chair District Judge Association Legislative Committee and Crisis Intervention Team Member Lincoln Trail Region.
 
BECKY SMITH, NCG, MSSW, CSW is a licensed social worker and a national certified guardian. She was educated at the University of Louisville receiving her Master in Social Work from the Kent School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Since 1998 Becky has worked for the Kent School of Social Work in many capacities. Currently she is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Kent School supervising MSSW students in their practicums and a faculty liaison between the school, the student and the agency supervisor. She also teaches the Gerontology Lab for students in the Gerontology specialization. She was appointed to serve as a conservator for a minor child and consults for a local attorney on case management activities for selected clients who need supervision and/or assistance.  Among Becky’s many community activities, she is a founding member and past president of the Kentucky Association of Gerontology and a founding member, Board Member and past treasurer of the Kentucky Guardianship Association. In her “retirement”, Becky loves to be with friends and travel. She comes home to her two cats.
 
MARY TROTMAN is a litigation consultant with the Eastern District of Kentucky’s United States Attorney’s Office. Mary graduated from the University of Florida in 1984 with a B.A. in Sociology. She also graduated from the University of Detroit Law School in 1988. In 1981 Mary became an FBI agent where she worked a variety of cases including, White Collar Crime, Child Pornography, Civil Rights and Public Corruption in Washington DC, Ohio and Kentucky. In 2005 Mary moved to Kentucky and currently serves as Chief Division Counsel for the Louisville Office from 2012-2015. Mary retired in September 2016 and was hired by US Attorney’s Office in October 2016 to focus on the Opioid/Heroin Problem and Elder Justice Initiative.  She also did some investigative work with the Civil Division. Mary currently lives on a farm in Scott County with 2 horses, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a very supportive husband.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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