Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Prevention Council

The Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Prevention Council was created through the attorney general’s regulatory authority under Kansas law to advise and make recommendations to the Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Unit, which works with the Kansas Department for Children and Families, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, law enforcement and prosecutors statewide to help prevent and prosecute crimes against vulnerable adults across Kansas.

The council’s duties include establishing working groups on specific topics, developing local or regional multi-disciplinary teams to assist local authorities in investigating abuse and neglect, as well as coordinating and engaging in education and outreach activities including creating a publicly available clearinghouse of information on elder and dependent adult abuse prevention.

Council Members

  • Stacy Edwards, Chair

    Deputy Attorney General, Fraud and Abuse Litigation Division
  • Kendra Baldridge

    Director of the Bureau of Community Health Systems, KDHE
  • Dr. Stephen Benson

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Barbara Conant

    Public Policy Coordinator, Kansas Advocates for Better Care
  • Kathy Greenlee

    Former Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Chrissy Khatib

    Deputy Director of Prevention and Protection Services, DCF
  • Fran Oleen

    Deputy Attorney General, Consumer Protection Division
  • Dawne Stevenson

    Director of Survey and Certification, KDADS
  • Kathy Taylor

    Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Kansas Bankers Association
  • Mary Tritsch

    Associate State Director, AARP
  • Jackie Williams

    Deputy Attorney General, Medicaid Fraud & Abuse Division
  • Jacklyn Zickel

    Detective, Overland Park Police Department 

Upcoming Meetings



MinutesMeeting DateTypeSize
October 2022 EDAAPC Minutes
October 21, 2022PDF124.99 KB
January 2022 EDAAPC Minutes
January 27, 2022PDF405.60 KB
December 2021 EDAAPC Minutes
December 01, 2021PDF417.27 KB
August 2021 EDAAPC Minutes
August 18, 2021PDF226.89 KB
May 2021 EDAAPC Minutes
May 12, 2021PDF233.48 KB
February 2021 EDAAPC Minutes
February 25, 2021PDF225.02 KB
January 2021 EDAAPC Minutes
January 07, 2021PDF403.17 KB
November 2020 EDAAPC Minutes
November 30, 2020PDF222.98 KB
September 2020 EDAAPC Minutes
September 14, 2020PDF223.08 KB
August 2020 EDAAPC Minutes
August 19, 2020PDF69.80 KB
June 2020 EDAAPC Minutes
June 24, 2020PDF70.71 KB
March 2020 EDAAPC Minutes
March 13, 2020PDF272.19 KB
December 2019 EDAAPC Minutes
December 17, 2019PDF409.83 KB
October 2019 EDAAPC Minutes
October 04, 2019PDF226.38 KB

Annual Reports

Contact Us

Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Prevention Council
Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt
120 SW 10th Ave, 2nd Fl.
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
(785) 296-2215

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