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2022 Virtual Fall Conference
November 8, 2022 @ 7:50 am - 3:00 pm
Time: 7:50am Welcome | 8:00am – 3:00pm Conference
Location: Online via Zoom – Zoom link provided when you register in the confirmation email
Cost: WAPG Members – $175 | Non-Members – $200
Agenda: View Full Agenda
Mark C. Vohr
Principal, Ohana Fiduciary Corporation & Ohana Financial Services
Mark C. Vohr is a principal with Ohana Fiduciary Corporation and Ohana Financial Services, a Certified Professional Guardianship Agency, Chartered Trust Company and Professional Fiduciary. Ohana serves as guardians, trustees, attorneys in fact, and probate administrators along with other fiduciary roles. Prior to joining Ohana, Mark was in private law practice for almost 25 years practicing in the areas of Tax, Estate Planning, Guardianship Administration, Probate Administration, Vulnerable Adult Protection Litigation, Power of Attorney Litigation, Guardianship Law and Guardianship and Probate related litigation. Mark received a B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a J.D. Degree from Albany Law School of Union University. Mark is a member of the Washington State Bar Association (and a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section and Elder Law Section – Executive Committee Member and Trustee) and the King County Bar Association. Mark is also a former chair of the King County Bar Association Mandatory Inter-County Title 11.88 Guardian ad Litem Training and Certification Program and contributor to the on-line lay guardianship training program.
Neil R. Sarles
Law Office of Neil R. Sarles
Neil R. Sarles has been licensed to practice law (but is currently inactive) in California since 1975 and has been licensed to practice law in the state of Washington since 1978. He was employed for two years as an attorney with Institutional Legal Services and Spokane Legal Services in Spokane, Washington, representing mentally ill, developmentally disabled, and criminally insane clients at Eastern State Hospital and Lakeland Village, near Spokane. He is a former president of the board of Orion Industries, a non-profit company that trains handicapped workers. He now maintains a private practice in Seattle, with an emphasis on probate matters, trust and estate litigation, estate planning, elder law, guardianship law, Adult Protective Services – defense and protection of seniors from exploitation, and mental disability law.
Administrator, Generations Home Care
Jake Gamble is the owner and founder of Generations Home Care. He started working in senior care 10 years ago in a marketing position for memory care. He has served in Memory Care/Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Administration, and in-home care. His accumulated experience has made him especially helpful to families trying to understand the spectrum of senior care and the costs associated with care. Jake lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife, three kids, and too many animals.
Navigating the Care Spectrum: Many people are unable to determine the best path forward planning for future care needs. Even with unlimited information at their fingertips, it can be difficult to choose the right path. The goal of this presentation is to cover the options for care in Washington State. Additionally, we will cover the cost of care associated with each option and the best tools for planning. Last, the hope is to offer some assistance in how to best supervise the providers in each option to ensure clients are receiving the best possible care.
Maria Kelley, OTR/L, ATP
Senior Assistive Technology Specialist, Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
Maria Kelley, OTR/L, ATP received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Ohio State University and her ATP certification from RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America). She is a Senior Assistive Technology Specialist with the Washington Assistive Technology Act Program. Maria has presented at national and international assistive technology conferences. She has extensive experience conducting assistive technology evaluations, worksite, and home modifications. She works frequently with Vocational Rehabilitation, Area Agency on Aging, Worker’s Compensation, and school districts in Washington State. Her interests include computer access, home accessibility, ergonomics, aging in place, and the use of mobile technology in the field of disabilities.
Mitchell C. Hunter
Training Manager, GenPride
Mitchell C Hunter is an activist leader in the Transgender (Trans*)/NonBinary (NB)/Gender Diverse and LGBQ communities. Serving on Seattle’s LGBT Commission, he jointly created policy leading to Seattle’s all-gender restroom law. Mitch collaborated on the SPD’s model transgender policy and is featured in their mandatory training video. He trained more than 600 area healthcare providers, staff, clinics, and area hospitals on trans/nb-inclusive policies and best practices for Komen Puget Sound.
Mitch works with corporations; health care facilities, clinics, and hospitals; institutions; faith communities and organizations to further transgender inclusivity, visibility, leadership, and policies/procedures that humanize and celebrate us all.
Currently Mitch is working as the Training Manager for GenPride, where he shares the resiliency and vibrancy of the 2SLGBTQIA+ [Rainbow Elders] aging population with senior centers, and senior services in the City of Seattle, Greater King County area and the State of Washington.