Neglect. She is president of the KY Guardianship Association, director of the KY Justice Center for Elders and Vulnerable Adults, member of the Task Force on Older Adult Ministries for the National Episcopal Church, and immediate past president of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. She has served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on Social Security and Representative Payees, the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, and the Center for Guardianship Certification. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a recipient of the Rosalie Wolf Award for Research on Elder Abuse (National Association of Adult Protective Services), the Outstanding Affiliate Member Award (Kentucky Guardianship Association), and the Distinguished Educator Award (Kentucky Association for Gerontology). She is the author of Public Guardianship After 25 Years: In the Best Interests of Incapacitated People? (Praeger, 2010).
Elizabeth Ward, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., is a medical epidemiologist with years of public health experience in the Jamaican government health system. Dr. Ward is a consultant at the Institute of Public Safety and Justice at the University of the West Indies and chair of the board of directors of the Violence Prevention Alliance Jamaica. She was formerly the director of disease prevention and control of the Health Promotion and Protection Division in the Ministry of Health. She has coordinated program development, research, and data analysis and has been responsible for disease prevention and control. She spearheaded the development of the Jamaica Injury Surveillance System, which tracks hospital-based injuries island-wide. Additionally, Dr. Ward has contributed to the development of Jamaican government policies as a task force member for the National Security Strategy for Safe Schools and as a member of the working groups for the Security Component of the National Development Plan, the National Strategic Plan for Children and Violence, and the Strategic Plan for Healthy Lifestyles.