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NCALL Staff

Director
Bonnie Brandl, MSW
(303) 494-1682

As the Director of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), Bonnie Brandl, MSW, oversees NCALL’s administrative functions; acts as a liaison for national elder abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and aging networks; oversees and provides national technical assistance, training, program development, and support regarding abuse in later life.

Bonnie has worked with battered women for over 25 years. She co-authored a book titled “Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention:  A Collaborative Approach.”  Her numerous published articles and manuals on abuse in later life have been distributed throughout the country.  For more than a decade, she has presented at national, regional, statewide and local conferences on domestic violence and elder abuse. Bonnie has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.  Bonnie’s office is located in Boulder, Colorado.

NCALL Program Manager
Juanita Davis, J.D.
(608) 255-0539 x303

Juanita Davis, J.D., is the Program Manager for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse).  In her role at NCALL, Juanita is responsible for overseeing NCALL’s home office operations in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition, she develops training and materials on coordinated community response and works with OVW Abuse in Later Life Grantee CCR teams to promote knowledge of and effective, cross-disciplinary approaches and responses to abuse in later life. Juanita also provides technical assistance to professionals throughout the country, as needed.

Prior to joining NCALL, Juanita worked for several years as a general and special education teacher in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Oakland, California. She also represented victims of domestic violence in family law cases at RISE Law Center in Madison. Juanita also coordinated leadership development opportunities for survivors and advocates of color throughout Wisconsin and promoted statewide efforts to be more inclusive of marginalized populations in her role as REACH Coordinator for End Abuse.  Juanita works in NCALL’s Madison, Wisconsin office.

NCALL Justice System Coordinator
Ann Laatsch, J.D.
(414) 231-3441

As the Justice System Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life, Ann is responsible for nationwide leadership within the criminal justice system on enhancing safety and the quality of life of older victims and survivors of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. In addition, she provides training and technical assistance, as needed, to professionals throughout the country, including Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantees and the NCALL tribal project.

Ann graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005. She began her legal career as a staff attorney with Legal Action of Wisconsin, focusing on elder abuse and public benefits matters. She subsequently worked as a disability attorney with Community Advocates and JusticePoint in Milwaukee, where her practice involved helping low-income, justice-involved individuals navigate the health care system and access health-related benefits such as SSI/SSDI, Medicaid/BadgerCare, and private health insurance.

Ann is currently the board chairperson of Heshima Kenya, which specializes in identifying and protecting unaccompanied and separated refugee girls and young women in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a former volunteer and staff person of Sojourner Truth House.

NCALL Project Coordinator
Sara Mayer
(608) 255-0539 x315

As the Project Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), Sara Mayer provides comprehensive technical assistance and consultation on elder abuse and abuse in later life, manages NCALL’s grant reporting, moderates the EA Grantees—OVW Abuse in Later Life Grant recipient’s listserv and administers the OVW ALL Grantee Portal. Additional responsibilities include: overseeing NCALL’s communication strategies and messaging, coordinating the NCALL News Update eNewsletter, and managing NCALL’s website and social media.

Sara has been with NCALL since 2010 and during that time she has provided technical assistance to OVW Abuse in Later grantees and the public on elder abuse and abuse in later life. She has more than 15 years of professional writing and graphic design experience. Sara works in NCALL’s Madison, Wisconsin office.

 

NCALL Administrative Assistant
Nina Reynolds
(608) 255-0539 x312

As the NCALL Program Assistant, Nina Reynolds provides administrative support to the NCALL team, assists with OVW Abuse in Later Life grant-related event logistics and event preparation, and provides general technical assistance on abuse in later life. Nina received her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has 10 years of experience as an administrative professional. She works in NCALL’s Madison, Wisconsin office.

Elder Victim Service and Advocacy Coordinator
Ann Turner
(715) 483-2521

Ann Turner has trained extensively throughout the United States on abuse in later life issues.  She has been working with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) since 2002 and is currently working with the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL).  As the Elder Services and Advocacy Coordinator, Ann is responsible for nationwide leadership within the domestic violence and sexual assault movements on enhancing safety and the quality of life of older victims and survivors.

Ann has been working in the domestic and sexual assault services field since 1981. She worked with others in a small rural area of northwestern Wisconsin to start a domestic and sexual abuse service agency and served as the executive director of the program for 20 years. Ann received the Bonnie Brandl Outstanding Systems Advocate Award from the WCADV in 1991, and in 2001 received a blanket, a symbol of honor, from the St Croix Ojibwa Tribe for her work with the tribal community. Ann’s office is located near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Contact us:

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life,
a project of End Domestic Abuse WI: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1245 E. Washington Ave., Suite 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Phone: (608) 255-0539
Fax/TTY: (608) 255-3560
Email