Bonnie Brandl, MSW
Bonnie Brandl is the founder and Director of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse). Brandl is a recognized leader within the elder abuse field and domestic violence movement.
Brandl has worked in the battered women’s movement since 1982 and has been with End Abuse since 1991. She has written national curricula for law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim service providers on elder abuse and facilitated trainings for thousands of professionals throughout the United States. 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. She received the NAPSA Rosalie Wolf award in 2008. In 2011, she testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Brandl was a steering committee member on the Elder Justice Roadmap project.
Brandl has a Master in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She currently lives with her family near Boulder, Colorado.
Juanita Davis, J.D.
NCALL Program Manager
Juanita Davis 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, she provides nationwide leadership, technical assistance, and training to professionals across the country on various topics related to abuse in later life, including creating and enhancing coordinated community response (CCR) and systems change. She also assists in the development training materials and resources related to abuse in later life.
In her past work, Davis has represented survivors of domestic violence in family law cases and coordinated leadership development opportunities for survivors and advocates of color in Wisconsin. She has also assisted domestic violence programs enhance their outreach and services to marginalized populations.
She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012. Davis has a Master of Arts in Special Education from San Francisco State University. Davis works in NCALL’s home office in Madison, Wisconsin.
Ann Laatsch, J.D.
NCALL Justice System Coordinator
Ann Laatsch is the Justice System Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse). Laatsch is responsible for nationwide leadership within the criminal justice system on enhancing safety and the quality of life of older victims and survivors of abuse. In this role, she also provides training and technical assistance on justice system issues, and creates training materials and curricula on justice system responses to abuse in later life.
In her past work, she has provided legal representation to survivors of domestic and elder abuse, and people with disabilities. Laatsch has developed and presented trainings on a range of topics including domestic violence, housing law, public benefits, elder rights, and disability issues.
Laatsch is a graduate of Carroll University. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2005. She lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
NCALL Project Coordinator
Sara Mayer is the Project Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse). At NCALL, Mayer is responsible for providing technical assistance and consultation to various entities, including professionals, organizations, OVW Abuse in Later Life grantees, and members of the public. She also coordinates various NCALL development projects.
Mayer has been with NCALL since 2010. She has authored resources on abuse in later life and technology and designed numerous training materials and curricula, presentations, and publications aimed at increasing public knowledge of abuse in later life. She has more than 15 years of professional writing and graphic design experience.
Mayer received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Masters of Arts in Art History from the University of Virginia. She works in NCALL’s home office in Madison, Wisconsin.
NCALL Administrative Assistant
Nina Reynolds is the Administrative Assistant for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse). Reynolds is responsible for numerous organizational tasks and works closely with each of the NCALL team members on a variety of projects. She also provides technical assistance to OVW Grantees as well as individuals in communities throughout the country.
Reynolds has 10 years of experience as an administrative professional and several years of volunteer experience working with non-profit organizations.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and works in NCALL’s home office in Madison, Wisconsin.
Elder Victim Services and Advocacy Coordinator
Ann Turner is the Elder Victim Services and Advocacy Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), a project of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse). In her role at NCALL, she provides leadership on improving response to older survivors and has trained extensively throughout the United States.
Turner has been working in the domestic and sexual assault services field since 1981. She worked with allies in a small rural area of northwestern Wisconsin to start a domestic and sexual abuse services agency and served as the Executive Director of the program for 20 years.
Turner authored a resource booklet titled “Working with Older Victims in Rural Communities” and co-authored a training curriculum, “A Collaborative Victim Centered Response to Abuse in Later Life,” as well as a chapter on Domestic Abuse in Later Life for a book titled “Domestic Violence Mosaic: Culturally Competent Practice with Diverse Populations.” In 1991, Turner received the Bonnie Brandl Outstanding Systems Advocate Award from the WCADV. In 2001, she received a blanket, a symbol of honor, from the St Croix Ojibwa Tribe for her work with the tribal community.
Turner works out of her home in rural Northwestern Wisconsin.
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