- ALL Grant Program
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.
Elder Justice Coordinator
Linda Dawson, J.D., is the Elder Justice Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL). Linda is responsible for nationwide leadership within the criminal and civil justice systems 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 of Violence Against Women (OVW) grantees and the NCALL Tribal project.
Before going to law school, Linda was a teacher and consultant in Madison, Wisconsin and Seattle, Washington. She began her legal career as a prosecutor in the Dane County District Attorney’s Office in Madison, Wisconsin. She then was the Deputy Chief Legal Counsel for the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Until January, 2010, Linda was a shareholder in the Health Care Department at Reinhart Boerner VanDeuren, s.c.
Linda has extensive experience and expertise working in the area of elder abuse, including domestic abuse and sexual assault. She has additional experience working with Coordinated Community Response Task Forces, criminal and civil legal systems, regulatory health care and enforcement systems, and inter-governmental agencies.She has been a frequent presenter, a national trainer, and facilitator on issues related to elder abuse prevention and intervention. She is the author of “Preventing Abuse and Neglect in Health Care Settings: The Regulatory Agency’s Responsibility,” Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine, Vol. 77, No. 8, August 2004. Linda works in NCALL’s Madison, Wisconsin office.
Elder Victim Service and Advocacy Coordinator
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.
Abuse in Later Life Grant and Technology Coordinator
In her role as the Abuse in Later Life Grant and Technology Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), Sara Mayer provides technical assistance to the grantees of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Abuse in Later Life Project. Additionally, she coordinates NCALL's teleconferences and webinars, oversees the NCALL website, and moderates the EA Grantees—OVW Abuse in Later Life Grant recipients listserve.
Sara has more than a decade of professional writing experience and also brings to the position the knowledge and skills of a webmaster, graphic designer, and media and communications liaison. Sara works in NCALL’s Madison, Wisconsin office.
In her role as the Abuse in Later Life Program Assistant, Maddie is responsible for the clerical, technical, and program support of the Abuse in Later Life Project and NCALL staff. Maddie brings to the position extensive knowledge of several computer programs and is also experienced in graphic design, research projects, critical writing and analysis, presentation preparation, fundraising, and event planning.
Maddie grew up in Madison and has a BA in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Puget Sound. She was a research analyst intern at the Pierce County Auditor's Office in Tacoma, WA, has worked as a technology assistant in the Puget Sound's library computer lab, and also volunteered for four years at the Exchange Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Maddie works in NCALL's Madison, Wisconsin office.
National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life,
a project of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence
307 S. Paterson Street, Suite #1
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3517
Phone: (608) 255-0539
Fax/TTY: (608) 255-3560