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Karen Stobbe

Chief Purpose Officer, In the Moment

Karen was working as an actress, director, writer and instructor of theatre when her Dad, Manfred was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Manfred passed away in october of 2000 and her Mom, Virginia was diagnosed with Mixed dementia (Vascular & Alzheimer’s) a year after Manfred passed away. 

Karen has worked all over North America presenting  keynotes, workshops, performances and consulting. 

She was the Director of Education for Pioneer Network and Chair of the National Conference for 6 years.  Karen worked with the Eden Alternative on their International Conference (3) and education curriculum for Dr. Al Power’s Dementia Beyond Drugs seminars. Karen was priviledged to work on the National Alzheimer’s Association Campaign for Quality Care as a consultant and writer for videos. 

Karen was the co-developer (with Sonya Barsness) of all the content for the Hand in Hand Training Toolkit produced by CMS and distributed to every nursing home in the country in 2012. She has written a book, has a training DVD, featured in Real Simple magazine, Guideposts, heard on NPR’s This American Life and  presented at the International TEDMED Conference.

The Being in the Moment site is Karen’s passion and her hope is that every person who come here finds something to make their day better. 

“I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude.” – Brene Brown

“Maybe you think someone doesn’t have a lot on their plate compared to you. But maybe their plate is smaller than yours and doesn’t have a lot of room to begin with. Or maybe their plate is paper, and their flimsy paper plate can’t hold as much as your sturdy ceramic plate can.”  – Unknown

Mondy Carter

Mondy Carter

Creative Chaos Consultant: Specialty in animation, directing, voiceover and acting

Mondy is a very lucky guy. Improv performer, actor and writer. He gets to make a living doing those things. That would not be possible without his wife, Karen. Not only impossible but much less gratifying. One of his regular gigs is performing in the two person show he and Karen have called : Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh. It’s a show about Alzheimer’s, caregiving, and the necessity of keeping your sense of humor. He and Karen have performed all over the U.S. and Canada. Recently they have been presenting many other talks that are educational as well as entertaining.  

Mondy was actually the main caregiver for Virginia (Karen’s Mom) for the 11 years she lived with them. From this experience he has grown into a very patient person. That’s one of benefits of getting to be with a person with dementia. If you are open to it they can allow you to grown in unexpected ways.    

Advisory Board for Being in the Moment

MaryAnn Anachini

Mary Ann Anichini, a board certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, has worked with elders for 40 years. In addition to clinical expertise in geriatric nursing and the promotion of wellness, she is passionate about the advancement of well-being in persons living with cognitive disorders and those who care for them. Mary Ann has multiple certifications in the most recent standards for providing compassionate care to persons with different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease. She walked the caregiver journey with her mother who had dementia for nearly 20 years. Their journey together has left a deep recognition of how even as memory and cognition fade, the Spirit dwells within, alive and well. In addition to many local presentations, she has spoken at the following national conventions: Leading Age, Pioneer Network, and The National Alzheimer’s Association.

Joe Angellini

Mary Ann Anichini, a board certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, has worked with elders for 40 years. In addition to clinical expertise in geriatric nursing and the promotion of wellness, she is passionate about the advancement of well-being in persons living with cognitive disorders and those who care for them. Mary Ann has multiple certifications in the most recent standards for providing compassionate care to persons with different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease. She walked the caregiver journey with her mother who had dementia for nearly 20 years. Their journey together has left a deep recognition of how even as memory and cognition fade, the Spirit dwells within, alive and well. In addition to many local presentations, she has spoken at the following national conventions: Leading Age, Pioneer Network, and The National Alzheimer’s Association.

Amy Conoly

Mary Ann Anichini, a board certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, has worked with elders for 40 years. In addition to clinical expertise in geriatric nursing and the promotion of wellness, she is passionate about the advancement of well-being in persons living with cognitive disorders and those who care for them. Mary Ann has multiple certifications in the most recent standards for providing compassionate care to persons with different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease. She walked the caregiver journey with her mother who had dementia for nearly 20 years. Their journey together has left a deep recognition of how even as memory and cognition fade, the Spirit dwells within, alive and well. In addition to many local presentations, she has spoken at the following national conventions: Leading Age, Pioneer Network, and The National Alzheimer’s Association.

Darlene Cray

For the last 16 years Darlene Cray has served elders who reside in Long-Term Care settings within the State of New Hampshire as a Long-Term Care Ombudsman and previously for 23 years in varying roles within the continuum of Long-Term Care and Home Care. In addition to the role of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Darlene has assisted with the creation and facilitation of a virtual statewide forum for residents in care, served as a Senior Examiner for the American Health Care Association (AHCA) Baldrige-based Quality Awards, actively participated in the taskforce for Community Based Care Initiatives in New Hampshire and facilitates and provides education to groups and organizations within the state and on a national level. Darlene was the primary conveyor for the Pioneer Network Learning Collaborative and the founder of the New Hampshire Culture Change Coalition. Most recently Darlene has served in what she believes to be one of the most challenging and amazing roles; the gift of being a care partner for several family elders who live with Alzheimer’s Disease. Darlene has a demonstrated record of accomplishments within the areas of Quality Improvement, Long Term Care and in Person Centered and Person Directed Care. Beyond this she has also earned a level of respect from local peers as well as many individuals on the National and International level. Darlene’s experience and reputation have positioned her to be a leader, facilitator, and educator however it has also taught her the importance of remaining a “student of the elders” and learning from their wise council, through all levels of their abilities.

Gary Gibson

Pastor Gary Gibson takes a real practical approach to the importance of a healthy spirit in our daily lives. Life is indeed a journey, for some it is a journey of faith and for others a journey of religion and yet for others it is rooted in their own individual spirit. Maintaining a healthy spirit can and should carry us through each day with purpose, motivation and a natural desire to help ourselves grow.  Pastor Gary has been a national speaker for enhancing the quality through a healthy spirit for more than 25 years. He has been a national speaker for the International Conference on Aging and the Young Presidents Organization YPO, The Pioneer Network, VOICE (Voice for Inspirited Change for Elders in PA) and Leading Age PA., as well as several colleges and universities. Gary has served three Presbyterian churches in south western Pennsylvania. He has served as the Director of Pastoral Care for Presbyterian Senior Care at the Washington PA Campus for the past 15 years and the Oncology Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor for the Washington Health System for 25 years. He is a life-long resident of Pennsylvania and a proud veteran of the United States Navy.


Daphne Mobley Johnston

Mary Ann Anichini, a board certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, has worked with elders for 40 years. In addition to clinical expertise in geriatric nursing and the promotion of wellness, she is passionate about the advancement of well-being in persons living with cognitive disorders and those who care for them. Mary Ann has multiple certifications in the most recent standards for providing compassionate care to persons with different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease. She walked the caregiver journey with her mother who had dementia for nearly 20 years. Their journey together has left a deep recognition of how even as memory and cognition fade, the Spirit dwells within, alive and well. In addition to many local presentations, she has spoken at the following national conventions: Leading Age, Pioneer Network, and The National Alzheimer’s Association.

Jennifer Laporte

Jennifer LaPorte is from Milwaukee, WI and started working for Dr. Kate Hospice in northern Wisconsin as a volunteer in 2011, later becoming bereavement coordinator and chaplain. She also serves as an on-call chaplain for a local hospital system and provides community grief support throughout the Northwoods She has a Masters in Thanatology (the study of death and dying, emphasizing grief and bereavement models) and has completed four units of clinical pastoral education. Her passion is working in the field directly with families and patients to help meet their spiritual and emotional care needs and also in using the arts to communicate with people living with dementia.

Jytte Lokvig, PhD

Mary Ann Anichini, a board certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, has worked with elders for 40 years. In addition to clinical expertise in geriatric nursing and the promotion of wellness, she is passionate about the advancement of well-being in persons living with cognitive disorders and those who care for them. Mary Ann has multiple certifications in the most recent standards for providing compassionate care to persons with different types of dementia including Alzheimer’s Disease. She walked the caregiver journey with her mother who had dementia for nearly 20 years. Their journey together has left a deep recognition of how even as memory and cognition fade, the Spirit dwells within, alive and well. In addition to many local presentations, she has spoken at the following national conventions: Leading Age, Pioneer Network, and The National Alzheimer’s Association.

Heather Luth, B.A. Gerontology, Certificate in Senior Living Management

As the Dementia Program Specialist for Schlegel Villages, Heather believes the lived experience of people living with dementia should direct and guide our efforts to come alongside with support. More than 20 years in Senior Living Communities has taught her that observations are the first step in understanding and fostering creative problem solving that taps into people’s strengths and abilities. She considers a relational approach to be the cornerstone to providing person-centred care and creating moments of meaningful connection, purpose and joy. Heather’s education style sprinkles learning with real life stories and examples and she enjoys opportunities to be a guest lecturer, conference speaker, educator and trainer.

Beth Meyer Arnold

Andrea Nelson

Andrea Nelson is an advance practice nurse and the Director of Memory Care Programs with the Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview. She has over 25 years’ experience working in psychiatry and dementia care as well as a degree in music performance. As a family caregiver for her father and mother-in-law with dementia as well as a professional provider, she believes people with dementia and their caregivers can and should live active and engaged lives, with daily doses of hope, humor and joy.

Brenda Roberts

Alabama Resources

First Methodist Montgomery (Respite Ministry)

2416 W. Cloverdale Park Rd.Montgomery, Alabama 36106

Contact: Daphne Johnston - djohnston@fumcmontgomery.org

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Founder’s Place)
  • 3736 Montrose Rd
  • Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Contact: Susannah Whitsett - swhitsett@saint-lukes.com

  • Jewish Collat Services (CARES)
  • 3940 Montclair Rd
  • Birmingham, AL 35213
  • Contact: Pam Leonard - pam@cjfsbham.org

  • Canterbury United Methodist (Encore)
  • 350 Overbrook Rd
  • Mountain Brook, AL 35213
  • Contact: Patti Williams - encorepatti@gmail.com

  • First Methodist of Dothan (Respite Care)
  • 1380 West Main St.
  • Dothan, AL 36301
  • Contact: katie@fumcdothan.org

  • Asbury United Methodist (Anchor)
  • 6690 Cahaba Valley Rd.
  • Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Contact: Gina McIntyre

  • Grace Episcopal Church (Grace Place)
  • 305 Arnold St NE
  • Cullman, AL 35055-2910
  • Contact: Melva Jackson - melvalayne@yahoo.com

  • First Methodist Guntersville (Marshall County Adult Day Program)
  • 539 Gunter Ave.
  • Guntersville, AL 35976
  • Contact: Lulu Dobbs - lula.dobbs@gfumc.net

  1. First Methodist Eufaula (Connections)
  2. 101 E. Barbour St.
  3. Eufaula, AL 36027
  4. Contact: Caty Richardson - caty.richardson@chlaw.com

  • First Methodist Demopolis (Salt)
  • 200 E Decatur St Demopolis, AL 36732
  • Contact: Bambi Hamilton - adeer2@bellsouth.net

  • Fairhope United Methodist (Sheppard’s Place)
  • 155 S Section St
  • Fairhope, AL 36532
  • Contact: Susi Caminetti - susiehc@gmail.com

Alaska Resources

Area Agency on Aging Locator

Email lisa.morley@alaska.gov

Phone: (907) 465-3250

Arizona Resources

Area Agency on Aging Locator

Email: CommunityServices@azag.gov; More direct emails at specific agency websites.

Phone: 602) 264-HELP – to report senior abuse.

Arkansas Resources

Area Agency On Aging Locator

Email: https://agingarkansas.org/contact/

Phone: 866)-964-7017

https://agingarkansas.org/contact

Colorado Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://drcog.org/programs/area-agency-aging

Email: AreaAgencyonAging@drcog.org

Phone: 303-480-6700 ; 1(866) 959-3017

Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://disabilitylawco.org/colorado-long-term-care-ombudsman

Email: sengelking@disabilitylawco.org (State PACE ombudsman)

Phone: 303.722.0300

Name of Director: Leah McMahon

Connecticut Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://portal.ct.gov/AgingandDisability/Content-Pages/Topics-A-Z/Area-Agencies-on-Aging

Email: Kathleen.sullivan@ct.gov

Phone: (860) 424-5055

State Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://portal.ct.gov/LTCOP ; For regional list https://portal.ct.gov/LTCOP/Content/Contact-Us/All-Regions

Email: ltcop@ct.gov

Phone 1-866-388-1888 or 860-424-5200

Delaware Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/

Email: delawareadrc@delaware.gov

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Deleware Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/ltcop.html

District List Website: http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/DistrictsList.php

Email: DelawareADRC@delaware.gov

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Florida Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/arc.php

Email: information@elderaffairs.org

Phone: 850-414-2000

Florida State Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/

Email: LTCOPInformer@elderaffairs.org

Phone: 850-414-2323 or toll-free 1-888-831-0404

Georgia Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.georgia.gov/locations

Email: https://dhs.georgia.gov/contact-form

Phone: (404) 657-5258

Georgia Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.georgiaombudsman.org/

Email: Melanie.McNeil@osltco.ga.gov

Phone: 866-552-4464

Name of Director: Melanie McNeil

Hawaii Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://health.hawaii.gov/eoa/

Email: eoa@doh.hawaii.gov

Phone: (808) 586-0100

Hawaii State Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.ombudsman.hawaii.gov/

Email: complaints@ombudsman.hawaii.gov

Phone: (808) 587-0770

Name of State Ombudsman: John G McDermott

Idaho Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.idaho.gov/area-agencies-on-aging/

Email: ICOA@aging.idaho.gov

Phone: (208) 334-3833 Toll Free 1-877-471-2777

Idaho Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://aging.idaho.gov/stay-safe/ombudsman/

Email: cathy.hart@aging.idaho.gov

Phone: 208-334-3833

Name of Director: Cathy Hart

Illinois Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/forprofessionals/Pages/AreaAgenciesOnAging.aspx

Email: cheryl.barrett@illinois.gov

Phone: 1-800-252-8966

Illinois Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/programs/LTCOmbudsman/Pages/default.aspx

Local List Emails: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/programs/LTCOmbudsman/Pages/default.aspx

Email: aging.ilsenior@illinois.gov

Phone: 1-800-252-8966 - Senior Helpline

Name of Director: Kelly Richards

Indiana Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.in.gov/fssa/da/area-agencies-on-aging/

Email: https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new

Phone: 800-986-3505

Indiana Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.in.gov/ombudsman/

https://www.in.gov/ombudsman/long-term-care-ombudsman/contact-information/

Email: LongTermCareOmbudsman@ombudsman.IN.gov

Phone: 800-622-4484 or 317-232-7134

Name of Director: Lynn Clough – State Ombudsman

Iowa Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://iowaaging.gov/area-agencies-aging/find-your-local-area-agency-aging

Email: https://iowaaging.gov/contact-us

Phone: 1-800-532-3213

Iowa Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://ombudsman.ks.gov/ and https://ombudsman.ks.gov/contact-the-office

Email: ombudsman@legis.iowa.gov

Phone: 515.281.3592

Name of Director: Cindy Pederson

Kansas Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/commission-on-aging/aging-and-disability-resource-centers

Email: https://k4ad.org/contact-us All emails under the Area Agency on Aging Regional List

Phone: 855-200-ADRC (2372)

Kansas Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://ombudsman.ks.gov/ For individual counties https://ombudsman.ks.gov/contact-the-office

Email: Barbara.hickert@ks.gov

Phone: (785) 296 - 3017 Toll FREE (877) 662 - 8362

Name of Director: Barbara Hickert, State LTC Ombudsman

Kentucky Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dail/Pages/aaail.aspx

Email: chfs.listens@ky.gov

Phone: (502) 564-6930

Kentucky Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/os/omb/Pages/default.aspx

Email: sherryculp@ombuddy.org

Phone: (859) 277-9215 Toll Free:(800) 372-2991

Name of Director: Sherry Culp, State Ombudsman

Louisiana Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://goea.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=10&pnid=0&nid=8

Email: Shirely.Merrick@la.gov

Phone: (225) 342-7100

Louisiana Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://goea.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=107&pnid=2&nid=15

Email: StateOmbudsman@la.gov

Phone: (225) 342-7100 Toll-Free: (866) 632-0922

Name of Director: Rosa Walton, State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Maine Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/get-support/older-adults-disabilities/area-agencies-on-aging

Phone: 1-877-353-3771

Maine Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.maineombudsman.org/

Email: MLTCOP@MaineOmbudsman.org

Phone: (207) 621-1079 (800) 499-0229

Name of Director: Brenda Gallant, State LTC Ombudsman

Maryland Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.maryland.gov/accesspoint/Pages/Area-Agencies-on-Aging.aspx

Phone: (410) 767-1100 or (800) 243-3425

Maryland Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://aging.maryland.gov/Pages/state-long-term-care-ombudsman.aspx

https://aging.maryland.gov/Documents/OmbudsmanLocation.pdf

Phone: (410) 767-1100 or (800) 243-3425

Massachusetts Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://www.caremassachusetts.org/list10_MA_Aging_Services_senior_centers.htm

Email: http://www.caremassachusetts.org/a1_MA_request.htm

Phone: (617) 727-7750

Massachusetts Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/ombudsman-programs

Phone: (800) 243-4636

Name of Director: Carolyn Fenn

Michigan Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/osa/1,4635,7-234-64081-295815--,00.html

Email: AASAInfo@michigan.gov

Phone: 517-241-4100

Michigan Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://mltcop.org/

Email: https://mltcop.org/contact

Phone: Local Ombudsman 1-866-485-9393 State Ombudsman Phone: (517) 827-8040

Minnesota Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://mn.gov/board-on-aging/about-us/area-agencies/

Email: mba.dhs@state.mn.us

Minnesota Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/seniors/services/ombudsman/

Emaill: cheryl.hennen@state.mn.us

https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/regulation/billofrights/docs/ombudsdir.pdf

Phone: 651-431-2555, toll-free at 800-657-3591

Mississippi Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/area-agencies-on-aging/

Phone: 601-359-4929

Mississippi Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/state-long-term-care-ombudsman/

Email: lisam.smith@mdhs.ms.gov (State Ombudsman)

Email List: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/state-long-term-care-ombudsman/

Phone: 601-359-4500

Name of Director: Lisa Smith, State Ombudsman

Missouri Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://health.mo.gov/seniors/aaa/

Email: info@health.mo.gov

Phone: 573-526-4542

Missouri Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/

https://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/pdf/OmbudRegion.pdf

Email: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov

Phone: (800) 309-3282

Name of Director: Jenny Hollandsworth , State LTC Ombudsman

Montana Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/aging/areaagenciesonaging

Email: http://sfx.vqo.mybluehost.me/M4A/?page_id=57

Phone: (406) 444-4077

Montana Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/aging/longtermcareombudsman

https://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/sltc/documents/Ombudsman/ OmbudsmanList_1.pdf?ver=2020-12-02-153226-383

Email: slee@ncils.org

Phone: 1-800-332-2272

Name of Director: Shellye Lee, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Nebraska Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://nebaaaa.org/

Email: https://nebaaaa.org/contact.html

Phone: 402-471-4624

Nebraska Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Aging-Ombudsman.aspx

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/LTCO%20Service%20Map.pdf

Email: DHHS.LTCOmbudsman@nebraska.gov

Phone: (800) 942-7830

Name of Director:

Penny Clark, State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Nevada Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/ADSD_Programs/

Email: BEAS@dhhs.nh.gov

Phone: (603) 271-9203

Nevada Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Seniors/LTCOmbudsman/ LTCOmbudsProg/

Email: adsd@adsd.nv.gov

Phone: (775) 687-4210

Name of Director: Jennifer Williams-Woods, State LTC Ombudsman

New Hampshire Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/

Email: BEAS@dhhs.nh.gov

Phone: (603) 271-9203

New Hampshire Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oltco/

Email: OLTCO@dhhs.nh.gov

Phone: (603) 271-4375, (800) 442-5640

Name of Director: Susan Buxton, State LTC Ombudsman

New Jersey Area Agency on Aging Resources

Websitehttps://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/aaaa.html

Email: https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/contact/email/

Phone: 1-877-222-3737

New Jersey Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.nj.gov/ooie/

Email: ombudsman@ltco.nj.gov

Phone: 1-800-792-9770

Name of Director: Laurie Facciarossa Brewer , State LTC Ombudsman

New Mexico Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website:http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/aaa.aspx

Email: http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Contact_Us.aspx

Phone: 1-800-432-2080, 1-505-476-4937

New Mexico Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Long_Term_Ombudsman.aspx

Email: http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Contact_Us.aspx

Phone: 1-866-451-2901

Name of Director: Zackary Quintero , Interim State LTC Ombudsman

New York Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.ny.gov/

Email: NYSOFA@aging.ny.gov

Phone: 1-844-697-6321

New York Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://aging.ny.gov/long-term-care-ombudsman-program

https://aging.ny.gov/locationsearch/ombudsmen

Email: ombudsman@aging.ny.gov

Phone: 1 (855) 582-6769

Name of Director: Claudette Royal , State LTC Ombudsman

North Carolina Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/daas

Phone: 919-855-3400

North Carolina Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/adult-services/long-term-care-ombudsman

Email: Victor.orija@dhhs.nc.govrenee.kea@dhhs.nc.gov  or lakendra.dixon@dhhs.nc.gov

Phone: 919-855-3400 (Joyce Massey-Smith – Director)

Name of Director: Victor Orija , State Ombudsman (Joyce Massey-Smith – Director)

North Dakota Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/adultsaging/

Email: carechoice@nd.gov

Phone: 1-855-462-5465

North Dakota Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/adultsaging/ombudsman.html

Email: dhsagingombud@nd.gov

Phone: 855-462-5465, select option 3 and ask for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Ohio Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://ohioaging.org/area-agencies/

Email: http://ohioaging.org/contact-us/

Phone: 614-481-3511

Ohio Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/site/residents/resources/office-of-the-state-long-term-care-ombudsman

https://aging.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/aging/care-and-living/get-help/get-an-advocate

Email: OhioOmbudsman@age.ohio.gov

Phone: (1-800-282-1206

Name of Director: Beverley Laubert , State LTC Ombudsman

Oklahoma Area Agency on Aging Resources

Wesbite: https://www.agingcare.com/local/oklahoma-aging-services-division-oklahoma-city-area-agency-on-aging-ok

Email: info@okdrs.gov

Phone: 405) 521-2281

Oklahoma Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/aging-services/ombudsman.html

https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/ aging/ombudsmensupervisorkeypersonnel.html

Email: ombudsman.intake.line@okdhs.org

Phone: (405) 521-2281

Name of Director: William Whited , State LTC Ombudsman

Oregon Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://www.o4ad.org/

Email: info@o4ad.org

Phone: 503-463-8692

Oregon Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.oltco.org/oltco/index.html

Email: ltco.info@oregon.gov

Phone: 800-522-2602 | 503-378-6533

Name of Director: Fred Steele , State LTC Ombudsman

Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.aging.pa.gov/local-resources/Pages/AAA.aspx

Email: aging@pa.gov

Phone: (717) 783-1550

Pennsylvania Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.aging.pa.gov/aging-services/Pages/Ombudsman.aspx

Email: aging@pa.gov

Phone: (717) 783-1550

Name of Director: Margaret Barajas , State LTC Ombudsman

Rhode Island Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://oha.ri.gov/index.php

Email: http://oha.ri.gov/get-involved/feedback/feedback-form/

Phone: 401-462-3000

Rhode Island Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://oha.ri.gov/what-we-do/protect/ltco/

Email: http://oha.ri.gov/get-involved/feedback/feedback-form/

Phone: 401-462-3000

Name of Director: Kathleen Heren , State LTC Ombudsman

South Carolina Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.sc.gov/

Email: https://aging.sc.gov/form/contact

Phone: 1-800-868-9095

South Carolina Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://ombudsman.sc.gov/

Email: https://aging.sc.gov/form/contact

Phone: 1-800-868-9095

Name of Director: A. Dale Watson , State LTC Ombudsman

South Dakota Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dhs.sd.gov/LTSS/default.aspx

Phone: https://dhs.sd.gov/contactus.aspx

South Dakota Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://dhs.sd.gov/ltss/ombudsman.aspx

Local Offices: https://dhs.sd.gov/ltss/ombudsmanoffices.aspx

Email: LTCO@state.sd.us

Phone: 1.866.854.5465

Tennessee Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.tn.gov/aging/resource-maps/tennessee-area-agencies-on-aging-and-disability.html

Email: laverdia.mccullough@tn.gov

Phone: (615) 741-2056

Tennessee Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.tn.gov/aging/our-programs/long-term-care-ombudsman.html

Email: quiteka.moten@tn.gov

Phone: 615-253-5412

Texas Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/long-term-care-providers/area-agencies-aging-aaa

Email: AAA.help@hhsc.state.tx.us

Phone: 855-937-2372

Texas Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/news_info/ombudsman/

Email: ltc.ombudsman@hhsc.state.tx.us

Phone: 1-800-252-2412

Name of Director: Patty Ducayet , State LTC Ombudsman

Utah Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://daas.utah.gov

Email: dhsinfo@utah.gov

Phone: (801) 538-4171

Utah Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://daas.utah.gov/long-term-care-ombudsman/

https://daas.utah.gov/ombudsman-locations/

Email: dmusto@utah.gov

Phone: (801) 538-3910

Name of Director: Daniel Musto , State LTC Ombudsman

Vermont Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.vermont4a.org/

Email: janet@vermont4a.org

Phone: 1-800-642-5119   

Vermont Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://asd.vermont.gov/services/ltc-ombudsman-program

Email: https://vtlawhelp.org/vtlegal_gethelp

Phone: 1-800-917-7787

Name of Director: Sean Londergan , State LTC Ombudsman

Virginia Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.vda.virginia.gov/aaamap.htm

Email: Kathryn.hayfield@dars.virginia.gov

Phone: 804-662-9333, Toll Free: 800-552-3402

Virginia Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://elderrightsva.org/

https://elderrightsva.org/locations.htm#dir

Email: ombudsman@dars.virginia.gov

Phone: 800-552-3402, (804) 565-1600

Washington State Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services/agencies-help

Phone: 1-800-833-6384

Washington State Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.waombudsman.org/

Email: ltcop@mschelps.org

Phone: 1-800-562-6028

Name of Director: Patricia Hunter, State Ombudsman

West Virginia Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website:http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/GettingAnswers/OverviewofAgingProgramsInWestVirginia/AreaAgenciesonAging/tabid/97/Default.aspx

Email: robert.e.rowall@wv.gov

Phone: (304) 558-3317

West Virginia Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/StayingSafe/LongTermCareOmbudsmanProgram/tabid/81/Default.aspx

http://www.wvseniorservices.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=twbgtHAqKXc%3d&tabid=81

Phone: 1-800-834-0598 

Name of Director: Suzanne Messenger , State LTC Ombudsman

Wisconsin Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/offices/regaaas.htm

Email: kathleen.steele@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Phone: 608-266-2536 (Kathleen Steele)

Wisconsin Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://longtermcare.wi.gov/

Email: BOALTC@Wisconsin.Gov

Phone: 1-800-815-0015

Name of Director: Heather A. Bruemmer , State LTC Ombudsman

Wyoming Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://health.wyo.gov/aging/

Email: https://health.wyo.gove/header-contact-form//?page-id=86

Phone: 307-777-7995, 800-442-2766

Wyoming Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://health.wyo.gov/admin/long-term-care-ombudsman-program/

http://www.wyomingseniors.com/

Email: https://health.wyo.gov/header-contact-form/?page-id=15709

Phone: 307-777-2885

Name of Director: Patricia Hall , State LTC Ombudsman

Washington DC Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dacl.dc.gov/

Email: dacl@dc.gov

Phone: (202) 724-5626

Washington DC Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://dhcf.dc.gov/page/office-health-care-ombudsman-and-bill-rights

Email: dcoa@dc.gov

healthcareombudsman@dc.gov

Phone: (202) 724-5626