National Policy Advisor, National Adult Protective Services Association
Bill Benson has worked in the aging field for more than 4 decades at the local, state and national levels including as a State LTC Ombudsman, Senior Congressional Staffer in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, and a political appointee at the U.S. Administration on Aging including as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Aging. Since 1998 he has run a successful consulting practice in aging/human services and public health serving dozens of clients from the government, not-for-profit and proprietary sectors. He serves as National Policy Advisor to the National Adult Protective Services Association. Benson is co-founder and President of the International Association for Indigenous Aging focusing on American Indian elders. For the past 20 years he has led conversations with Holocaust survivors before live audiences at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Benson lives outside Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife Cathy Hamel. They have 3 children.