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Stephanie Whittier-Eliason

Elder Rights Team Lead, Elder Justice and Adult Protective Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Community Living (ACL)

About Stephanie Whittier-Eliason

Stephanie Whittier Eliason serves as the Elder Rights Team Lead in the U.S. Administration for Community Living. She joined the U.S. Administration on Aging (now part of the Administration for Community Living) in 2003 and throughout her tenure has held lead responsibility for ACL’s Adult Protective Services portfolio, including the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System, and elder abuse prevention programming. Over her career, Stephanie has also been an advocate for residents’ rights in residential care facilities for the elderly, served as a legislative assistant, and conducted research on the implementation of the National Family Caregiver Support Program. In addition to the field of aging, she has experience working with and advocating on behalf of the homeless, child protective services, and the child welfare system, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras.  Stephanie received a Masters of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from the University of North Florida.