About

The purpose of this association is to provide for the interaction of ideas, education and communication between groups and individuals interested  in providing or furthering services to vulnerable individuals in the following manner:

  • To develop a network for exchange of information and referral efforts so that individuals in need of protection are provided appropriate and adequate services.
  • To educate public and professionals on matters related to guardianship and  alternative protective services.
  • To encourage the development of appropriate practices designed to improve services to vulnerable adults.
  • To serve as an advocate for vulnerable adults, to promote self-determination on the part of those persons and to facilitate appropriate family participation.
  • To collaborate with other organizations and agencies to address the needs of all persons in need of protection.
  • To facilitate communication and provide a forum for exchange of information and ideas among individuals and organizations concerned with guardianship and advocacy services.
  • To encourage and aid collaborative efforts among members and organizations in developing compatible standards and procedures for a comprehensive system of services.

Meet Our Team

Marieann Vassar
President

Sharon Wells
Vice-President
Nominating Committee Chair

Laura Volmert
Secretary
Education Committee Chair

Sydney Eden
Treasurer

Patrice Icardi
Legislative Committee Chair

Elizabeth Russo
Member-at-Large

Juan San Miguel
Member-at-Large

Lisa Wawrzonek
Administrator