On this episode of “Wealth Matters”, Craig Frankel and Millie Baumbusch discuss how to protect your aging parents with special guests Paul Black, Metta Johnson and Jeanne Canavan.
Metta Johnson/Metta Johnson & Associates
Metta Johnson is Founder and CEO of Metta Johnson & Associates. As an RN, Metta Johnson has served those with chronic and aging illness for over 25 years. After working in oncology for many years, she founded the first inpatient hospice in metro Atlanta, growing the program to one of the largest and most respected in the city. She is nationally certified in oncology, hospice and palliative care. She is a Certified Care Manager. Seeing the need for guidance for seniors in all areas of aging, Metta and her husband Clyde founded Metta Johnson & Associates in 2002. Metta Johnson & Associates provides comprehensive oversight and coordination of overall needs for seniors especially healthcare and living arrangements.
Jeanne Canavan/County DA Office
Jeanne Canavan has been with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office for twenty years, and she currently heads the white-collar crime/elder exploitation unit. Under Ms. Canavan’s leadership, the unit has aggressively prosecuted “travelers”, fraudulent repairmen, professional caregivers, investment advisors and family members who have victimized elder citizens. Ms. Canavan has lectured on elder exploitation to attorneys and judges both in Georgia and outside the state, and she frequently speaks to senior citizens to educate them about how to avoid being scammed.
Paul Black/Brannon + Black
Paul Black’s experience as the son of two parents with big health challenges is what led him to the work he does today. His mother has wrestled with Parkinson’s Disease for more than two decades. His father suffered a major stroke in May 2001. Paul’s active involvement in their care gives him first-hand knowledge of the challenges that many caregivers and family members face.
While attending Georgia State University College of Law, Paul gained invaluable experience interning at the two senior-oriented divisions of Atlanta Legal Aid Society, the Georgia Senior Legal Hotline and the Senior Citizens Law Project. After graduation from GSU Law, Paul was chosen from dozens of applicants nationwide as one of three 2010-2011 Borchard Foundation Law & Aging Fellows.
After completing his fellowship in late 2011, Paul launched his own private practice. He joined Chris Brannon to found Brannon+ Black in January 2014. Today, Paul finds great satisfaction in serving clients across Georgia who need help with elder law issues (including Medicaid & Veterans Benefits eligibility issues, guardianships and conservatorships), estate planning and administration, and special needs planning. Paul is the Young/New Attorneys member of the editorial board for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) News, the monthly news magazine for elder law attorneys.
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