Governor Laura Kelly appointed Kathy Greenlee, Lenexa, to the Attorney General’s Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Prevention Council.

The council gives advice and makes recommendations to the attorney general and to the Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Unit. It will take testimony and gather information about elder and dependent adult abuse in Kansas; establish subcommittees or working groups on related topics; assist in developing local or regional multidisciplinary teams to prevent, detect and investigate abuse; and coordinate and engage in prevention activities for education, outreach and awareness.

“Kathy has a long history of experience related to elder and dependent adult abuse prevention,” Kelly said. “She is passionate about her work, and is more than qualified to fulfill the duties of the council.”

Greenlee, Lenexa, is the president and CEO of Greenlee Global, LLC, an independent consulting service. She is also a consulting principal for PYA, P.C., based in Knoxville, Tenn. Previously, she worked as the vice president for Health and Aging Policy for the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, Mo., and was the assistant secretary for aging in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging. Greenlee received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor, both from the University of Kansas.

The attorney general establishes the council and appoints one of the council’s positions based on a recommendation provided by the governor. The first meeting of the council will be at 9 a.m. Friday, October 4, in the Attorney General’s Office, 120 SW 10th Ave.