The EverSafe Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished professionals who specialize in a variety of areas, including adult protective services, geriatric medicine, social work, financial analytics, risk management, fraud reduction, financial services and compliance. These experts provide insight, specialized knowledge, advice and feedback that are instrumental to the success of the company and the EverSafe solution.
Kathleen Quinn is the executive director of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), the only national organization representing Adult Protective Services programs (APS), professionals and clients. NAPSA, which has over 500 members, was recently funded by the Administration on Aging to establish the first National APS Resource Center. Ms. Quinn previously served as policy advisor on senior issues to the Illinois Attorney General and the chief of the Bureau of Elder Rights for the Illinois Department on Aging. She is also a former board member of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the recipient of several awards for her victim advocacy work.
Mark Lachs, M.D., M.P.H., is professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of Geriatrics for the New York Presbyterian Health System. He is also director of Cornell's Center for Aging Research and Clinical Care and director of geriatrics for the New York Presbyterian Health System. Dr. Lachs' research, teaching and clinical experience centers on elder abuse and improving the quality of life for older adults. The focus of his research includes the identification of risk factors for reported elder mistreatment, and more recently, the survival of older adults who have experienced mistreatment.
Risa Breckman is a licensed clinical social worker who has been at the forefront of developing programs, protocols, educational forums and materials on elder abuse and neglect. A pioneer in establishing elder abuse victim support groups, Ms. Breckmen co-wrote the AMA guidelines on elder abuse, developed training materials used internationally, and co-wrote Strategies for Helping Victims of Elder Mistreatment, the seminal book guiding interventions. She is the Executive Director of the NYC Elder Abuse Center and an assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Robin Slade is an expert in financial services fraud reduction. As senior vice president and COO at The Santa Fe Group, she counsels clients on identity theft, phishing and consumer loan fraud, as well as on online banking and e-commerce issues. Ms. Slade is also president and CEO of the Foundation for Payments Fraud Abatement & Activism, a nonprofit corporation that created FraudAvengers.org, a weblog focused on helping consumers lessen their exposure to fraud and scams. In addition, she is helping launch the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance, the first public/private sector-coordinated effort dedicated to developing solutions and best practices for medical identity fraud.
Krishna Gopinathan is the founder, president and COO of Global Analytics, a firm that applies predictive analytics to financial services applications. Mr. Gopinathan previously co-founded Burning Glass Technologies, a pioneer in applying advanced natural language processing technology to the human resources industry. Previous to that, he developed credit card fraud detection systems as a vice president for HNC Software. His key patents include the much-cited "Fraud detection using predictive modeling" and "Risk determination and management using predictive modeling and transaction profiles for individual transacting entities."
Brad Keller has more than 20 years' experience developing and implementing risk management programs at financial institutions. Focusing on the risk of doing business online, he has implemented leading-edge programs for the identification and mitigation of identity theft and online fraud. The director of third-party risk and compliance at Prevalent Inc., Mr. Keller focuses on risk management, privacy, online fraud and authentication issues. He has previously held senior management positions with the Santa Fe Group, Wachovia Bank and SunTrust Bank, and practiced law for more than 10 years.
Vaughn Swartz is managing director and head of compliance for TD Securities. In this role, he serves as the chief compliance officer for the wholesale and institutional activities of TD in the United States. Prior to joining TD, Mr. Swartz was senior vice president and chief compliance officer for wholesale banking at PNC Financial Services Group. He has also served as a compliance officer in various capacities and locations for Wachovia, the Royal Bank of Canada and Prudential Securities.
Vince Passione has extensive experience running successful financial services and high-tech companies nationwide. He is chief executive officer and founder of LendKey, a leading technology provider of private student lending networks and solutions. Before founding LendKey, he was the COO of Dealertrack, which built the nation's first and largest credit portal connecting automotive dealerships to banks and credit unions. Previously, Mr. Passione was president of Ameritrade's institutional client division and was the CEO of OnMoney.com, an online personal financial management website.
Gary Farha is co-founder, president and CEO of CustomerFirst Renewables, a renewable energy integrator that is changing the way business and institutions access economically attractive renewable solutions. Mr. Farha is a former director and senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he co-led its global innovation practice, and was corporate vice president of growth and innovation at Danaher Corp.