Speakers Bureau

Kasem Cares can provide a speaker for your next event, webinar or community outreach program. Our experienced, attentive, and knowledgeable staff are the best at creatively pairing the right speakers with the right programs to ultimately create a remarkable event.

We are proud to showcase the speakers below that would be available to speak at your next event or organizational outreach. Contact lisa@goglossy.com

Kerri Kasem

Topics:
  • The Kasem Story: How to Protect Your Family from Elder Abuse
  • Webinar: How to Introduce The Visitation Bill in Your State
  • How to Get Your Wills and Estate in Order
Kerri Kasem, a multimedia personality, producer and writer, has anchored music, talk and entertainment programs for radio and television. In February 2010, she joined Premiere Radio Networks for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown. In April of 2014, she left Sixx Sense to form the Kasem Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization which and has successfully passed bills in multiple states to stop elder abuse. Soon after her exit from Sixx Sense, Kasem joined Gurvey’s Law on 790KABC.

Kasem founded Kasem Cares to establish and fight for the rights to have visitation and reasonable access to an ailing parent, especially when under the care and control of an uncooperative spouse or sibling. On April 27, 2014, her father Casey Kasem’s birthday, she was awarded a Certificate of Congressional Recognition for her foundation’s “dedication to fighting elder abuse and protecting the integrity of the family unit through advocacy.”

Kasem has made guest appearances on The View, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Piers Morgan, Good Day LA, Fox and Friends, Greta Van Susteren, etc.


Paul Greenwood

Topics: Paul’s topics are based on 20 years of prosecuting felony elder abuse cases in California and include:
  • Overcoming barriers to successful investigation and prosecution of criminal elder abuse case
  • Developing a strong community multi disciplinary approach to combatting elder abuse
  • Intended audiences are typically law enforcement, APS, medical & financial institutions, and other prosecutorial agencies.
Greenwood, a lawyer for over 36 years, began his career in England. He moved to his wife’s hometown of San Diego and passed the California Bar in 1991. Greenwood’s assignment as an elder abuse prosecutor 19 years ago developed into a long-term career. He joined the San Diego DA’s office in 1993 and started the Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit in January 1996. Under his leadership the unit has grown to a team of twelve. He has also been involved in the prosecution of over 200 felony elder abuse cases. Mr. Greenwood is currently co-chair of the California District Attorneys Elder Abuse statewide committee and is an elected board member of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

Greenwood will share tips on elder abuse prevention for people of all ages, how to reduce the risk of elder abuse culled from his extensive criminal prosecution of felony elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. He has been quoted as saying “Education and awareness are essential components of an effective elder abuse program. As a prosecutor I must not simply be reactive — but be proactive and reach out to the community of seniors to help them understand how easy it is to become a victim and how to take steps to lessen the risk.”

“My inspiration comes from my parents,” Greenwood said. “My mother is 91 years old, a former English high school teacher and a survivor of the London Blitz in World War II. My father died last December aged 92; he was my hero — a former B-25 bomber pilot who went on 79 bombing missions over Europe and who was shot down over the Adriatic Sea. He died after a 12 year battle with Alzheimer’s.”

Troy Martin

  • Elder Abuse Detection and Prevention
  • Common Estate Planning Pitfalls that Can Lead to Litigation
  • Duties of Trustees and Conservators
Troy Martin has handled many business disputes in Federal and State courts, including those involving misappropriation of trade secrets, partnership and limited liability company dissolutions, unfair competition claims, construction disputes, employment claims, and real property disputes. Subject matter of disputes in which Mr. Martin has been involved include: the sale of multi-million dollar resorts the design and production of component parts of F/A 18 E/F Super Hornet fighter jets, the construction of the MetroLink Red Line and numerous ARCO service stations, and the production and marketing of french fry vending machines. Mr. Martin has also represented trustees, beneficiaries, and conservators in probate proceedings. His probate proceedings have included issues of breach of trust, invalid donative transfers, and elder abuse. Mr. Martin recently represented the daughter of Columbo star Peter Falk in establishing a conservatorship over her ailing father.

Mr. Martin frequently gives presentations and seminars on the duties of trustees and conservators. He has been quoted in The Los Angeles Times and Washington Post and has appeared on Larry King Live.

Mr. Martin was the President of the South Bay Estate Planning Council for 2010-11. He is also a graduate and former director of the Leadership Torrance Program. He was named a “Super Lawyer – Rising Star” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Mr. Martin received his J.D. in 1996 from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He graduated cum laude and was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif, a national legal honor society. Mr. Martin received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1997, Mr. Martin served as a Research Attorney for the Honorable Thomas I. McKnew of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Naz Barouti

Nazanin “Naz” Barouti is a licensed California attorney and founding partner of Barouti Law Corporation located in Southern California with offices in Brentwood, Glendale, Irvine, San Diego, & Woodland Hills. She is admitted to practice before all California State Courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Naz has extensive knowledge in the areas of advanced estate planning, business planning, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, and asset protection. She has counseled individual and corporate fiduciaries in connection with the preservation, management and transfer of wealth. In addition to managing her own practice, Naz has become a rising legal analyst, public speaker and radio personality hosting her own show called Protecting Your Family on Talk Radio 790 KABC.

Every week she is eager to share with listeners legal steps they can take to create, protect and transfer their wealth. Naz has been featured on Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV and is a legal analyst for various syndicated radio shows throughout the United States.

Kathleen Wright-Brawn

Topics from a victim’s perspective:
  • Isolation as a form of elder abuse
  • Different financial exploitation scams
  • Financial Exploitation of the incompetent
  • Institutional financial elder abuse
  • Red flags to look for in elder abuse
  • What do I do if I suspect elder abuse
Kathy was blessed to have the title of domestic goddess for most of her adult life. She is the mother of three grown children and grandmother of Wyatt, Wynnie and Dylan. She worked for the United States Postal service as a mail carrier and union representative for eight years negotiating with management for the rights of her co workers. In 1990 Kathy got involved with the self help movement attending many talks and conferences on sexual abuse, domestic violence and chemical dependency with speakers such as Depok Chopra, and John Bradshaw.

As a member of the Red Cross she helped hurricane Katrina victims by listening to their stories and obtaining clothes, medical attention and funds for lodgings. Christmas of 2012 Kathy's father was taken by a caregiver friend who left no information on where they were going or when they'd be back. That was the start of her fathers 14 month isolation, abuse and eventual death at the hands of others. This led to her involvement in Kasem Cares and her position on the executive board of Friends of Kasem Cares. Kathy's passion now is to advocate against isolation and elder abuse.

Martha Patterson

Topics:
  • Special estate planning that must be done when a loved one has dementia or disability
  • Veteran's Benefits
  • Medi-Cal Planning and
  • Options for paying for Long Term Care
Martha Patterson is an estate planning attorney of Geisler Patterson Law. She is part of an elite group of attorneys certified as Elder Law Attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is also experienced in Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning, Trust law, Long Term Care Medi-Cal, and Veteran’s Benefits. She received attention and press as the attorney who helped Kerri Kasem with her legal battle to see her father, Casey Kasem, in 2014. Martha helps families plan for “what if” and has many free resources, tools and articles to help people. She has the experience to help, both personally and legally.

Angela Clark, MBA, RN

Topics:
  • Socialization for seniors
  • Options in Senior Living Care
As a little girl growing up in Kansas, Angela Neale Clark often rode her bicycle to the local skilled nursing facility to help out with the elders in her community. Today, that early formative experience of aiding senior citizens stills inspires and drives the organization she founded. Living Your Choice is based on the sole mission of helping seniors handle difficult and confusing life transitions. As Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Clark believes strongly in providing options that match with an individual’s past experience as well as their vision for their future. This approach guides Living Your Choice’s service model in helping seniors and their families find the right senior housing, or other senior services needed to support a person’s aging process. Over the course of her 20-plus years in the senior living industry, Mrs. Clark has been dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of seniors. Prior to founding Living Your Choice, she held executive level positions with several top-rated providers. She has led thousands of industry leaders and as a champion for individuals during the decision-making process involved in choosing senior-living options. Mrs. Clark is committed with all her heart to making a difference with seniors every day. As a service in the community, she founded Aging Freedom, a non-profit organization that aids seniors who are struggling financially to meet their care and lifestyle needs. Angela Neale Clark received a Bachelor of Science degree and is a Registered Nurse from the University of Kansas. She also completed an MBA with a concentration in Marketing. Her hobbies include running (as part of her regular exercise regimen), as well as traveling and exploring new places. But most of all, she is devoted to her four children and beloved husband.

Carrie Jones

Topics:
  • Elder Abuse Awareness
  • Phone Scams

Julie Belshe

Topic:
  • Reform Guardianship Advocacy. Let’s Give Victim's Hope
Julie Lynne Belshe is a Guardianship Reform Advocate. Julie is part of the Kasem Cares Foundation expert hotline which offers support by listening to, providing support, and assisting people in the complex journey of freeing your loved ones from the constraints of isolation and legal guardianship issues. We believe Family comes first!

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