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Director, NYC Elder Abuse Center
Risa Breckman, LCSW, is the Director, New York City Elder Abuse Center (NYCEAC), housed within Weill Cornell Medicine’s Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Since 1982, she has been at the forefront of developing innovative programs, protocols, educational forums and materials on elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. She also writes articles, educational materials and thought pieces on the topic, including co-authoring the seminal book guiding interventions, Strategies for Helping Victims of Elder Mistreatment and co-authoring the Elder Justice Roadmap Report, which affirms that elder abuse is indeed a problem with solutions.