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An Assessment of Residential Placement Issues Post Hacienda Healthcare and Calls for Statutory/Regulatory Change; Overseeing the Overseers

Total Credits: 3 CLE

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Probate & Estate Planning |  Mental Health and Elder Law
Asim Dietrich |  Dana Kennedy |  Jon Meyers |  Jami Snyder
Original Program Date:
May 23, 2022


Panel will provide an overview of the history behind the creation of the Governor's Abuse & Neglect Prevention Task Force, including: 


  • Description of the Task Force and its stated goals 
  • Identifying its membership, themes, and the processes that it followed 

Faculty will note the recommendations made by the Task Force for improvement and avoidance, as well as update on accomplishments to date in response to Task Force recommendations.  The Panel will further identify legislative and regulatory changes both made and in the queue.
Goals are to inform concerning measures undertaken and to identify legal issues that have and may arise.  Addresses issues that practitioners face of a “What to do?” nature in the effort to protect the vulnerable and the disabled.  
Asim Dietrich, Supervisory Attorney; Investigations, Monitoring and Accountability; Arizona Center for Disability Law
Dana Kennedy, State Director, AARP Arizona
Jon Meyers, Executive Director, Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Jami Snyder, Director, AHCCCS
Gary Strickland, Partner, Radix Law




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Supervisory Attorney for Investigations, Monitoring & Accountabi

Arizona Center for Disability Law

Asim Dietrich has been an attorney at the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) since 2011. He advocates for the legal rights of individuals with various disabilities. His work includes the representation of individuals who have experienced abuse, neglect and discrimination due to their disabilities and individuals who have been denied medical and mental health care services.  

Asim presently serves as the Supervisory Attorney for Investigations, Monitoring and Accountability; and coordinator of ACDL's Protection & Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness program. Asim was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2010 after earning his law degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. 

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State Director

Dana Marie Kennedy is the State Director for AARP Arizona with more than 25 years as a leading advocate for working families, retirees, and women at the local, state and national levels.  

As State Director, Kennedy is making AARP the go-to organization for Arizonans who are 50 plus. AARP is championing issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning and preventing fraud and abuse.  Her focus includes helping people age in place-- living independently in their homes for as long as possible, family Caregiving, helping to keep energy costs affordable. Partnering with our aging community on issues important to older Arizonans and creating collaboration and innovation to solve difficult problems with limited resources.

Kennedy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, a Certificate in Gerontology from California State University Long Beach, and a Master’s in Social Work from Boston University where she also acquired Certificates in Human Service Management and Gerontology.

Kennedy is a graduate of the Women's Campaign School at Yale (Class of 2007) and Valley Leadership (Class 34) and a Flynn Brown Fellow. Kennedy was named Arizona Social Worker of the year in 2015 and Phoenix Business Journal top women in Business, 2017, and Leader of the year 2020 from Capitol Times for Response to COVID-19.   She served on the Mayors Commission for Disability (2011-2014) and the Alzheimer’s Task Force.  She has acted as a Liaison for the Governor’s Commission on Aging and the Arizona Caregiver Coalition.  Kennedy served as a District Senior Advisor and Casework Director for U.S. Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema.  

Kennedy is an endurance athlete and spends her free time training for triathlons and marathons.  She has completed 10 marathons and numerous triathlons including 3 Ironman distance triathlons including Arizona, Kona and Santa Rosa.

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Executive Director

Jon Meyers became Executive Director of the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council in March 2022, after serving as Executive Director of The Arc of Arizona since 2013. Jon’s background in the non-profit sector spans more than 30 years and ranges from the arts and education to social services and animal welfare. Through his career he has held executive and development positions with, among others, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Arizona State University/ASU Foundation; Thunderbird School of Global Management; and Ronald McDonald House Charities. He began his professional career in the External Relations office at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. 

Jon is a graduate of Santa Clara University with degrees in Theatre Arts and History. He and his wife live in Anthem, Arizona. They have three grown sons.

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Jami Snyder serves as the director of AHCCCS, overseeing Arizona’s Medicaid and CHIP program, offering care to more than 2.2 million Arizona residents. She was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey on January 5, 2019 after having served as the agency’s deputy director since December 2017. With more than 20 years of public and private sector experience in the health and human services industries, Ms. Snyder’s areas of expertise include regulatory oversight, policy making and leadership development. Prior to joining AHCCCS, Ms. Snyder served as Medicaid Director for the state of Texas. She currently serves as the board president for the National Association of Medicaid Directors and is a 2013 Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow. Ms. Snyder holds a master’s degree in political science from Arizona State University as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.



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