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Diane Menio joined the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) in 1989 and since 1995 has served as its executive director. Ms. Menio has trained extensively in the detection and prevention of abuse in the home as well as in institutional settings and other issues affecting older adults. In addition, she has consulted with the PA Department of Education and the Health Care Financing Administration (now Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to develop abuse prevention training for practitioners. She has co-authored several articles on elder abuse and neglect and is a co-author of the book, “Abuse Proofing Your Facility.” She received a Master of Science in Gerontology from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Ms. Menio serves on numerous boards and workgroups and is currently a member of the Advisory Council for Elder Justice in the Courts sponsored by the PA Supreme Court. In 2007 she received the Advocate of the Year Award from the SeniorLAW Center, in 2009, the United Way of Southeastern PA’s Impact in Health Award, and in 2015 the Shepherds of Peace Award from Good Shepherd Mediation Services and the Charles Ewing President’s Award from the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society. She has served as adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s University Gerontology program and at the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.