Kathleen Quinn is the Executive Director of the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA), the only national organization representing adult protective services (APS) programs, 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, and provides the only annual national conference on elder abuse, abuse of younger adults with disabilities and adult protective services.

Ms. Quinn previously served as Policy Advisor on Senior Issues to the Illinois Attorney General, and as the Chief of the Bure au of Elder Rights for the Illinois Department on Aging, where she was responsible for administering the statewide Elder Abuse and Neglect (APS) Program, the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, and for overseeing the state’s Legal Services Developer.

Ms. Quinn earlier worked with the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where she was responsible for the first ever sta tewide training of law enforcement and prosecutors on domestic violence, and the then newly enacted Illinois Domestic Violence Act ( IDV A).