CAP is governed by a peer-appointed steering committee. The committee sets the standards for nominations and member benefits, including an annual conference featuring:
  • High-level speakers
  • Discussions on the latest trends in the practice of elder law and special needs planning
  • Information and commentary on cutting-edge topics

NAELA CAP Steering Committee

Jean Galloway Ball, CELA, Fellow, CAPJean Galloway Ball, CELA, Fellow, CAPChair36110Ball
Sharon Rivenson Mark, CELA, Fellow, CAPSharon Rivenson Mark, CELA, Fellow, CAPCo-Chair65418Rivenson Mark
Edwin M. Boyer, CAP, FellowEdwin M. Boyer, CAP, FellowCommittee Member110724Boyer
Richard A. Courtney, CELA, Fellow, CAPRichard A. Courtney, CELA, Fellow, CAPCommittee Member99124Courtney
Kelly Guyton Frere, CELA, CAPKelly Guyton Frere, CELA, CAPCommittee Member112744Frere
William L. Hubbard, CELA, CAPWilliam L. Hubbard, CELA, CAPCommittee Member6084Hubbard
Franchelle C. Millender, CELA, Fellow, CAPFranchelle C. Millender, CELA, Fellow, CAPCommittee Member110384Millender
Cynthia R. Pollock, CELA, CAPCynthia R. Pollock, CELA, CAPCommittee Member111464Pollock
Craig C. Reaves, CELA, Fellow, CAPCraig C. Reaves, CELA, Fellow, CAPCommittee Member5264Reaves
Stephen J. Silverberg, CELA, Fellow, CAPStephen J. Silverberg, CELA, Fellow, CAPCommittee Member113104Silverberg
Stephen J. Spano, MBA, JD, CELA, CAPStephen J. Spano, MBA, JD, CELA, CAPCommittee Member100104Spano


Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others.

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Judith D. Grimaldi, CELA, CAP

Featured Member

Judith D. Grimaldi, CELA, CAP

Elder Law, Medicaid planning with a focus on helping to set up home care services, Estate planning with expertise in Trusts and will, Estate administration and settling estates and trust distributions. Special Needs, working with families who have adult children with disabilities and require trusts or guardianships