Karen Gilliland Appointed State Ombudsman

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Karen Gilliland has been acting as the Interim State Ombudsman since Arlene Franklin’s retirement in August.  Recently, Yonda Snyder, Division on Aging Director, appointed her to this position permanently. Karen Gardner Gilliland, formerly the Deputy Director of Policy and Planning is now the Director of the State Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman. 
Karen has been with the Division of Aging for eight years, most recently serving as Deputy Director for Policy and Planning. As a gerontologist, Karen has over forty years of experience in the world of service provision for older adults in both Indiana and Ohio. In May of this year, Karen was the recipient of the Indiana Association of Home and Hospice Care’s 2015 Advocate of the Year Award. 


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