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If there was one word used to describe the 2016 NAELA Theresa Award honoree, Elizabethanne Miller Angevine, it would be DEDICATED − dedicated to her clients, dedicated to her family, and dedicated to her continuous advocacy work for seniors and people with disabilities.
After “stumbling” into her first National Academy of Elder Law Attorney (NAELA) conference in 1989, advocating for seniors and disabled persons became her mission. While listening to the presentations at that NAELA conference, she recognized the enormous need to provide for people with disabilities and felt obligated to do her part.
Throughout the years, Betsy (as she is known to her friends) has worked with hundreds of people with disabilities. She believes each and every person with a disability is important in our society and should not be left out or left behind. She strives to ensure this for all her clients.
Betsy leads by example. She has, since her early days, been actively involved in several major aspects of NAELA. She has been a NAELA member since 1990 and has served on the NAELA Board and numerous NAELA committees. Betsy was a charter member of SoCal NAELA. She received the NAELA “member of the year” award twice, as well as the President’s award. She has also been an active voice in the legislative action community, working tirelessly to organize and participate in “Hill Day” activities both in Washington, D.C., and her home state of California.
We are pleased to be able to acknowledge her ongoing commitment to her community and people with disabilities by naming her this year’s NAELA Theresa Awards honoree.
Help show appreciation towards Elizabethanne and other deserving honorees by purchasing journal ads and tickets to attend the 22nd Annual Theresa Awards. For more information, please call Kirrelle Freeman or Melanie Castillo at 516-683-1717. Learn more about the Theresa Foundation.