Karen B. McIntyre, R.N., VA Accredited Agent is President and co-founder of Veterans Information Services, Inc. (VIS) and co-creator of VisPro®,
a computer software program designed to assist attorneys and agents in filing VA and DoD claims. She is also founder of Veterans Nursing
Consultants and co-founder of Veterans Advocate Group of America, (VAGA).
For nineteen years she has traveled the country educating professionals and families about the complicated VA process. She has addressed many
professional audiences, including several state bars, NAELA, Suffolk University Law School, AAEPA, ASNP, National Academy of Certified Care
Managers, legal aid organizations, and many more.
She currently manages a list-serve which averages 425 professional members, answering their VA and DoD related questions daily and conducts
in-depth webinars and CLE programs for professionals throughout the country. In addition, she publishes a monthly electronic newsletter, Veterans
Family Matters - VAGA News.
Rudy D. Beck, a 1974 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, has practiced in the St. Charles, Missouri area for over 43
years. Rudy frequently presents seminars to the general public and often presents workshops to other attorneys throughout the country regarding
Veterans Benefits and Medicaid Asset Protection Planning. He is a member of The Missouri Bar (Probate and Trust Subcommittee), the Estate
Planning Council of St. Louis, The Elder Law Committee of the Missouri Bar and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He also
served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army (military police) and was honorably discharged in May of 1975
In 2002, Rudy was elected to the Board of Directors for the Missouri chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and served
as chapter President for the 2008-2009 year. Also in 2002, he received the “Champion of Older American” award from SSM Health Care System in
the St. Louis region. In April of 2005 he was selected for membership in the American Association of Trust, Estate and Elder Law Attorneys
(AATEELA). He is the co-founder of the following national organizations: Elder Care USA (see Eldercareusa.com), Veterans Advocates Group
of America (VAGA), and Veterans Care USA, with members located throughout the United States.
Don Quante is the owner of Wealth Protection Advisors, LLC, an independent wealth management firm located in St. Peters, MO. His focus has
always been the Senior market.
Since 1983, Don has followed a simple, yet effective, process to help over 3,000 families in two key areas :
1) Retirement Income Planning and Long-Term Care
2) Crisis/Asset Protection Planning
“While many firms attempt to be all things to all people, we have found that by focusing exclusively in these two areas, we are able to more
confidently design plans that can help our clients manage their assets to last throughout retirement.”
Don is a member of the elite MDRT, the top ½ of 1% of Financial Planners in the world. He is also a co-founder of Veterans Advocate Group
of America (VAGA).
Victoria Collier, established The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, PC in 2003 to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when
their health care needs increase. The Firm focuses its entire practice on Elder Law issues, which encompasses the areas of Life Care planning,
VA Benefits, Medicaid, Disability, and Estate planning.
• Supreme Court of the United States, admitted 2009
• United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, admitted 2007
• Appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue, Georgia Council on Aging Board, 2010
• Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), Member since 2002
• NAELA, Georgia Chapter, Chair 2008-2009
• NAELA, VA Task Force, Chair 2015
• State Bar of Georgia, Elder Law Section, Chair 2009-2010
• Atlanta Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Chair 2004-2005
• DeKalb County Distinguished Veteran Award 2013
• Lawyers with Purpose, Co-Founder
• Lawyers for Wartime Veterans, Co-Founder
• Academy of Special Needs Planners, Charter Member
• American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Georgia Chapter, Former Executive Board Member, Secretary
• 47 Secret Veterans’ Benefits for Seniors….Benefits You Have Earned but Don’t Know About
• Paying for Long Term Care, Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit
• Don't Go Broke In a Nursing Home, Georgia Edition, Co-Author
• Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning & Elder Law: Lessons from Prime Time TV, Co-Author
Jack M. Rosenkranz established his elder care law firm in 1991 focusing on Elder Law, Guardianship, Estate Planning and Probate. He is a past
president of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys and an active member in the National Academy of Elder Attorneys, one of the largest
and most influential Elder law organizations in the country.
Jack was named by his fellow attorneys as the Outstanding Member of the year in both the Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the
Florida Bar Elder Law Section. He was selected as a Leading American Attorney in Elder Law and has been given the highest possible rating (AV)
with Martindale-Hubbell, the legal community's most respected legal reference source.
He has been an advocate for Elders at the local, state and national levels. In 2005 he testified before the Schmieding Conference on Elder Homecare
and was a contributor to the White House Conference on Aging. As a lecturer and presenter, he illustrates his knowledge and dedication to the
areas of Elder Law.
Frequently, he is called upon to educate lawyers, paralegals, certified public accountants and insurance professionals in addition to seniors and
their families about the developments and growing importance of Elder Law.
Diane Hight is the Founder and President of Forever Young Senior Veterans. The organization was founded in Collierville, TN in 2006 and grants
wishes for military veterans, 65 years and older, which includes WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans.
Diane has honored thousands of veterans, which includes taking them on Trips of Honor to places like Normandy, Belgium, Italy, Pearl Harbor,
Iwo Jima, and Washington D.C.
Diane’s father and uncles who were combat WWII and Korean War veterans, which inspired her to start Forever Young. Watching them suffer
silently for their entire lives was the driving force to bring healing, peace, and closure to the men who have never asked for anything.
In 2008, Diane was named a Jefferson Award Winner, which is the Nobel Peace Prize for volunteerism at a local level. She was selected by the
Commercial Appeal as one of twelve who made a difference in Memphis in 2010. Diane is an Honorary Marine, and received the National
Patriotism Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2012. She also received "The Legion of Honor Award" in 2013 from The
Chapel of Four Chaplains for her outstanding, sacrificial service to the community. Recently, Diane received the “Points of Light” Award from
former President George H.W. Bush.
You may have seen Diane’s work with veterans featured on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. ABC World News Tonight with David Muir
covered her veterans for four days in Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Diane was also interviewed on the Rush Limbaugh Radio
Show this year featuring her work with America’s heroes.
Diane is originally from Morrilton, Arkansas and currently lives in Rossville, TN with her husband, Greg, a FedEx pilot. They’ve been married
for 40 years, have three grown children, and five grandchildren.
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