Valerie J. Bogart
Director, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources

Valerie, Director of the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program (EFLRP), also directed the program at Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. from 2002 through its move to NYLAG in April 2013. EFLRP is a comprehensive legal services program that advocates for access to long-term care and other health care services for seniors and people with disabilities through a combination of direct representation, policy advocacy, professional legal education, and online resources through the website NYHealthAccess.org. Earlier, Valerie was a litigator and trainer on Medicaid long term care  for  the Legal Aid Society Brooklyn Office for the Aging and Legal Services for the Elderly in Manhattan (part of Legal Services-NYC) and was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at the Legal Aid Society in Minneapolis. She lectures and writes extensively for bar and social services organizations,  has taught adjunct courses at CUNY and Fordham law schools, and has received numerous awards, including the Lawyers who Lead by Example Award from the New York Law Journal (2012), the Felix A. Fishman Award for Extraordinary Advocacy from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (2011), the President’s Award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2010) and the Access to Justice Award of Project FAIR (2010). She is Co-Chair of the Medicaid Committee of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section, and served on the Board of Neighbors Together in Brooklyn. She received her law degree from the New York University School of Law.

William Meyer
AVODAH Fellow, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources

Kelly Ann Murray
Staff Attorney, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources

Rebecca A. Wallach
Coordinating Attorney, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources

Carol Walsh
Paralegal, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources

Peter Travitsky
Staff Attorney, Evelyn Frank Legal Resources

Peter is the Borchard Fellow for the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program. He works specifically on a project that will involve outreach to lay guardians of Incapacitated Persons regarding Managed Long Term Care and the new “FIDA” program for people who have both Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other individuals with cognitive impairments. During law school, he interned with EFLRP for a semester. Prior to law school, he was a social worker with United Neighbors, a community-based non-profit providing case management services to homebound seniors living on the East Side  of Manhattan. He has amassed tremendous experience working with older adults as a social worker, law student, and even personal care aide.  Peter earned both a BSW and MSW at New York University. He graduated Brooklyn Law School in 2014, where he was an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow.