Board of Directors

2019 Board Members and Officers

Officers

Dee Childers, President

Life Changes Elder Care Consulting, LLC Term: Present- December 31, 2020 Read Bio

Dee Childers

Dee Childers, owner and Professional Aging Life CareTM Manager, is certified by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (CMC). Dee started Life Changes in May of 2012 after personally experiencing the complex and often confusing world of senior care.

Dee has a BS in Psychology and a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy. She comes to this profession with 30 years in corporate America as a Human Resources Executive with extensive experience in interpersonal dynamics, crisis management, conflict resolution, mediation, benefits, and health and safety. She worked for six years in several non-profits and private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has been a caregiver for over ten years, including to her own parents and understands the demands and emotional turmoil of caregiving and the tolls it takes on you, your aging loved one and the family.

Dee is a court ordered Guardian and Conservator, with experience with the legal and medical systems. She is a certified Elder Mediator and volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association facilitating the Early Stage Support Group. Dee has served on the board of Idaho Guardians and Fiduciary Association since 2012 has been President 2018 & 2019. She previously served on the board for Friend in Action, a non-profit providing respite caregiving, JAVA, the Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults, and IHCA Foundation. She is a member of the professional association, Aging Life Care Association®.

David J. Wilson, Vice President, President Elect

Partner, Elder Law at Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group Term: Present- December 31, 2020 Read Bio

David J. Wilson

David Wilson graduated cum laude from Arizona State University College of Law and completed a Master of Laws degree in taxation at New York University School of Law. David clerked for the Honorable Daniel Barker of the Arizona Court of Appeals and practiced for several years with an Arizona estate planning firm. David’s Elder Law practice at Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group centers on asset protection, estate planning and helping seniors navigate the financial maze that is long term care. David used to enjoy basketball and reading in his spare time, but now with two young sons, ages 9 and 6, David has no spare time.

Education:

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation, New York University (2009)
J.D., Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, cum laude; Arizona State Law Journal (2007)
B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University (2004)

Professional Recognition:

VA-Certifed Attorney
Certified Elder Law Attorney

Professional Memberships and Civic Activities:

Taxation, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Idaho State Bar Association
Southwest Idaho Planned Giving Council
Trust and Estate Planners of Idaho (TEPI) Medicaid Subcommittee
Idaho Quality of Life Coalition, Policy Committee
Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults, Education Committee
Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho Chapter Volunteer Leadership Board
Steering Committee, Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group

Bar and Court Admissions:

Arizona
Idaho

Kimberly Ouwehand, Secretary/Education Coord

Saltzer Home Health Term: Present- December 31, 2020 Read Bio

Kimberly Ouwehand

Kimberly Ouwehand is the  Director Community Relations for Saltzer Home Health.

Kimberly is an advocate for quality of life and choice. She has a unique perspective on the healthcare and the changing effects it has on people’s lives.

She is active on several boards and community healthcare organizations which include Idaho Health Continuum of Care Alliance, Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults, Idaho Guardian and Fiduciary Assoc., and Idaho Caregiver Alliance. She is an Idaho ambassador for the Hospice Advocate Network associated with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. She is the founder of Smart workshops- which brings education to caregivers though out the Treasure Valley and the director of The Teal Chair Documentary.

 

Nate Benjamin, Treasurer

Homewatch CareGivers Term: Present- December 31, 2019

Nate Benjamin

Julie Robinson, Past President

Seasons Care Management, PLLC

Julie Robinson

Board Members

Bee Wee Downs

The Advocate Group, LLC Term: Present- December 31, 2022

Bee Wee Downs

Corey McCool

McCool Law Term: Present- December 31, 2021 Read Bio

Corey McCool

Corey graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1988. After completing a clerkship for the Wyoming 4th Judicial District under the Honorable James Wolfe, he moved to New York City where he worked for a large law firm representing Lloyds of London. After a couple years, he realized working for a big firm representing a big insurance company and living in a big city was not a good fit for him. So . . . he made a transition and became a high school history teacher.

After 25 years of teaching in Indiana and Washington, he made a U-turn and decided to return to the Law. From his own family experience, and his work with the Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program, he became aware of the need of many vulnerable adults in the Treasure Valley for an advocate. He is now an elder law attorney. Corey advocates for the elderly and strive to give them a life of dignity and respect for their autonomy.

Paul M Seideman

TrESCo of Idaho Term: Present- December 31, 2020 Read Bio

Paul M Seideman

Mr. Seideman is the President of Trust and Estate Services Company of Idaho (TrESCo of Idaho), a professional fiduciary company providing estate administration and Conservatorship services. Paul is also President of the National Guardianship Association (NGA) and is a past President and current board member of the Idaho Guardian and Fiduciary Association.

He is a graduate of George Fox College in Newberg OR. After working in the financial industry for 14 years, primarily as a branch manager for Washington Mutual Bank, he joined TrESCo of Idaho in 2008. He has been administering probate, conservatorship, and small trust cases for 8 years. Paul has been a National Certified Guardian through the Center for Guardianship Certification since 2010.

Paul has presented on the topics of Guardianship and Probate administration issues with the National Business Institute, Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults (JAVA), Southwest Idaho Estate Planning Council, Idaho Planned Giving Council, Idaho Association of Retired Teachers, and the Idaho Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Paul currently lives in Star, ID with Nissa, his wife of more than 20 years, and 2 of their 4 children who have not yet left the nest.

Robin Cook

Personal Accounting Solutions, LLC Term: Present- December 31, 2020

Robin Cook

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The IGFA Board meets quarterly. All members are welcome to attend!