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Principles of Effective Advocacy

Stability in Health Care representation
Access to information and best possible care options
Fiduciary Expertise
Expert Care Management

Learn More About the Scout Advocacy Way

Scout Advocacy was formed to bring an interdisciplinary team approach to its services.  Our ambition is to provide a model of professional advocacy services, one that exercises sound judgments for the benefit of our clients.  We utilize a high level of interdisciplinary expertise and exhibit trustworthiness and integrity, all while acting in an appropriately transparent fashion.

Scout’s team approach also ensures continuity of services over long periods of time, regardless of changing circumstances.  When an individual is named as guardian or health care representative, or given power of attourney, what happens when: They retire? They are out of town? They become disabled themselves? They pass away?

Meet The Team

H. Kennard Bennett, JD | Founder & Director of Fiduciary Services

Ken Bennett is the founder, Executive Director and Senior Counsel to the Center for At-Risk Elders, Inc., a public interest law firm that, among other things, operates the CARE Volunteer Advocates Program, providing guardianship services to low-income, unbefriended incapacitated adults.

Ken is also a partner at the elder law firm of Bennett & McClammer and is a founding member of Scout Advocacy LLC.

He is a recent Chairman of the Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisory Board, which is a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.  He is a past president of the Indiana Guardianship Association and a past president of the Alzheimer’s Association, Indiana Chapter.  Ken has always served in leadership roles with the National Academy of Elder Law Attourneys, United Senior Action Foundation, and other groups focused on the well-being of incapacitated adults.

Ken graduated from Wabash College in 1979 and from the Indiana University McKinney School of law in 1982.

Ken and his wife, Margaret, have two children, Cy and Grace, and live in Indianapolis.

Sara McClammer, JD, NCG | Founder & Director of Operations

Sara McClammer is a partner at the elder law firm of Bennett & McClammer and is a founding member of Scout Advocacy LLC.  Sara is a nationally certified guardian.

Sara is active in the Indianapolis and Indiana State Bar Asssociations.  She is also a trained Volunteer Advocate with the Center for At-Risk Elders, Inc.

Sara graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2008 and the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 2011.

Sara and her husband, Kyle, live in Indianapolis with their two boys, Maxwell and George.

Jane Malkoff, MSN, RN, NP | Founder & Director of Client Services

Jane is founder of Clarity Care Advocates LLC and Clarity Care Givers LLC and a partner with Ken Bennett and Sara McClammer in Scout Advocacy LLC.  Jane has 30 year professional experience working with adults and their families through all stages of planning and challenges of aging in all environments (primary care medicine, private homes, facilities, and hospitals).

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1988 from Ball State University, her Master’s Degree in Adult Health in 1994 from Indiana University, and obtained her Nurse Practitioner License in 1994.  A life-long passion to improve the lives of elders has driven Jane’s life and her work.

Jane is on the board of the Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation and is a community educator in Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease care.

Jane and her husband, Jeff, have two children Joel and Victor and live in Noblesville.

 

Anne Ward, RN | Lead Advocate

As an “old soul”, I have always been drawn to the stories and wisdom of those with more life experience.  I’m absolutely fascinated by other’s life stories and their impact on personal growth, character development, the decisions people make and the convictions they hold. This curiosity inspired my BA in Psychology/Business Administration and a few years later as a second career, a BSN in nursing.

After working in the hospital for 7 years (with patients who had pulmonary, renal, oncology, and other conditions, also inpatient hospice) and several years with home care, I was thrilled to come work for Jane as a Care Consultant at Clarity Care Advocates in 2018.  What impressed me the most about Clarity is how clearly a commitment to excellence is reflected, and there is a high emphasis on providing ethical, moral help to all people-not just our clients.  Jane’s dedication to doing the right thing drives, energizes and supports the efforts of all the wonderful people who work here.

This role combines knowledge from my prior Nursing experience with my practical nature.  Typically this allows for creatively looking at the whole picture of health needs to help guide clients to connect with solutions from both inside and outside the box.  My workplace goal is to make our clients feel their importance as part of the Clarity family, and to partner with them and their families or guardians to improve or maintain their quality of life, however that may look.

For fun, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband, our sweet girls, and our family and friends. Creating, volunteering and Irish dancing also keep me occupied outside of work.

Tonna Randolph, RN | Lead Advocate

I have been a nurse for over 20 years graduating with an RN degree from Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing. I knew then, helping others is my passion. I have enjoyed a variety of roles in my career; from newborn baby care to elder care.  I know each opportunity has prepared me for the next.

As a Care Consultant, I can use my skills and knowledge, along with my compassion to help families support their loved ones. I am excited to help each client have a voice when it comes to their healthcare and help guide them with their decisions.

One of the aspects that drew me away from a facility environment is each client is guaranteed to receive our full attention. There are no quotas to fulfill, no backlogs to bring up to date; just heartfelt care to the best of our professional ability. I am truly blessed to be a part of this company where I can fulfill my passion of helping others and to do so in a manner that aligns with how I have viewed nursing with exceptional care and individualized attention, and as a care manager – with providing available options and guidance through any stage of care.

I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have two amazing children. I enjoy spending time with my family doing things like boating, camping, vacations and cheering on our favorite sports teams.

Terri Skowronek | Fiduciary Officer

Terri Skowronek is a full-time Fiduciary Officer for Scout Advocacy, LLC utilizing her exceptional interpersonal and professional skills to support client fiduciary and advocate needs.    

Terri graduated from North Central High School with a Major in Business and English.  She is dedicated to helping the elder community, and having been the youngest of six kids she took care of her parents in their later years.  Terri also serves as a part-time paralegal for Bennett & McClammer LLP.

Terri and her husband Tim live in Indianapolis, along with their three wonderful cats.

Jenny Deaton | Fiduciary Officer
Jenny serves in a part-time role as Fiduciary for Scout Advocacy LLC. After working in IT for 25 years Jenny decided to take her problem-solving skills and begin a second career in the nonprofit world.  Prior to joining Scout, Jenny spent 5 years as the Fiduciary Office for The Center for At Risk Elders, Inc.  Jenny is passionate about serving others, especially those more vulnerable such as seniors and animals.
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 1986 from Indiana University and her Master’s Degree in Business in 1996 from Butler University. 
Jenny and her partner, Gwen, live in Greenwood with their dog Chester, cat Linus, flock of chickens and pond full of fish.