We exist to protect your interests, no matter what.

You deserve certainty.

With so much ambiguity around the future, it can feel agonizing to leave the direction of your care, your finances, and your life to a stranger “assigned to your case.”

At Scout Advocacy, we offer our clients a future that’s S.A.F.E.

Our interdisciplinary team of professionals work together to exercise sound judgement over short or long periods of time and changing circumstances serving as Power of Attorney and Health Care Representative, Professional Guardian, or Health Care Navigators.

Portrait of Smiling and Hopeful Senior Couple after visiting Scout Advocacy

Stability in health care representation

Access to information and best possible care options

Fiduciary expertise

Expert care management

“I am pleased to refer clients to Scout Advocacy as I trust these professional advocates without reservation. Not only is this group responsive to the needs of my clients, it also offers my clients the compassionate and caring attention they so deserve. The three founders and directors of Scout Advocacy are persons of great integrity, all of whom have a high level of expertise in dealing with the aging population and persons with disabilities. We are lucky to have such a wonderful group in Central Indiana.”

Claire E. Lewis
Elder Law Attorney, Indianapolis

“Scout stands ready to meet you at the intersection of legal, financial, medical, and personal advocacy.

Whether you’re planning for yourself or seeking support for a loved one with a life-altering diagnosis, you can trust this multidisciplinary team to help you navigate every step of the way with skill and compassion.

I regularly recommend Scout’s exceptional services to clients, colleagues, and my own family.

And they exceed expectations every time.”

Anastasia Demos Mills
Attorney, Indianapolis

— MEET YOUR 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. Among other things, this public interest law firm 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.
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Ken is a recent chairman of the Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisory Board, 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. He has always served in leadership roles with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 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. He and his wife, Margaret, have two children, Cy and Grace, and live in Indianapolis.

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 years professional experience working with adults and their families through all stages of planning and the 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. Passion to improve the lives of elders has driven Jane’s life and her work.

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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.

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

Anne Ward, RN

Lead Advocate

Anne is fascinated by the life stories of others and their impact on personal growth, character development, the decisions they make, and the convictions they hold. This curiosity inspired her to pursue a BA in psychology/business administration and, a few years later, a BSN in nursing.

After working in a hospital for seven years with patients who had pulmonary, renal, oncological, and other conditions, and spending several years in home care, she became a Care Consultant in 2018. This role combined knowledge from her prior nursing experience with her practical nature, allowing her to creatively look at the whole picture of health needs to help guide clients to connect with solutions both inside and outside the box.  

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Anne’s workplace goal is to make her clients feel their importance as part of the Scout Advocacy 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, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, family, and friends. Creating, volunteering, and Irish dancing also keep her occupied outside of work.

Tonna Randolph, RN

Lead Advocate

Tonna has been a nurse for over 20 years, graduating with an RN degree from Saint Elizabeth School of Nursing. She has enjoyed a variety of roles in her career, from newborn baby care to elder care. 

As a Care Consultant, she uses her skills and knowledge along with her compassion to help families support their loved ones. She especially appreciates the opportunity to help each client have a voice when it comes to their healthcare and have clarity in decision-making.

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One of the aspects that drew Tonna away from a facility environment is that, in this alternative line of care, each client is guaranteed to receive her full attention. There are no quotas to be fulfilled or backlogs to bring up to date, just heartfelt care to provide to the best of her professional ability. She feels truly blessed to be a part of this company where she can fulfill her passion for helping others, providing available options and guidance through any stage of care.

Tonna is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing things like boating, camping, vacationing, and cheering on their favorite sports teams.

Susan Herzog, RN

Lead Advocate

Susan has been a registered nurse for over 25 years. She graduated with her BSN from IUPUI. She has cared for all age ranges during her career from newborns to the elder population. She has genuinely enjoyed all of it.

As a Lead Advocate, she is able to utilize all of the knowledge and skills she has honed in 25+ years to compassionately assistant clients and families to navigate challenging transitions in life. She especially enjoys that this role allows her to use a holistic approach while planning care for each individual client.

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In many of her previous roles, there just was not time to do everything she felt compelled to do, so itis a breath of fresh air to be able to care for clients at this level.

Susan is passionate to help each client live their best life possible at each stage of life. She is thankful that Scout Advocacy gives her the flexibilty and ability to attain this.

Susan has been married for almost 30 years to her husband. They have two adult daughters whom they adore. They enjoy traveling, boating, and spending time family and friends.

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 uses her firsthand experience, having been the youngest of six kids and the caretaker of her parents in 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, she 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 officer for The Center for At Risk Elders, Inc. Jenny is passionate about serving others, especially those who are 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, Dak, and cat, Linus. They also enjoy their flock of chickens and pond full of fish.

Suzanne

Fiduciary Officer

Suzanne joined Jane Malkoff’s family of senior adult services in 2013,  shortly after Jane’s original founding of Clarity Care Advocates LLC and Clarity Care Givers LLC.

Earning a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University/ Bloomington, and an MBA in Finance from Butler University, Suzanne entered a long leadership career spanning several industries- where trial by fire, board meetings, and mergers/acquisitions were status quo on any given day.  It was a great learning experience, and created lifelong friendships…but the word “meaningful” was not a strong descriptor of corporate worklife for Suzanne.   

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Joining this amazing group of professionals committed to senior advocacy after leaving corporate America offered the first real opportunity to see meaningful benefits of her work, for Scout Advocacy clientele, their families, and her colleagues.

Suzanne is an avid reader, lifelong learner, and enjoys her pet bird, flying, yoga, hiking, and travelling.

How can we help?

Whether you are preparing for your own future or making provisions for a loved one, we’re here for you.

Power of Attorney & Health Care Representative

Line up trusted advocates to protect your wishes, just in case you need them down the road.

Professional Guardianship Services

Secure urgent advocacy and support for all life’s personal, financial, and professional demands.

Health Care
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Get professional help navigating the health care system, along with practical day-to-day needs.

EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU NEED, LET’S CHAT.

You’re not supposed to have all the answers — we’re honored to help.