Justice in Aging Welcomes Tracey Gronniger to Direct Economic Security Team

By April 22, 2016PRESS RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC.– Justice in Aging is pleased to welcome Tracey Gronniger to its Washington, DC office as Directing Attorney of the Economic Security Team. Justice in Aging (formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center), which also has offices in Los Angeles, and Oakland, CA, is a national legal advocacy organization that uses the power of law to fight senior poverty.

Tracey joins Justice in Aging after serving as senior staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission for ten years. She worked in the Bureau of Consumer Protection where she litigated a variety of cases to halt fraudulent and deceptive marketing practices, including actions to stop Medicare fraud schemes, government grant scams, and phony business opportunities. She also coordinated the Bureau’s Legal Services Collaboration and Every Community Initiative, which seeks to ensure that the agency meets the consumer protection needs of undeserved and at-risk consumers, including older Americans. Prior to joining the FTC Tracey served as an Associate at the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC.

“I am so honored to lead Justice in Aging’s work on economic security.  We have such an important mission, and Justice in Aging is one of the key organizations fighting for the rights of older adults living in poverty. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to work with such an enthusiastic and dedicated group of advocates.”

As Justice in Aging’s Directing Attorney of the Economic Security Team, Tracey will develop and implement new projects and initiatives that seek to expand and preserve the income supports that the nation’s low-income older adults rely on to meet their basic needs, and develop partnerships with other advocates to advance innovative policies to increase the economic security of older Americans.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tracey to the Justice in Aging team,” said Executive Director Kevin Prindiville. “She’s a proven leader with a passion for increasing access to legal services to improve the lives of low-income older adults.”

Tracey received her J. D. from the University of Michigan Law School and graduated from Harvard University. Her interest in serving the needs of older adults began while in law school when she spent a summer helping to provide legal aid to homeless seniors and families.

Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, since 1972 we’ve worked for access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources, focusing especially on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. Through targeted advocacy, litigation, and the trainings and resources we provide to local advocates, we ensure access to the social safety net programs that poor seniors depend on, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For more information, visit our website at www.justiceinaging.org.

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Contact: Vanessa Barrington
510-256-1200 direct
vbarrington@justiceinaging.org

About Katrina Cohens

Katrina Cohens is based in Justice in Aging’s Washington, DC office and serves as the Database Manager.