King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
About our Speakers
Candace J. Heisler
Candace J. Heisler served as an Assistant District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco for over 25 years. During her career, she headed the Domestic Violence, Charging, Misdemeanor, and Preliminary Hearing Units. She served as the Chairperson of the California District Attorneys Association's Domestic Violence Committee. She has planned and presented training for that organization for approximately 20 years in the areas of domestic violence and elder abuse.
Ms. Heisler has edited four judicial curricula and a prosecutors' manual on domestic violence. She helped develop and test curricula on elder abuse for judges and victim advocates for the American Bar Association. She has authored numerous articles on domestic violence and elder abuse, including several in the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, and co-authored the recently-published Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention: A Collaborative Approach. Ms. Heisler assisted to develop six tele-courses for California law enforcement on these topics. She helped design and now provides law enforcement training on domestic violence for first responders and investigators throughout California. She also trains probation officers and victim advocates about elder abuse and domestic violence.
Ms. Heisler served as a member of the California Violence Against Women Act Stop Task Force, as an office and board member of The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse for many years, and was a member of the Texas Medical Association Blue Ribbon Panel on Family Violence.
A recipient of the California Governor's Victim Services Award, Ms. Heisler is also the recipient of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women Leadership Award, and the California Crime Victims United "Prosecutor of the Year" Award. She was honored for her work in San Francisco with the naming of "Candace Heisler Day" and has been named Hastings College of the Law "Alumna of the Year." In 1998, the California District Attorneys Association presented her with its Career Achievement Award. In 1999, she received the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Excellence in Instruction Award. In 2001, she received the "Lecturer of the Merit Award" from the National College of District Attorneys.
Ms. Heisler has presented on elder abuse and domestic violence subjects throughout the United States. She is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California's Hastings College. She now teaches for and consults with a wide variety of state, local, and national governmental agencies as well as private organizations.
Harry E. Morgan
Harry E. Morgan, MD., has developed and is President of The Center for Geriatric and Family Psychiatry, Inc., located in Glastonbury, Connecticut. The practice is a unique multidisciplinary professional group committed to providing for the mental health care needs of the elderly and their families.
Dr. Morgan is a member of the active psychiatric staff at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital, the Masonic Health Center, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is the Psychiatrist for the Southington Healthcare Alliance. He is an active Psychiatric Consultant to the State of Connecticut Elderly Protective Service program.
Board Certified in Geriatric Psychiatry, Dr. Morgan is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Alzheimer's Association of Connecticut and an active member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. As a Geriatric Psychiatrist, his teaching interests include education related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses of later life, the diagnosis and treatment of depressive illness as it affects adults in later life, and the study of personality development during aging. Dr. Morgan's clinical work with patients and families occurs in the office, in long term care facilities, and in patient's homes.
Dr. Morgan was educated at Dartmouth College, where he received his B.A. degree. He obtained his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Page Ulrey is a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the King County Prosecutor's Office. She graduated from Amherst College and Northeastern University School of Law. After law school, she worked for four and a half years as a public defender in Seattle. In 1998, she went to work at the King County Prosecutor's Office. Over the past ten years, she has prosecuted domestic violence and mainstream cases, supervised the prosecution of misdemeanor cases, and chaired the Juvenile Unit of her office.
Ms. Ulrey was appointed to the newly-created position of elder abuse prosecutor in the Criminal Division of her office in 2001. In that position, she prosecuted cases of vulnerable adult neglect, financial exploitation, sexual assault, physical assault, and homicide. She also founded and chaired the King County Elder Abuse Council and Criminal Mistreatment Review Panel.
Since September, 2007, Ms. Ulrey has been working as the elder abuse prosecutor in the office’s Economic Crimes Unit, where she handles cases of vulnerable adult financial abuse, neglect, and sexual assault. She is the co-chair of the King County Elder Abuse Council, and the chair of King County’s multidisciplinary case staffing team. For the past three years, she has been involved in protocol development and has been a trainer on elder abuse investigation and prosecution for the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice, and for the National District Attorneys Association. Ms. Ulrey conducts trainings on vulnerable adult neglect and abuse locally and throughout the country.