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Patricia McGinnis, JD is Co-founder and Executive Director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a statewide consumer advocacy organization formed in 1983. A former teacher, Ms. McGinnis received her J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1977. She has been involved with long term care reform issues for over 40 years and has written and lectured extensively on issues such as long term care, payment options, alternatives to institutionalization, elder abuse, residents' rights, family councils and the use of restraints in nursing homes. Dr. McGinnis has been on the faculty in San Francisco State University's Gerontology Program since 2011. Dr. McGinnis was named a Gerbode Fellow at the U.C. Berkeley School of Social Welfare in 1991 and was awarded the first annual America's Award by the America's Award Foundation in 1990. Dr. McGinnis and California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) have received numerous awards and recognitions for their long term care advocacy work over the years, most recently the 2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award from the Family Caregiver Alliance. In 2019, Ms. McGinnis was selected as an AARP Well-Being Champion for the AARP Public Policy Institutes’ Culture of Health initiative to champion change across America in the areas of health and well-being. Pat McGinnis typically teaches GRN 735 when reassigned release time funding is available.