Hannah Vaughan is General Counsel for Corporation of Guardianship, a non-profit provider of fiduciary and care management services for vulnerable adults in North Carolina. She has 15+ years of experience practicing elder and special needs law. She is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and by the N.C. State Bar as a Specialist in Elder and Special Needs Law. Ms. Vaughan began her legal career as an Associate Attorney with Booth Harrington and Johns of NC, PLLC, where her practice focused on Medicaid Planning and Special Needs Trusts. She later became the Director of the Elder Law Clinic at Elon University School of Law, supervising advanced law students in the provision of legal services to low-income elderly residents in Guilford County. Ms. Vaughan often serves as adjunct faculty, teaching Elder Law in the Paralegal program at GTCC and in the Gerontology program at UNCG. She serves on the Elder & Special Needs Law Section Council for the North Carolina Bar Association and is the immediate past-president of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). She is also actively involved in the leadership of the Guilford County Elder Justice Committee. Ms. Vaughan is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. She graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2000 and earned her J.D. from the University of Alabama in 2005.