Iowa HHS Dependent Adult Abuse Statewide Key Performance Measures

  • Percent of timely assessment/evaluation reports
  • Percent of alleged victims seen timely
  • Percent of intake decision timeframes met

Dependent Adult Protective Advisory Council (DAPAC) 

The Dependent Adult Protective Advisory Council was established in 1996 in accordance with Iowa Code 235B.1(4)(a). DAPAC is responsible for the following:

  1. Advise the director of human services, the director of the department on aging, the director of inspections and appeals, the director of public health, the director of the department of corrections, and the director of human rights regarding dependent adult abuse.
  2. Evaluate state law and rules and make recommendations to the general assembly and to executive branch departments regarding laws and rules concerning dependent adults.
  3. Receive and review recommendations and complaints from the public, health care facilities, and health care programs concerning the dependent adult abuse services program.




Department of Health and Human Services, Hoover State Office Building,

Des Moines 50319; 515.242.4174



Term Ending

Appointment Type

George Dorsey

West Des Moines

April 30, 2023

Expertise - Medical

Kimberley Downs

St. Charles

April 30, 2023

IA Caregivers Assoc.

Cynthia Ramer


April 30, 2024

IA Caregivers Assoc.

Jodi Selby


April 30, 2024

Public Member

Jerome Greenfield


April 30 2024

Expertise – Law Enforcement

Abby Giampolo

Des Moines

April 30, 2024

Public Member

Penny Cutler-Bermudez


April 30, 2025

Expertise – Long Term Care

Gloriana Fisher



DHS Director’s Designee

Jamie West



DIA Director’s Designee

Jennifer Donovan



IDA Director’s Designee

Monica Goedken



Iowa HHS Director’s Designee

DAPAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Iowa Legislative Reports

Federal Reports

Dependent Adult Protective Services 
1-800-362-2178 (toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
To report abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self-neglect of a dependent adult, please call the toll-free number above.

If a person is in imminent danger, call 911.

Do NOT email a report of abuse, neglect or exploitation as this email is not monitored during non-business hours and could result in a delayed response to the report.