Betsy Browning

Office Manager | Paralegal

Betsy is responsible for the smooth and cohesive function of Elder Law Lexington. Whether managing the daily operations of the office, assisting clients, coordinating Veteran’s benefits or providing paralegal support to our attorneys, Betsy is an integral part of the success of our firm.

Jane B. Cullen


Jane handles all of our office’s daily accounting functions. She also performs the accounting for all of our First Party Special Needs Trusts, as well as the Kentucky Guardianship Association, Inc. Special Needs Pooled Trust. Jane has been employed by McClelland and Associates since 2005. Her experience is valuable in keeping our office running smoothly.

Dawna Alford

Administrative Assistant

Dawna is our first line of client communication. She always has a smile on her face and a kind voice to greet our clients on the telephone. Performing many administrative duties such as managing the appointment calendar, transcription for our attorneys, initializing and maintaining client files, Dawna provides valuable office support to all our staff.

Frankie M. Stivers

Elder Care Coordinator

Frankie’s caring and compassionate nature is a valued asset to our clients. She navigates the entire Medicaid application process for our clients who seek our firm’s guidance and expertise in complying with the complex governmental agency’s requirements. She provides crucial experience and knowledge necessary to soften the transition your loved one needs for their elder care plan.

Barbara Baumgardner

Associate Elder Care Coordinator

With 30 + years’ experience in the medical field as a Licensed Dietician and Diabetes Educator, Barb offers our clients a patient and kind demeanor needed to assist them through the complexities of the long term care application process. Barb’s invaluable keen attention to detail helps ease the strain of this application process for our clients.

Kristen Pearson

Guardianship Coordinator

Kristen works directly with community members with whom Robert McClelland serves as a Guardian, Conservator or Trustee. She is directly responsible for coordinating their needs through their caregivers or social workers. She also works with Kentucky state social workers whose clients are participants of the Kentucky Guardianship Associations, Inc. Pooled Special Needs Trust. Kristen’s work directly enhances the overall quality of life for many individuals.