Jenefer Duane was appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in December of 2011 where she serves as the Senior Program Analyst in the Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans. She leads the award-winning Money Smart for Older Adults program developed in collaboration with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She also leads the Elder Fraud Prevention and Response Network program to build collaboration among financial service professionals, elder justice advocates and aging network service providers. She also supports special projects, research, and other key initiatives of the Office.
Prior to joining the CFPB, Jenefer was the founder and CEO of the non-profit Elder Financial Protection Network (EFPN) in California. Under her leadership, EFPN developed education programs for older adults and family caregivers on preventing, identifying and reporting elder financial exploitation. Under her leadership, EFPN developed award-winning professional training for the financial services industry, law enforcement, social services and other professionals. In 2004, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer presented Jenefer with an award for Outstanding Service in Elder Abuse Prevention. In 2009, she was presented with the FDIC Chairman’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Financial Education for her work to develop educational programs for older consumers and elder justice professionals. In 2012, following her appointment to the Office for Older Americans, the Elder Financial Protection Network presented her with the Sentinel Award for her contributions to the field of elder justice.