June 13, 2019
Our Speakers this week are Cheryl Boushka and Mark Zastrow. Their topic is "Financial Fraud Abuse of Elders."

Cheryl is extremely active in the estate planning and probate field and her clients appreciate her expertise when making decisions about the future of their business. Prior to joining Van Osdol, Cheryl worked for Lathrop & Gage LC law firm for 21 years. In addition to a broad range of estate planning and probate experience, she also has expertise with related business, real estate and charitable matters. Cheryl’s practice areas are wealth strategies, probate, general corporate, real estate and charitable organizations.

Cheryl has served as President of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association. She also devotes time to legislative and other matters of the Probate Law Advisory Committee of the Kansas Judicial Council. She authored the KBA Journal article (November 2002) Navigating the New Kansas Uniform Trust Act: Familiar and Unfamiliar Waters and also authored the Spouses’ Elective Share Chapter of the Kansas Bar Association Estate Administration Handbook. Cheryl was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1984 and the Missouri Bar in 1985.


In 1995, Mark began his Edward Jones career as a financial advisor in Kansas City. One of his goals is to ensure that his clients have personalized strategies in
place to help reach their financial goals, whether those goals include insurance needs, wealth strategies, paying for a child's education, retirement or estate

Mark earned a bachelor of science from Missouri State University and holds the AAMS® designation. Mark and his wife Emily are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters: Lauren(21), Hannah (19) and Ashley (12). They are active members of the community. They are involved in St. Ann's Catholic Church, Kansas City Corporate Challenge, MS150, Parkinson's Foundation and Alzheimer's Association.