Mireille Phillips

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Wed, 09/01/2021 - 16:27

Mireille Phillips currently serves as Legal Counsel to the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.  She earned her BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and her JD from Indiana University School of Law.  She brings over 25 years of legal experience to the Ombudsman Program.  She previously worked as an attorney with the CVLAP-Elder Justice Initiative where she represented seni

Mary Katsarelas receives KUDOS from AAA 1-B

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:24
Mary Katsarelas, local ombudsman for AAA Region 1-B received a KUDOS award from AAA 1-B for her outstanding contributions to the Fox2 News coverage on the No Wrong Door grant.


"Without Mary's connections and hard work, we would not have been able to get media coverage of our distribution of robotic pets and other devices to nursing homes. Mary coordinated with the West Bloomfield Health and Rehab Center to allow us to come into the home and set up for the Fox2 News segment. She also participated as an interviewee and did quite well. It was an excellent piece, thanks to her efforts!"


Elaine Hearns and Louise Verbeke, Local Ombudsman in Region 1-B also coordinated the distribution to nursing homes they serve.


Congratulations to Mary for her KUDOS award.  Many thanks to Mary, Elaine and Louise for supporting residents through this program!  

Alison Hirschel

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 16:31

Alison Hirschel is Senior Legal Counsel for the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. She has served as Counsel to the state's ombudsman program since 2004 and previously served as counsel to a local ombudsman program in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For 15 years, Alison coordinated and served as legal counsel to the Michigan Campaign for Quality Care, a grassroots advocacy group for long term care consumers. She also is the past president and serves on the Board of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care where she her current role is Vice-President.