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Jamie Hochman Herz

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 16:25

Jamie Hochman Herz is the Legal Counsel for the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, in which she provides advice, referral, and legal assistance to the State Long Term Care Ombudsman program.  She is both an attorney and social worker who has dedicated her entire career to helping vulnerable individuals.  Most recently, she was the Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, in which she helped significantly grow program delivery around the state   

33 years of Service

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 14:55

Congratulations Sally Bruce on your 33 years of outstanding dedication and commitment advocating for the elders of the Upper Peninsula.  We are so happy and proud of you for all you’ve accomplished.  Through the years, your talents and efforts have helped our success.  We sincerely appreciate your hard work and efforts year over year.  THANK YOU for your many wonderful years of service!

Call To Justice Award

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 14:04

On August 14, 2019, Elder Law of Michigan honored Kelly Jonker, Certified Long-Term Care Ombudsman, with the 2019 Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Award for her elder abuse prevention work.

The Joe D. Sutton Call to Justice Awards honor those that share the mission of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. to advocate for, educate, and assist those in need, with a continued focus on older adults and persons with disabilities.

Karrie Jordan

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:54

Karrie is the Assistant State Long Term Care Ombudsman for Program Quality Improvement.  Karrie was the long term care ombudsman for Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties where she advocated for residents of nursing facilities, adult foster care homes, and homes for the aged.  Karrie has extensive experience in health care and long term supports and services.  She worked in outreach for the Capital Area Health Alliance which partners with area organizations to promote healthy lifestyles.  She has been the administrator/director of two local assisted living facilities as well as working in man