Dakima is the Assistant State Long Term Care Ombudsman for Local Ombudsman Support. Dakima has been involved in the aging network for 12 years, most recently as the Local Long Term Care Ombudsman for the Area Agency on Aging 1-C service area in Wayne County. She began her career working with adults with developmental disabilities, adults in adult foster care homes, elders in nursing homes, and in assisted living facilities. Dakima has a Masters in Healthcare Services Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy. Her passion for elder abuse prevention prompted her to develop an expertise in elder rights that lead to developing caregiver and elder abuse prevention seminars for professionals and caregivers.