Tammy Cordes serves as the Special Projects Coordinator. She is involved in numerous projects which support the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, including updating the MLTCOP Ombudsman Designation Training and the MLTCOP Policies and Procedures as well as coordinating the Companion Pet Adoption Project. She is an active member of Michigan Attorney General's Elder Abuse Task Force in which she has played a role in creating and recording online training modules for home care providers. Additionally, she writes a monthly Elder Abuse Prevention newsletter for staff working in long-term care settings. Tammy has extensive experience working in both abuse prevention and training. She worked for more than 6 years in the Child Abuse Prevention Division at Child and Family Charities, primarily as a parent coach in the Foster Care Supportive Visitation program. Prior to that, Tammy was a full-time instructor and Territory Training Specialist in the Health and Safety Department at the American Red Cross. She is a certified Family Life Educator with a master’s degree in Family Studies from Spring Arbor University.