ALISA TAGG MS, ACC/EDU, CADDCT, CDP, CDCS, DCS
VANESSA EMM BA, ACC/EDU, CADDCT, CDP, CDCS, DCS
Alisa Tagg is an independent consultant specializing in Life Enrichment education, Dementia Care Training, and Leadership Development. She has been a certified activity consultant since 2006 and an activity director working primarily in skilled nursing facilities since 1993. She enjoys teaching the MEPAP education course to new activity professionals. Alisa hold’s a master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Industrial and Organization Psychology, provider’s Certificate of Completion specializing in Aging and is a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer, a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners, a Certified Dementia Communication Specialist with Improv4Caregivers, and a Dementia Connection Specialist with the Dementia Connection Institute. Alisa works as the Association Director of the National Association of Activity Professional. She has always enjoyed working with elderly populations for most of her life and has a great love for the elderly. In 1988, Alisa was named the Indiana Health Care Association Teen Volunteer of the Year. Alisa speaks on local, state, and national levels on various topics relating to health care and the activity profession.
Vanessa Emm is a certified activity consultant/educator with NCCAP since 2004 and has worked in Skilled Nursing Facilities since 2002. She enjoys teaching the MEPAP education course via NCCAP to new activity professionals in northern Nevada. She holds a bachelor's degree in Gerontology from Minnesota State University Moorheard with an emphasis in Biology and additional training in research and grant writing. She is also a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with the National Certification Council for Dementia Practitioners. Vanessa currently serves as the Operations Director with the National Association of Activity Professionals. Vanessa has published many books on activities for caregiver training and lesson plans which are available on Amazon