Tammy Sandoval is the Director of the Child Welfare Academy, where she leads efforts in designing, planning and providing Office of Children’s Services staff ongoing training. Previously, she served in the Office of Children’s Services Director position beginning in 2005, where she planned and implemented programs related to child protective services, early intervention, permanency and adoption of children and families being served by OCS. Before coming to Alaska in early 2004, Sandoval worked for ACTION for Child Protection, a national child welfare consulting firm that also operated the National Resource Center on Child Maltreatment. In that role she assisted child welfare agencies across the nation with child protection planning and programming. Sandoval has worked in child protection 25 years, most of which she held management positions for the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. Sandoval has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University.