Tammy Bates



Tammy Bates is a native of Atlanta. She has worked primarily in customer service & management in the corporate world but has spent the last eight years as the Site Director for a private Christian school. There, her primary responsibilities included developing the early education program, managing the facility, and creating the best school experience for the children and their families. Tammy has been married to her wonderful husband Vince for 25 years. They have been blessed with two terrific boys, Brockton, 16 and Brody, forever 8. They live in Dallas, Georgia and attend Grace Baptist Church.

Tammy is thrilled to serve as BTFC’s Director of Patient & Family Services as she knows, first-hand, what it means to have a child affected by pediatric brain tumor disease -- her youngest son Brody was diagnosed in August 2007 with a brain tumor. Always with a bright smile and giving heart, Brody fought for 1 ½ years, but sadly, lost his battle in May 2009. Tammy believes her role at BTFC will be give her the opportunity to give back to an organization that has been so impactful in her family’s life, while offering encouragement to other brain tumor children and their families.