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Alzheimer's Los Angeles Staff

The staff of Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is dedicated to supporting, educating, and empowering local families as they face the everyday challenges of dementia.

Management

Heather Cooper Ortner
President & CEO
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Debra Cherry, PhD
Executive Vice President
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Cathy Ladd, MSW
Senior Vice President, Programs
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Nicole Batsch
Chief Innovation Officer

Kristi Holmblad
Chief of Staff

Steven Klappholz
Chief Philanthropy Officer
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Bret Schaefer
Chief Financial Officer
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Jennifer Schlesinger
Vice President, Healthcare Services & Community Education
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Programs & Services

Yanet Alvarez-Carrillo
Coordinator, Community Education & Healthcare Services

Tori Boyer
Senior Care Counselor, Early-Stage Services

Kristy Huang-Arai
Manager, Asian and Asian American Services

Roxy Kirakosyan
Associate Director, Community Education

Cathy Ladd
Senior Vice President, Programs

Sara Mikael
Administrative Assistant, Helpline & Care Counseling

Petra Niles
Senior Manager, African American Services,
Education & Dementia Care Networks

Anne Oh
Manager, Support Groups and Activity Programs

Jennifer Palafox
Care Counselor

Zina Paris
Director, Clinical Services

Esperanza Roman
Care Counselor

Juan Saavedra
Senior Care Counselor

Veronica Sanders
Care Counselor

Dinora Toj
Manager, Latino Services

Gabriela Torres
Administrative Support

Alicia Villegas
Director, Early Stage Services

Adrianna Walcher
Manager, Education & Outreach

Renaldo Wilson
Associate Vice President, Community Education & Health Equity

Development

Jackie Alm
Senior Director, Development

Jennifer Holloway
Associate Director, Development

Steven Klappholz
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Randi Lovett
Director, Events

Ashley Ruiz
Coordinator, Donor Services

Karmine Tawagon
Manager, Development

Brian Welch
Associate Director, Events

Finance
& Administration

Albert Avalos
Associate Director, Information Technology

Ricardo Ayala
Controller

Ricky Ayala
Administrative Assistant, IT Systems

Martha Chavez-Cruz
Senior Accountant & Payroll Manager

Kristi Holmblad
Chief of Staff

Bret Schaefer
Chief Financial Officer

Kendal Hudspeth
Director, Human Resources

Kathleen Lam
Director, Coordinator

Professional Training

Margarita Bermudez
Associate Director Healthcare Services & Community Education

Debra Cherry
Executive Vice President

Jennifer Schlesinger
Vice President, Healthcare Services & Community Education

Grant Management

Debra Cherry
Executive Vice President

Veronica Matos
Grant Writer

Caitlin Silber
Manager, Contracts & Grants

Marketing & Communications

Ginger Baker
Associate Director, Digital Marketing

Angela Landis
Director, Video Content/Social Media

Nikki Stover
Manager, Marketing and Graphic Design

Public Policy

Barbra McLendon
Director, Public Policy

Kelly Takasu
Manager, Public Policy

East Los Angeles Service Center

Leticia Meza
Specialist, Community Education & Outreach

Angie Moran
Care Counselor

Efren Moreno
Senior Manager, Education & Outreach