Leadership

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Management Team

Heather Cooper Ortner
President & CEO
323.930.6224 p

Debra Cherry, PhD
Executive Vice President
323.930.6225 p

Renita Tyson
Senior Vice PresidentDevelopment
323.930.6208 p

Bret Schaefer
Vice President, Finance
323.930.6237 p

Cathy Ladd, MSW
Vice President, Programs
323.930.6213 p

Kara Bonela
Vice President, Marketing
323.930.6265 p

 

Sarah Jennings
Vice President, Major Gifts
323.930.6204 p

Terry Garay
Regional Director, East Los Angeles
San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valleys
818.830.4834 p

Sergio Calderón, MPH
Regional Director, Inland Empire
951.241.7870 p

Board of Directors

Jacqueline Macias, Chair
Tina Pukonen, Secretary
Lisa Chalfin, Treasurer

Mark S. Liberman, Immediate Past Co-Chair
Matthew Reid, Immediate Past Co-Chair

Niloo Bedrood
Kenneth Chiate
Helena Chui
Gary Ferrell
Leonor Gaviña-Valls
Jeffrey Glassman
Ingrid Graham
Winston Greene
Robert Hirsch
Randi Jones
Susan Lord
Kyle Mabry
Anne Martinez
Susan Reynolds
Elliot Sainer
Karl Schulze
John & Cynthia Tiedeman
Judy Wunsch
Val Zavala

Members Emeritus
Michael Arthur
Stephen Breuer
Earl Greinetz*
Larry Varnes

*in memoriam

Our Mission

Improving the lives of local families affected by Alzheimer’s/Dementia by increasing awareness, delivering effective programs/services, providing compassionate support, and advocating for quality care and a cure.

Medical & Scientific Advisory Council
Helena Chui, MD, Chair

Maria Aranda, PhD
William Bondareff, PhD, MD
Soo Borson, MD
Greg Cole, PhD
Margaret Gatz, PhD
Wolff Kirsch, MD, FACS
Sarah Kremen MD
Aaron McMurtray, MD, PhD
John Ringman, MD, MS
Lon S. Schneider, MD
Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD
Dean Sherzai MD, PhD
Gary W. Small, MD
Terrance Town, PhD
David B. Teplow, PhD