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The Alzheimer’s Association, Central & North Florida Chapter serves 31 counties with education and support as well as raising funds for research.

Our mission
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Financial information

The Central & North Florida Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.

2012 & 2013 Audited Financial Statements
990 Form - June 30, 2013

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Board of directors – Central and North Florida Chapter

Kent Justice - Chair
Pam Ghezzi, CRM - Vice Chair, Secretary
Carlos Hernandez, CPA - Treasurer

Randy C. Bryan, Esq.
Sallie Dreyer
Stuart Gaines
Brandy Gregg, BS, LTALA, CDP, CMC
Ed Hancock
Mitch Hunt
Robert Morgan, Esq.
Tony Pesare
Seth Phelps
Kenyatta Rivers, PhD, CCC-SLP
Adam Rutstein 

Staff Listing

 CEO Kay Redington  kredington@alz.org
 Director of Finance & Operations Jessica Feazell  jfeazell@alz.org
 Director of Development Cindy Godwin  cgodwin@alz.org
 Director of Communications & Public Policy Michelle Branham  mbranham@alz.org
 Director of Programs Julie Shatzer  jshatzer@alz.org
 Associate Director of Programs - Gainesville David Huckabee  dhuckabee@alz.org
 Associate Director of Programs - North Florida Stephania Sykes-Burns  ssykes@alz.org
 Associate Director of Programs - Central Florida Martha Purdy  mpurdy@alz.org
 Associate Director of Programs - Central Florida Silvia Negri  snegri@alz.org
 Associate Director of Programs - Helpline Kathi Sargent  ksargent@alz.org
 Senior Associate Director of Development Joan Giovanni  jgiovanni@alz.org
 Associate Director of Development - North Florida Michelle Drinks  mdrinks@alz.org
 Associate Director of Development - Central Florida Heather Carelli  hcarelli@alz.org
 Development Coordinator Kaitlyn Campbell  kaicampbell@alz.org
 Associate Director of Development & Programs - Tallahassee Margaret Farris  mfarris@alz.org
 Assistant Director of Community Outreach - Space Coast/Vero  Beach Tanya Thompson  tthompson@alz.org
 Project Coordinator Katie Garro  kgarro@alz.org


Would your group like to request a speaker from the Alzheimer's Association?

Our Speakers Bureau provides presentations on over a dozen different topics, including: the nature of Alzheimer’s disease and other related illnesses, the latest research on risk factors, the importance of brain health and fitness, and tips for family caregivers.

If you would like to request a speaker for your group, please contact us at: 1.800.272.3900 or mbranham@alz.org.
Thank you so much for your help!



Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.