The Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research for 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and the people who care for them. The Alzheimer's Association, which was founded in 1980 by a group of caregivers, is the largest private funder of Alzheimer's research.
According to the latest Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report, North Carolina is home to more than 150,000 individuals living with Alzheimer’s and half a million unpaid caregivers. The Eastern North Carolina Chapter is responsible for providing programs and support services, information, referral, education and advocacy to the 51 counties of Eastern North Carolina.
Our Mission and Vision
Lisa Roberts, Executive Director
Peggy Best, LCSW, Associate Director, Programs and Advocacy
Peggy joined the Eastern North Carolina Chapter in April 2014 as the associate director, programs and advocacy. Her work involves community outreach through facilitating education programs and training volunteers as community educators and support group facilitators. Her advocacy efforts include organizing the annual State Advocacy Day in downtown Raleigh and attending the Advocacy Forum held annually in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Eastern North Carolina Chapter, Peggy worked as a social worker for an Alzheimer's special care unit, a team lead for the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline and as a cardiology ICU social worker with Vanderbilt University. Peggy is over six feet tall and no - she never played basketball!
Jennifer Briand, Manager, Special Events
Bethany Day, Sr. Special Events Coordinator
Margaret Millett, Metlife
Chris McCool, Pepsi
Martha McCool, Philanthropist
Pat McKee, McKee Homes
Julie Russo, McKee Homes
Coach Bobby Lutz, NCSU Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach
Henry Edmonds, Joseph & Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Dr. Todd Cohen, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
The Areas We Serve
The Eastern North Carolina Chapter serves the following 51 counties: