When Charles (Chuck) Fulkerson was recently diagnosed with early stage dementia, he decided to take action and get involved with the cause – no surprise considering his history of distinguishing himself as a passionate leader in several community organizations.
Chuck is co-founder of the Reno Veterans Guest House, a non-profit facility that provides safe and comfortable lodging for families of veterans and veterans themselves who are receiving care at the VA Medical Center.
In addition, Chuck served on the Nevada Veterans Service Commission and as the executive director of the Nevada Office of Veterans Services.
Chuck's commitment to the community is not limited to veterans. For over two decades, he served our youth through Nevada's scouting programs.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northern Nevada is pleased to welcome Chuck as a new volunteer on the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee. He is anxious to begin helping the Association advocate for legislation which will aid families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease.
“Chuck’s extensive background with community building and work with the State of Nevada government agencies will be invaluable in helping our local Public Policy Committee learn best practices in approaching our legislators,” said Angie Pratt, regional director of the Alzheimer’s Association Reno office. “He will be invaluable in helping us aid families in Nevada caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.”
Chuck, with the help of his wife, Mary Lee, will be joining in the work of our other Northern Nevada Advocacy members: Bruce Arkell, Sandra Borrelli, Becky Calhoun, Ashley Carrigan, Gilda Johnstone, Angela Little, Mary Liveratti, and Laura Tellez.