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About us

The Alzheimer's Association, Southeast Florida Chapter is a local 501 (c) 3 organization committed to helping the families in 7 counties: Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Chapter advances efforts for researching a cure through fundraising with its signature event Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, and provides support and educational services to more than 150,000 persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers locally.

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.

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Financial information

The Southeast 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.

Click here to view the FY14 Annual Report.
Click here to view the FY13 Annual Report.

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Board of Directors – Southeast Florida Chapter

Mark Todd, PhD

Vice Chair
Elliott W. Starman, CPA

Debora Thompson

Board Members
Ferial Andre
Samuel J. Ferreri, AIA
Elayne Forgie
Enrique Piñeiro, LEED AP
Sathya Puthanveettil, PhD
Ron Radcliffe
Barry Reiss
Mat Robie
Hank Cleare



Audra Afflitto
Chief Executive Officer
561.967.0047 x208

Grace Grant-Brown, MBA, CPA
Chief Operating Officer
561.967.0047 x301

Marla Grass
Administrative Assistant
561.967.0047 x200

Natalie Salesman
Senior Accountant

Roberto Ayala
Accounting Clerk
954.786.1533 x 302

Yuleika De Castro
Marketing Director
954.786.1533 x305

Jehan D. Wilson, M.S.
Coordinator, PR & Communications
561.967.0047 x 207


Melissa Uribe
Vice President, Development

Jessie Brooks
Director of Walk
954.786.1533 x308

Jennifer Siesel, CMP
Development Manager - The Longest Day
561.967.0047 x 202

José E. Piñera
Walk Manager - Miami - Dade
305.835.2451 x405

Tricia N. Williams
Walk Manager - West Palm Beach & Treasure Coast
561.967.0047 x203 

Emma Nestler
Development Specialist
954.786.1533 x218

Kamilah Jones
Director, Corporate Initiatives
954.786.1533 x314


Michael Pearson
VP Program Services & Public Policy
305.835.2451 x404

Keith Gibson
Director of Programs
561.967.0047 x221

Alex Lewy
Director of Community Outreach
954.786.1533 x309

Jennifer Braisted
Advocacy/Public Policy Manager
561.967.0047  x202

Jenifer Brito
Program Services Coordinator
561.967.0047 x204

Chris Dragomer, MSW
Program Services Coordinator
954.786.1533 x304

Donna True, LCSW
Program Services Coordinator
772.546.1619 x501

Gloria Orlandi-Kass, M.S.
Program Services Coordinator
305.835.2451 x401

Jesica Losada, MSW
HELPLINE Care Consultant

Traci Bolden
Data Entry Specialist


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Alzheimer's Association

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