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About Us

The Greater East Ohio Area chapter serves 16 counties (Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne), making care and support available to 60,000 people with Alzheimer's disease in our chapter area, and an additional 250,000 people affected through their role as caregivers.

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900
Chapter email: geoachl@alz.org

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Chapter Staff

Executive Director
Melissa Zapanta Shelton | 216.770.7599

Communications 
Katie Kirby | Director of PR and Communications | 312.282.5916
Patricia Carroll | Manager of PR and Communications | 937.610.7007

Development
Seana Dailey | Director of Constituent Events (Gala and The Longest Day) | 216.342.5566
Jennie Buckwalter | Donor Advisor | 937.949.1263
Marcy Schulman | Development Manager (​Gala and The Longest Day) | 234.284.2755

Kaitlyn Less | Walk Manager, Akron | 234.284.2756
Austin Stull | Walk Manager, Wooster | 216.342.5593
Tracy Jeffries | Walk Manager | 234.284.2754

Programs and Services
Mary Ertle | Program Director | 216.342.5606
Karen Elliott, MA, LSW | Clinical Manager | 234.284.2750
Laura Cosentino | Program Manager, Support Groups | 234.414.0036
Frederick Knuckles | Program Manager, DEI Outreach | 216.342.5607

Public Policy
Trey Addison | Public Policy Director | 614.549.6735
Steve Olding | Public Policy and Public Affairs Manager | 513.632.3821
Camren Harris | Public Policy Manager | 614.643.2134

Grants and Operations
Cheryl Kanetsky | Director of Mission Support and Grant Initiatives | 234.284.2747
Dawn Loconti | Mission Support | 216.342.5578
Adina Wolf | Grants Administration Specialist | 216.342.5595
Charlie Loudin | Data Entry Specialist | 234.284.2760

Health Systems
Amy Boehm | Health Systems Director | 937.610.0933

Accounting and Finance
DiAnn Guerrero | Accounting Manager | 312.500.4938



Our office is open by appointment only.
Please contact staff directly by email or phone.

Office location: 
408 Ninth St. SW, Suite 3400
Canton, Ohio 44707
330.966.7343
Fax: 330.966.7757

 

Chapter Board

Michael Evans, Board Chair
Cleveland Clinic
Linda Cahill
Enza Financial 
Elizabeth England
KAZ Company
Michelle Henry
FirstEnergy  
Natalie Kayani
Summa Health 
Jackie Mahland 
Layman Law Group 
Kim Mecurio
Ernst & Young 
Jaclyn Palumbo, Vice Chair
Palumbo & Sweet 
Lalitha Reddy
Right At Home 
Kathleen Rogers, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General 
Dan Van Dussen
Youngstown State University
Joseph Voytek
Comfort Keepers & Comfort Care-a-van
Kyla Williger
Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co 

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