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Mississippi Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association Mississippi Chapter is dedicated to advancing the care, support, and research to all those affected by Alzheimer's in Mississippi. We offer local support groups, community education, advocacy efforts, and fundraising events throughout the state for anyone looking to become involved.

Caregiver Education & Resources

Being a caregiver doesn't come with an instruction manual, but there are resources available to help. Read more here.

Meet our Staff


Teri Roddy serves as our Executive Director. The Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the 82 counties across Mississippi. This includes oversight for community engagement, volunteerism, staff, revenue generation, program delivery, media relations as well as growth and delivery of the Association’s mission.  Mobile 601.720.2525 |


Nekita L. Terry is the Mississippi Chapter's Administrative Assistant. Nekita plays a crucial role in maintaining the smooth operation of our organization by providing comprehensive support. 769.230.0611 or

Kristen White, LMSW is our social worker and program manager.  She serves our entire state by providing education and awareness and connecting our caregivers with needed resources. Contact her at 601.826.7139 or


Azia Gutierrez is the Walk to End Alzheimer's Manager of South Mississippi serving Hattiesburg, Laurel, and the Gulf Coast. Contact her at 601.506.9500 or

Adina Welker is The Longest Day Manager for the Mississippi Chapter. She supports The Longest Day participants across Mississippi in their fundraising efforts- engaging, equipping, and empowering individuals and companies to have personal and meaningful impact in their communities. The Longest Day funds the Alzheimer's Association's research efforts, and our care, support, and education programs for those affected by Alzheimer's disease.     601.421.5987








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