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National Capital Area Chapter Staff
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Following is contact information for the National Capital Area Chapter staff, serving Northern Virginia, Suburban/Southern Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Our national office is located in Chicago. Click here for national office contact information.

To speak with someone immediately about caregiving concerns, resources and/or disease information, please call our free 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900. 


 Leadership Team
   
     
 Programs and Services
   Development
     
 Communications and Public Policy    Finance and Operations



Leadership Team

Chapter President and CEO
and
Regional Leader, DC, Maryland and Virginia
Kate Rooper
703.766.9029

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ben Kordestani
703.766.9003

Vice President of Programs and Services
Ana Nelson
703.766.9006

Vice President of Development
Rebecca Caldwell
703.766.9004

Senior Director, Communications and Marketing
Cindy Schelhorn
703.766.9005

Executive Assistant
Candice Wilkerson
703.766.9022


Programs and Services

Programs and Services Manager / Helpline Manager
Virginia:  Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Rappahannock, and Warren Counties
Bob Bell
703.766.9028

Programs and Services Manager
Virginia:  Fairfax, Prince William, and Stafford Counties
Jane Priest
703.766.9018

Programs and Services Manager
Virginia:  Arlington and Fairfax Counties and the City of Alexandria
Diane Vance
703.766.9012

Programs and Services Manager
District of Columbia
Maryland:  Montgomery County
Melissa Barber
240.428.1342

Programs and Services Manager
Maryland:  Prince George's County 
Nancy Quarles
703.766.9017

Programs and Services Manager
Maryland:  Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties
Virginia:  King George County
Please contact Ana Nelson at 703.766.9006

Physicians Outreach Specialist
Donna Farnan
703.766.9032

Volunteer Manager
Ben Donnelly
703.766.9007

Database Coordinator/Analyst
Priya Patilkulkarni
703.766.9030


Development

Senior Director, Relationship Events
Brain Ball
Lisa Huffman
703.766.9013

Senior Director, Constituent Events
Molly Gascoigne
703.766.9019

Constituent Events Manager
Walk to End Alzheimer's: Northern Virginia, Virginia Tri-Counties, and Northern Shenandoah Valley
Sonya Amartey
703.766.9025
 
Constituent Events Manager
Walk to End Alzheimer's: Charles County, Prince George's County and Southern Maryland
LaKeysha Boyd-Moore
240.518.8496

Constituent Events Manager
Walk to End Alzheimer's: Washington, DC
Stefanie McHugh
703.766.9009

Constituent Events Manager
The Longest Day, Blondes vs. Brunettes,  ALZStars events, and third party events
Joanna Hatch
703.766.9031

Relationship Events Manager
Brain Ball
Andrea Cathey
703.766.9014


Communications and Public Policy

Communications Strategist
Erin Heintz
773.263.2576

Public Policy and Advocacy Manager
Sadaf Ahmad
703.766.9027

Director of Policy, Virginia
Carter Harrison
804.967.2580

Media inquiries
media@alz.org
312.335.4078


Finance and Operations

Assistant Director, Finance and Operations
Nuvia Zelaya
703.766.9001

Accounting and Database Supervisor
Suzanna Mendoza
703.766.9011


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