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The people of our chapter are dedicated staff and volunteers, all working to make life better for individuals living with Alzheimer's, for their families, and for future generations.


Chapter Leadership Team
Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D., Executive Director 
Dagmar Schildwach, Chief Development Officer 
Susan DeMarois, Director of Public Policy 
Claire Day, Chief Program Officer 
Theresa Sullivan, Director of Regional Operations
Edie Yau, Director of Diversity & Inclusion 
Michele Boudreau, Director of Communications 
Diane Lewis, Director of Health Systems

Chapter Board of Directors
Our chapter is governed by a volunteer board of directors, responsible for planning, creating and implementing strategies and tactics in service to our mission.

Todd Morris, Chair
Andrew Dahlkemper, Vice Chair
Nancy Westcott, Vice Chair
Anne Hinton, Secretary
Marcy Adelman, PhD
Steven Barbieri
Michael Fox
Gabriel de la Rosa
Michael Gallagher
Renee Gallagher
Mary Liveratti
Marc Loupe
Michelle Makino
Barbara Marquez
Donna Petkanics
Peter Reed, PhD
Courtney Russell McCerea
Diane Riccio
Kim Steppe
Timothy Swords
Valerie Toler
Lennart Mucke, MD, ex officio

Chapter Medical and Scientific Advisory Council
The Bay Area is home to three of the nation’s Alzheimer’s disease research centers: UCSF, Stanford, and UC Davis. Scientists and clinicians from these and other highly regarded institutions serve on our chapter’s medical and scientific advisory board.

Lennart Mucke, MD, chair 
Charles DeCarli, MD
Michael Greicius, MD
Victor Henderson, MD
Ladson Hinton, MD
William Jagust, MD
Frank Longo, MD, PhD
Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD
Kristine Yaffe, MD
Gil Rabinovici, MD
Kate Possin, PhD
Mike Weiner, MD
Yadong Huang, MD, PhD
Geoffrey A. Kerchner, MD, PhD
Claire Day, Chief Program Officer

Black Alzheimer's Association Advisory Council (BAAAC)

Shaun Charles 
Greg Woods
Donna Griggs Murphy 
Frank Clayton 
Lowanda Moore 
Gwen Gates 
Cynthia Taylor 
Portia Stewart  
Jylana Sheats 
Donna Lewis