Joanne Pike, DrPH, is president of the Alzheimer’s Association. In this role, she oversees the Association’s global efforts to accelerate research; enhance care and support; advance public policy; strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion; increase concern and awareness; and grow revenue. Dr. Pike leads all field operations for the organization, including delivery of mission programs and fundraising for a nationwide network of chapters.
Dr. Pike most recently served as chief strategy officer of the Association, guiding the implementation of the strategic plan throughout all elements of the organization. Prior to that, she was the Association's chief programs officer and was responsible for overseeing care and support services offered to all those affected by the disease; outreach aimed at creating partnerships with health systems, physicians and other health care professionals; long-term care initiatives focused on person-centered care delivery models; and growth strategies to reach more individuals through quality improvement, education, and support programs and services.
During her 25 years in progressive leadership in social support and public health, Dr. Pike has developed and executed successful health-focused initiatives while implementing revenue strategies to support those outcomes. Throughout her career, she has successfully leveraged public and system policy to advance such public health outcomes with a particular emphasis on outreach to underrepresented and underserved communities.
Prior to joining the Association, Dr. Pike spent 13 years in leadership positions at the American Cancer Society and three years as executive director of the Preventive Health Partnership, a collaboration among the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association aimed at preventing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Dr. Pike holds a doctorate in public health leadership, focused on health policy and management, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.