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About us

The Alzheimer's Association, Southeast Florida Chapter is a local 501 (c) 3 organization committed to helping the families in 7 counties: Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Chapter advances efforts for researching a cure through fundraising with its signature event Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, and provides support and educational services to more than 150,000 persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers locally.

Our mission
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer's.

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Financial information

The Southeast Florida Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Click here to view the FY14 Annual Report.
Click here to view the FY13 Annual Report.

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Board of Directors – Southeast Florida Chapter

Mark Todd, PhD

Vice Chair
Elliott W. Starman, CPA


Board Members
Ferial Andre
Samuel J. Ferreri, AIA
Elayne Forgie
Enrique Piñeiro, LEED AP
Sathya Puthanveettil, PhD
Ron Radcliffe
Barry Reiss



Ann May
Chief Executive Officer
561.967.0047 x208

Grace Grant-Brown, MBA, CPA
Chief Operating Officer
561.967.0047 x301

Tita Panzarella
Administrative Assistant
561.967.0047 x200

William Small III
Finance Manager
954.786.1533 x302

Kate Pokorny
PR/Communications Coordinator
561.967.0047 x205


Melissa Uribe
Vice President, Development

Jessie Brooks
Senior Walk Manager - Boca Raton & Ft. Lauderdale 
954.786.1533 x308

José E. Piñera
Walk Manager - Miami
305.835.2451 x405

Tricia N. Williams
Walk Manager - Palm Beach & Treasure Coast
561.967.0047 x203 

Riunite Franks
Volunteer and Events Manager
561.967.0047 x220

Natalie Parker
Events Specialist
561.967.0047 x207


Chris Dragomer, MSW
Program Services Coordinator
954.786.1533 x304

Donna True, LCSW
Program Services Coordinator
772.546.1619 x501

Gloria Orlandi-Kass, M.S.
Program Services Coordinator
305.835.2451 x401

Tequesta C. Alston, BSW
Program Services Coordinator
561.967.0047 x221

Jennifer Braisted
Advocacy/Public Policy Coordinator
561.967.0047  x202

Rebekah Best, M.A.
HELPLINE Care Consultant

Traci Bolden
Data Entry Specialist


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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.