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The best way to reach us is via our 24/7 Helpline, which maintains information about local support groups, conferences, and education, and provides wealth of reliable information for all who need assistance. The helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. Call us toll-free anytime, day or night, at 800.272.3900.

Chapter staff

Gloria Crockett - Regional Leader and Executive Director, Region 3:

Denise Melendrez - Executive Assistant:


Sasha Spalding - Senior Director, Walk:

Asia A. Black - Development Specialist:

Susan Nakano Bradley - The Longest Day Manager:

Donna Cohen - Senior Walk Manager, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley:

Heather McCarthy - Walk Manager, Bakersfield, Ridgecrest, & Tulare and Kings Counties:

Tasha Bailey - Walk Manager, Inland Empire & Temecula:

Janie Bark - Development Manager, Coachella Valley:

Nicole Padilla - Senior Walk Manager, Los Angeles:

Lauren Schaefer - Walk Manager, Beach Cities & Long Beach

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Tia Delaney-Stewart - Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

Programs & Education 

Susan Howland, MSG - Senior Program Director:
Linda Loera - Program & Education Manager:
Yael Wyte, MSW - Program & Education Manager:
Elizabeth Martinez - Senior Program & Education Manager Bakersfield:
Sivana Lavine, MPH, CHES - Programs & Education Specialist San Fernando, Santa Clarita & Antelope Valleys:
Tina Wilson - Program Specialist San Fernando, Santa Clarita & Antelope Valleys:
Kimberly Spiegel - Senior Program and Operations Manager, Coachella Valley:
Michelle Salado - Program Manager, Coachella Valley:
Arlene Bruins​ - Programs & Education Manager, Inland Empire:


Nina Moussavi - Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Region 3:

Danielle Ericka Orleans - Public Policy and Advocacy Manager:

Health Systems

Judith Martinez - Health Systems Director:

Amanda Valenzuela - Senior Community Healthcare Outreach Manager:

Donor Services 

Elicia Lopez - Senior Donor Advisor, Major and Planned Gifts:

Concern and Awareness