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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


Meg Barron - Regional Leader and Executive Director, Region 3 - California Southland Chapter:​
Denise Melendrez - Executive Assistant:


Greg Forni - Vice President of Development:
Rachel Schall - The Longest Day/Events Manager:
Lori Blumenthal - Senior Walk Manager, Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley and Ridgecrest
Donna Cohen - Walk Manager, Santa Monica and Beach Cities:
Ashley Maldonado - Walk Manager, Los Angeles:
Nanor Shirikjian - Associate Gala Director & Walk Manager, Long Beach:
Heather McCarthy - Walk Manager, Bakersfield and Tulare and Kings Counties:
Tasha Bailey - Walk Manager, I.E. & Temecula:

Programs & Education 

Susan Howland, MSG - Program Director:
Tia Delaney - Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Linda Loera - Program & Education Manager:
Yael Wyte, MSW - Program & Education Manager:
Elizabeth Martinez - 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:
Janie Bark - Development Manager, Coachella Valley:
Michelle Salado - Program Manager, Coachella Valley:
Judith Martinez, MPH, CHA - Senior Programs & Education Manager, Inland Empire:


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

Danielle Ericka Orleans -Public Policy and Advocacy Manager:

Healthcare Outreach

Amanda Valenzuela - Senior Community Healthcare Outreach Manager:

Dallian Carter - Community Healthcare Outreach Manager:

Donor Services 

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

Concern and Awareness

Allyson Laughlin - Vice President of Communications:
Asia A. Black - Communications Specialist: