African Americans

David Satcher, MD, PhD

September 13, 2013 -- usalzheimeradmin

David Satcher, MD, PhD, is Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, established in 2006, and Professor of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the Morehouse School of Medicine. He has also served as founding Director of the National Center for Primary Care and as Interim President of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Prior to 2002, Dr.

Reverend Al Sharpton

August 29, 2013 -- usalzheimeradmin

Reverend Al Sharpton is the Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), a not-for-profit civil rights organization headquartered in Harlem, New York, with over 50 Chapters nationwide. As one of the nation's most-renowned civil rights leaders, Rev. Sharpton has been praised by President Barack Obama as "the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden" and by former President George W. Bush, who said, "Al cares just as much as I care about making sure every child learns to read, write, add and subtract." Rev.

Melody Barnes

August 29, 2013 -- usalzheimeradmin

Melody Barnes is CEO of Melody Barnes Solutions LLC, a domestic strategy firm, and Vice Provost for Global Student Leadership Initiatives and Senior Fellow at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Ms. Barnes also serves as a Senior Director at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm; Chair of the Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions; and on the Board of Directors of the Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Kay Coles James

August 29, 2013 -- usalzheimeradmin

Kay Coles James has an extensive background in nearly every sector of America’s economy. She has worked at the local, state and federal levels of government and has served dozens of organizations in the corporate, non-profit and academic arenas. Mrs. James is the Founder and President of the Gloucester Institute, a nonprofit organization which trains and nurtures African American leaders. A graduate of Hampton University, she served as Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management under President George W. Bush. In this role, Mrs.

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February 5, 2014 - Pamela Rivers

When I chose to call myself a “Master Caregiver” on my blog, which is about my confessions related to my journey as a caregiver to my mom who had Alzheimer’s, I was the farthest from being a master of any type of caregiving, no less Alzheimer’s caregiving.

But in choosing to put words into the universe I went with the word “master,” since it is a full-on power title, and also because it’s a play on words inspired by actress Sandra Bullock’s sister Gessine’s blog “Confections of a Master Baker.”

David L. Mount, PsyD, MA

September 13, 2013 -- usalzheimeradmin

David L. Mount, PsyD, MA, is a renowned social justice advocate, lecturer, writer, community organizer, team-builder, professional speaker and clinical psychologist with specialties in primary care psychology, medical neuropsychology and medical rehabilitation psychology. Dr. Mount is well-regarded for his work on integrating mind-body health, framing health disparities as a human rights issue and increasing health professions’ student diversity.

September 12, 2013 - Lora King

My Dad, Wince V. King, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in 2004 when he was 84 years old. This was four years after the death of his wife and my mother. They had been happily married for 58 years. Dad had been an athlete in high school and college; served in the army; a career fireman and Skycap with American Airlines; loved to exercise and attend church. He was a picture of a health.

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