Berna Huebner is the founder of the Hilgos Foundation, which supports and encourages the ongoing process of artistic creation in people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s. She co-directed the film and edited the book I Remember Better When I Paint, which examines the positive impact of art on people with Alzheimer’s and shows how the creative arts can help Alzheimer’s patients re-engage in life. Berna is director of the Center for the Study of International Communications in Paris, France.
Olivia Mastry is currently serving as Executive Lead for ACT on Alzheimer’s, a Minnesota statewide collaboration involving more than 60 organizations and 500 individuals seeking to transform Minnesota’s medical and long-term care systems and communities to support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. Olivia combines her training and experience in law, health administration, public health and conflict resolution to facilitate multi-stakeholder collaborations and focuses her work on achieving large-scale systems change through a unique collaborative
Abigail Cox is director of the Georgia Gerontology Society (GGS), the largest state organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging. At GGS, she has prioritized advocacy and education about mental health, aging and Alzheimer’s/dementia. Her career includes roles at the Georgia Division of Aging Services, Care Improvement Plus, and the Georgia Council on Aging.
Maike Stenull is the Senior Director, Strategic Projects and Transformational Leadership at the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at Johnson & Johnson. She leads and manages cross-sector, cross-functional initiatives and drives process, content and business impact for large, transformational projects. She is the Decision Support Lead for J&J’s R&D Management Committee and the co-lead on the Global Alzheimer’s Platform work stream focused on alternative finance options. Previously, she was Finance Controller for Neuroscience Therapeutics for Janssen R&D.
Dr. Shineman is director for scientific affairs at the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, where she develops and manages the Foundation’s drug discovery and development grant programs and strategic initiatives. The ADDF works strategically with foundations, government and industry partners to tackle unmet needs. Projects funded by the ADDF have garnered nearly $2 billion in follow-on funding. Diana joined the ADDF in 2008. She has authored numerous articles and peer-reviewed publications and maintains various professional memberships. She earned a Ph.D.
Anna Shadman is the compound development team leader for Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy R&D LLC (Janssen AI), leading the development strategy and execution of the Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Program portfolio of compounds within an alliance. She is also the site head for San Francisco and a member of the Janssen AI board of directors. She joined Johnson & Johnson in 2005, holding leadership positions in Janssen Global Clinical Operations and Janssen AI, overseeing operational activities for complex Alzheimer’s clinical trials.
Monica Parker is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Emory University. She is also an Education Core Member of Emory’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She recently received a NIH minority supplement award to study dementia in ethnic persons. She is a co-principal investigator on a $3.5 million NIH grant to the Emory School of Nursing on a study of promoting health and well-being in African American dementia caregivers. A board-certified physician, Dr.
Glenda MacMullin is chief operating officer/chief financial officer for the Consumer Electronics Association, a U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 companies and that owns and produces the world’s most important technology event, the International Consumer Electronics Show. She joined CEA in 2004 as chief financial officer and since then has added IT management, building operations, HR, legal, membership and the CEA Foundation to her responsibilities. Previously she was director of financial operations for the American Bar Association’s Washington, DC office.
At USC’s School of Pharmacy, Dr. Brinton leads the Brinton Neuroscience Research Laboratory, which pursues basic science and preclinical translational research. She is the R. Pete Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development and a Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Neurology. She is also director of the Norris Foundation Laboratory for Neuroscience Research. Dr.
Maribeth Bersani has worked in the field of aging for 30 years. Currently she is Interim CEO and Senior Vice President of Public Policy for the Assisted Living Federation of America. ALFA is the largest trade association representing assisted living providers. Prior to joining ALFA, Ms. Bersani worked for Sunrise Senior Living for ten years. During her tenure at Sunrise, she worked in Sunrise development, operations, and regulatory affairs. After opening and managing a new Sunrise Community in Alexandria Virginia, Ms.