Ryan Triplette has been involved in the Alzheimer's movement since 2005, when she became involved with the development of Blondes vs. Brunettes. Since then, she has devoted her energies to helping grow the event in Washington, DC and throughout the country as well as sitting on the National Capital Area Alzheimer's Association Board for five years. She is a passionate believer that a cure is attainable within this generation and that no one will have to face the same pain endured by her grandfather and great aunt.
Shawn Taylor is a member of the USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network Board and a leader in the Washington DC philanthropic community. Her personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease, both in her family and her husband’s, has led to a meaningful relationship with the Alzheimer’s Association. Shawn served as co-chair of the 2007 Washington Monuments Luncheon.
Mary Taylor is a non-profit and civic leader and a strategic advisor to the Emory University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. A founding member of the Atlanta Auxiliary of the Alzheimer’s Association, she is dedicated to advancing Emory University’s research and clinical work in neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s.
Betty Ann Tanner is an interior decorator and owner of Betty Ann Tanner Accessories. She is a trustee with the University of Tennessee System which includes the UT Health Science Center in Memphis. Her Washington, DC non-profit boards include Ford's Theatre Society, The Congressional Club and International Student House. She previously chaired the March of Dimes Gala, Prevent Cancer Foundation Gala, Meridian Ball and First Lady's Luncheon.
Lesley Solomon is Director of Strategy and Innovation at the Biomedical Research Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. In this role Lesley is leading the hospital’s effort to deepen its relationship with industry while at the same time increasing awareness of the depth and breadth of the academic medical center’s research. She is also co-leading a strategic effort at the hospital around Innovation.
Carol Paris Seay is a community leader and volunteer. She serves on the Board of the Betty Ford Center Foundation and the Executive Board and Steering Committee of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University. She is recognized as a fundraiser having founded and chaired many events and as a committed board member having served and currently serving on numerous community and civic boards.
Edith Royal established the Darrell K. Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s with her husband after he was diagnosed with the disease. The fund will support collaborative research in Texas and promote the sharing of discoveries and treatment strategies nationwide.
Sally Rosenfield is Senior Vice President at Cure Alzheimer's Fund. For the past decade, Sally has held senior and managing director positions in the nonprofit sector - most recently with Hadassah, the largest women's volunteer organization in America, and prior to that with Camp Ramah, the informal education arm of the Conservative Movement of Judaism. At both organizations, Sally successfully managed the enterprise and built membership, participation and fundraising.
Gail Linskey Rosseau is director of skull base surgery of NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is board-certified and has been an examiner for the American Board of Neurological Surgery. She has been elected to the leadership of the American Association of Neirological Surgeons, World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, and the Société fe Neurochirurgie de Langue Française. Gail devotes considerable energy to philanthropic endeavors.
Ellen Rose is Director of Communications for Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy (Jansen AI), a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, and a partner with Pfizer in the Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Program (AIP).