Alice Watkins has been the Executive Director of Alzheimer’s North Carolina for over 20 years. Prior to her work in the Alzheimer’s community, she was Executive Director of the Downtown Business Association of Raleigh (now downtown Raleigh Alliance) where she led successful efforts to revitalize of the city.
Janice Wade-Whitehead has been the Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. since 1991. In 1995, she was awarded the “Public Citizen of the Year Award” by both the Knox Area Chapter and the Tennessee State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Trish Vradenburg is the Co-founder and Vice President of USAgainstAlzheimer’s. Trish is a playwright/author/comedy writer/advocate. She has written for television including “Designing Women,” “Family Ties,” and “Kate and Allie.” She is a successful author as well, chosen as Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selections for her novel, Liberated Lady.
Jeannine Vradenburg is the Director of Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program at Compass Health Center. Jeannine’s husband lost his grandmother to Alzheimer’s.
Alissa Vradenburg practiced entertainment law at Troop, Meisenger in Los Angeles before segueing into talent management. She currently represents actors at the LA-based company Untitled Entertainment. She lost her maternal grandmother to Alzheimer’s.
Jamie Tyrone is an RN, Marketing Executive, and advocate who currently knows that her genotype puts her at a 91% lifetime risk of suffering from AD. She and her family were highlighted in the CNN award winning documentary "Filling the Blank" in which current advances in research were discussed.
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.