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).
Miller Piggott is a founding member of Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) and has served as the Executive Director since 1997. ACA is a local organization helping local families, with a mission to provide services, education, research and advocacy. In addition to her position with ACA, Miller spent over twenty years working for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Aging and for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). Miller served as the Education Director for the ADRC and was responsible for outreach, education and recruitment for the C
Bonnie Osher is a producer of Broadway and national road show productions of The Jersey Boys, The Wedding Singer, Hairspray, The Producers, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and has won Tony and Grammy awards. She was Vice President of Marketing for Cap Toys. Early Onset Alzheimer’s runs in her son-in-law’s family.
Mary O’Connor has held numerous leadership positions in the public domain. Most recently, Mary was the Director of Outreach at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, DC. Her previous positions included serving as President of ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation, a national organization of over 1600 women who fund U.S.
Helen Matheny is Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Outreach Program at Blanchett Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute. The aim of the program is to provide physicians with training and tools to improve screening, diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Sylvia Mackey successfully advocated for the creation of the “88 Plan” to provide financial support to the families of former NFL players to pay for care expenses related to dementia. She is on the Board of Directors, Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and the widow of Baltimore Colt’s star John Mackey.
Freda Lewis-Hall is the chief medical officer of Pfizer Inc. Trained as a psychiatrist, she has held leadership roles in academia, medical research, front-line patient care, and at global biopharmaceutical companies including Vertex, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Eli Lilly. Prior to her work in industry, she led research projects for the National Institutes of Health and was vice chairperson of the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University College of Medicine.