Phyllis Ferrell is currently the Global Brand Development and Product Team Leader for Alzheimer’s Disease in Lilly BioMedicines. Phyllis and her team are responsible for the late-stage development and global registration of Solanezumab and subsequent launch and commercialization. The team is also responsible for several other earlier stage assets targeted at treating patients and their caregivers that are battling Alzheimer’s.
Lynda Everman has spent most of her adult life as a caregiver, first for her dad who, in 1994, showed symptoms of vascular dementia, and then for her husband who was diagnosed w MCI in 1997 and passed away in 2012. In 2010 she stepped out from the shadows and silence of caregiving to join fellow advocate Kathy Siggins in a national campaign for a semi postal stamp to raise funds for Alzheimer's research.
Maddy Dychtwald is an author, speaker and Age Wave co-founder, and a leading expert on the changing demographic trends—both generation- and gender-related—shaping the marketplace, the workplace and our lives. Maddy has spent more than 25 years investigating and forecasting lifestyle and market trends of older adults and the 79 million baby boomers. Building on this knowledge, she has recently emerged as a renowned authority on the rising economic influence of women and their impact on industries from financial services and healthcare to consumer marketing.
Deborah Dingell is the President of D2 Strategies, and is Chair of the Manufacturing Initiative of the American Automotive Policy Council. She is an active civic and community leader in both Michigan and Washington, D.C. and is a recognized national advocate for women and children.
Meryl Comer was named President of the Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative in November 2007. Winner of the 2005 Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award and the 2007 Proxmire Award, Meryl has been the at-home caregiver for the past 16 years for her husband with early onset Alzheimer’s and more recently, for her mother with late stage dementia.
Dr. Coleman is an attending physician at Maine Medical Center’s Geriatric Assessment Clinic and Central Maine Medical Center’s Palliative Care Team. Dr. Coleman was a non-federal appointee to the National Alzheimer’s Project Act Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services. She is actively involved in the Alzheimer’s Association, both as a past president of the Maine Chapter and as a former member of the national Board of Directors. Currently, she is a Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM).
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, is committed to maximizing human cognitive potential across the entire human lifespan. Spearheaded by Dr.
Cecilia Arradaza is FasterCures' communications and policy director. She manages communications programs, stakeholder outreach strategies and policy priorities. Cecilia has more than 15 years of experience in strategic communications on key issues that impact medical research and the life sciences industry. She joined FasterCures from Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA), a health communications firm, where she managed public affairs for clients including Johnson & Johnson, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and VHA Inc.
Marietta Anthony has worked on a variety of women's health issues and has served on numerous national committees and advisory boards on women's health. Marietta played a leadership role in women’s health at the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr.
Rebecca Ailes-Fine is one of the founding women of WISP, Women Inspiring Scientific Progress, in Phoenix, AZ, a group supporting, and supported by, Banner Alzheimer's Foundation. She is a community activist and volunteer receiving the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year Award from AFP Greater Arizona Chapter. Rebecca holds seats on non-profit boards in the community and raises awareness and funds for various charities. Her mother is being treated at the Banner Alzheimer's Institute and both her mother and the family have received tremendous support, e