Founders

Founders

The Founders of the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s are leaders from across the United States who share our commitment and passion to seek an end to Alzheimer’s Disease by 2020. They represent a wide diversity of interests and expertise and are led by four distinguished Honorary Co-Chairs who include the Reverend Al Sharpton, Director of the National Action Network; Dr. David Satcher, Former Surgeon General of the United State; The Honorable Kay Coles James, Former Director of the Office of Personnel Management; and Ms. Melody Barnes, Former head of President Obama’s Domestic Policy Council.

Our Founders include individuals who are recognized as civic, social, business, and professional leaders. Many have experienced the ravages of this disease first hand. All are passionate that the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s- which affects African Americans at twice the rate that it does non-Hispanic White Americans, must be addressed.

Meet Our Founders:

Mr. Joe Madison, Prominent radio personality

Mr. Rushern Baker, III, County Executive, Prince Georges County Maryland

Mr. Thomas Moorehead, President of the National Black Automobile Owner’s Association

Dr. Mamie Parker, PhD, President, M.A. Parker & Associates

Mrs. Stephanie Robinson, President and CEO, The Jamestown Project and weekly commentator for the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Mr. Curley Dossman, Chairman of the Board, 100 Black Men of America

Mr. Michell Clark, Retired Lt. Col. Army, Former Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs

Dr. Jennifer Manly, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuropsychology, Columbia University

Dr. Kevin Johnson, MD, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Special Advisor, Mr. Richard Dean "Dick" Parsons, Former Chairman of Citigroup and Former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner