Mary Ann Ragona

Mary Ann Ragona

March 7, 2014 -- usalzheimeradmin
Executive Director / CEO
Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center
Long Island, NY

Mary Ann Malack-Ragona joined what is now known as the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) in February 2003, and in 2004 opened The Neuwirth Family Care Center within the agency’s Ronkonkoma office.  In 2011 Ms. Ragona moved the agency to a 9000 square foot facility, adding The Mickey & Felice Neuwirth Care Center as a critical care component to the new Resource Center.  In 2011 Ms. Ragona also opened a satellite office in Southampton, bringing much needed services to the East End of Long Island.  Ms. Ragona was also successful in obtaining approval, from the Institutional Review Board of North Shore/LIJ, to collaborate with the Litwin-Zucker Center for Memory Disorders & Alzheimer’s Disease, bringing a comprehensive clinical evaluation research program to Long Island families.  In 2006 Ms. Ragona, in conjunction with her colleague Robin Lombardo, successfully launched a college accredited Alzheimer’s Disease training program for professional Caregivers. This curriculum has trained over 600 professional caregivers.