Meryl Comer

Meryl Comer

March 7, 2014 -- usalzheimeradmin
President
Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative
Kensington, MD

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. She has provided testimony before Congress, serves on the national board of the Alzheimer’s Association and served on the 2008 Alzheimer’s Study Group, charged with presenting a National Strategic Plan to Congress in March 2009. Meryl is also an Emmy-award winning reporter, producer, and business talk show host with over 30 years of experience in broadcast journalism.