“My mother was a lioness of a women and now she has Alzheimer’s roaring inside her like a trapped lion. I have been her caregiver for eight years.  It is both a heartbreaking experience and an honor to be able to care for her. Motivated by my personal experience, I joined the Board of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, a nonprofit organization dedicated to stopping this disease. I’ve grown inpatient with the current level of research funding for Alzheimer’s and the lack of priority that it takes on the national stage. Today, I am proud to serve as the President of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, a member of USA2 to amplify the powerful voice of women – a group that is largely affected as both the patient and caregiver. We know women can change the world so we provide them a platform to speak up, advocate for research funding and promote research challenges to find a cure.”