Date: May 23, 2016
Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter
1650 NW Naito Pkwy #190
Portland, OR 97209
Topic: Alzheimer's Disease: Impact & Advancements - Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States & is the only one of the top ten causes of death that cannot be cured, prevent, or even slowed down. Currently there are 178,000 Oregonians who are currently caring for over 62,000 family member with Alzheimer’s or another related dementia. The personal and financial impacts are significant for these families & for our state. Learn about the work that is being done to change how Alzheimer's is treated & how people living with dementia are cared for through the work of the Alzheimer's Association.
Sarah Holland, MSW, MPH is the Director of Programs with the Alzheimer’s Association, Oregon Chapter. Sarah joined the Association in 2013 after completing her Master of Social of Work and Public Health. Since that time Sarah has utilized 13 years’ experience implementing community based health inventions to expand the Association’s support service delivery across the state of Oregon. Sarah’s background in mental health, crisis stabilization, and programming informs her work, developing sustainable service models of support for family caregivers. She is an active trainer & has been featured at both state and national conferences.
Sara Kofman, Public Policy Director, comes the Alzheimer’s Association with more than 10 years combined experience in health policy. Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, she was the Advocacy Manager at the National Psoriasis Foundation, where she guided state and federal policy development and managed grassroots advocacy volunteers and activities. Ms. Kofman’s early career was grounded in health care and public policy working as a Legislative Assistant for Senator Ron Wyden.