Executive Board


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Michael Verde

 Founder and President of Memory Bridge: The Foundation for Alzheimer’s and Cultural Memory.

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Dwaine Augustine

Assistant superintendent of secondary administration at Beaumont Independent School District and developer of Living Leadership, a course that fosters core leadership skills in high school students by placing them in supervised mentoring roles to younger students. Living Leadership now serves as the cornerstone for Youth Leadership Southeast Texas, a youth leadership development program that Dwaine co-chairs that serves high school students nine counties in Texas. 

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Carla Borden

Research Associate at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.  Volunteer with the Smithsonian's Zoo on Wheels program, which visits senior centers to make presentations on animals.  Member of an advisory committee to establish a club for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's in the Maryland suburbs.

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June Kinoshita

Freelance editor, writer, and consultant specializing in brain research.  Executive Editor of the Alzheimer Research Forum, a leading web resource and online community for scientists working on Alzheimer's disease.

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Philip B. Stafford, Ph.D.

Director of the Center on Aging and Community at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana's University Center of Excellence on Disabilities.