Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Governor Beshear Appoints Members to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Council

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 28, 2008  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Steve Beshear has appointed the following members to the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Council:

  • Diane Spencer, of Lexington, is a recruiter coordinator and research assistant at Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. She represents UK Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. Spencer shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2012.
     
  • Phyllis W. Sosa, of Frankfort, is a branch manger for Kentucky’s Department for Aging and Independent Living. She represents the Office of Aging Services. Sosa shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2012.
     
  • Barbara Jean McIntee, of Hickman, is a retired employee of the Fulton County Board of Education. She represents local health departments. McIntee shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2012.
     
  • Diana “Cecy” Grisham, of Louisville, is the associate administrator of the Episcopal Church Home. She represents health care providers. Grisham shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2012.
     
  • Jane M. Thibault, of Prospect, is a clinical gerontologist and also an associate clinical professor at the University of Louisville. She represents the medical research community. Thibault shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2012.
     
  • Tonya M. Cox, of Nicholasville, is the vice president of Education & Programs for the Alzheimer’s Association. She represents the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Alzheimer’s Association. Cox shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2011.
     
  • Betty Higgins, of Lexington, has served on the Lexington area public policy committee of the Greater Kentucky-Southern Indiana chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Higgins represents consumers. She shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2011.
     
  • Stephen J. Olding, of Independence, is the communications director for the Alzheimer’s Association. He represents the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. Olding shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2011.
     
  • Nancy J. Addington, of Elizabethtown, is the aging director of Area Agency on Aging for the Lincoln Trail Area Development District. She represents local health departments. Addington shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2011.
     
  • Sarah J. Wilding, of Frankfort, is the senior advisor for Kentucky’s Department for Public Health. She represents state government agencies dealing with dementia. Wilding shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2011.
     
  • Keith R. Knapp, of LaGrange, is the chief operating officer for the Christian Care Communities in Louisville. He represents health care providers. Knapp shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2011.
     
  • Karen E. Kryscio, of Lexington, is a nurse at the Lexington - Fayette Health Department. She represents local health departments. Kryscio shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2010.
     
  • Pamela Klope, of Paducah, is a home health supervisor for the Purchase District Home Health Agency. She represents health care providers. Klope shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2010.
     
  • Phyllis A. Parker, of Louisville, is the branch manager for Kentucky’s Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation. She represents state government agencies dealing with dementia. Parker shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2010.
     
  • Deborah D. Danner, of Lexington, is a professor at the University of Kentucky. She represents the medical research community. Danner shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2010.
     
  • Jan M. Scherrer, of Versailles, is a speech pathologist in private practice. She represents consumers. Scherrer shall serve for a term expiring May 9, 2010.

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Advisory Council was created by the General Assembly 1996. The council has a minimum of 15 members appointed by the governor representing agencies of state government that deal with dementia, local health departments, regional Alzheimer’s Associations, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, consumers, health care providers and the medical research community.

The duties of the council include establishing and evaluating goals and outcomes for the Office on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and providing information and education to help Kentuckians locate programs and information.

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