West Palm Beach, FL, March 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Board of Directors of Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida has selected Ann May as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter.
“We are thrilled to have Ann join the team as we reach a critical time in the battle against Alzheimer’s,” said Enrique Piñeiro, Board Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter. “Ann brings a wealth of experience in the non-profit and volunteer development sectors and equally important, she shares a passion for our mission and is the right leader to help raise concern and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease in our community.”
May joins the Alzheimer’s Association with 30 years of leadership experience in a variety of roles at several leading non-profit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the YMCA and most recently, Best Buddies International.
As the Senior Director of State Development for Best Buddies International, May created the first standardized national walk model for the organization which raised more than $3 million dollars and boasted 24,000 participants in the walks. May also designed new special event and foundation grant initiatives leading to an increase in giving for special events, individual, corporate and foundation grants.
Prior to that, May was the Southeast Region Field Vice President for the American Cancer Society, and helped the organization raise $60 million in revenue to support research and programs during her seven years there. May also worked for the YMCA for almost twenty years, most recently, as the CEO of the YMCA in Broward County, overseeing a $5.5 million budget that served 7,000 program members throughout Broward County.
“I am thrilled to join such a dedicated and determined group of individuals who share the same vision of a world without Alzheimer’s,” said Ann May, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter. “The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida will continue to bring loving support, care and hope to the individuals, families and communities we serve.”
For more information on the organization or to make a donation, please call the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter at (800) 272- 3900 or visit www.alz.org/seflorida.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit alz.org.
About the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association, Southeast Florida Chapter is a local 501 (c) 3 organization committed to helping the families of Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Chapter advances efforts for researching a cure through fundraising and its signature event Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, and provides support and educational services to more than 200,000 persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families and caregivers in its service area. It offers a 24-hour HELPLINE (800) 272-3900, support groups, Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch™, the Medic Alert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® identification bracelet program, Comfort Zone®, community education, and an advocacy program to educate Congress on critical Alzheimer’s policy issues and work to increase federal funding for research and care programs. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. As a national organization, Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer’s research in the world. For more information or to make a donation, please call the Southeast Florida Chapter at (800) 272- 3900 or visit www.alz.org/seflorida.