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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | December 6, 2007

Alzheimer's Foundation Names New Director of Public Policy

NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) has appointed Susan Peschin of Rockville, MD as director of public policy, with the primary responsibility of spearheading the national organization's advocacy and legislative efforts.

In this role, she will develop public policy initiatives, provide strategic guidance on regulatory and legislative issues at the federal and state levels, and serve as AFA's liaison to public officials.

Peschin joins AFA after extensive experience in government relations, including operating her own consulting company and holding positions at The Sheridan Group, the Consumer Federation of America, Hadassah, and the Violence Policy Center.

Peschin has a Master of Health Science in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York and made up of about 800 member organizations that provide hands-on programs to meet the educational, emotional, practical and social needs of families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. AFA's services include a toll-free hot line, counseling, educational materials, a free caregiver magazine, and professional training. For information, call (toll-free) 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org .

Contact: Carol Steinberg
Phone: 866-AFA-8484