FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 5, 2012
Alzheimer's Foundation of America Elects New Chairman
NEW YORK, NY –The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s board of trustees recently elected Jeffrey Greener, Esq., of Great Neck, NY as the new chairman of this leading national organization.
The appointment comes at a time when the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is growing rapidly to meet the care-related needs of an increasing number of families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and when the nation is focusing unprecedented attention on the brain disorder.
Greener, who is a partner at Rivkin Radler LLP., Uniondale, NY, has served as a member of AFA’s board since the organization was founded. AFA, based in New York, celebrated its 10 th anniversary last month.
“It has been gratifying to be a part of this outstanding organization and to have watched the Alzheimer’s Foundation achieve so many successes over the years,” Greener said. “There are tremendous opportunities ahead of us. I look forward to collaborating with members of the board and the AFA team to further impact people’s lives.”
In announcing Greener’s appointment, Eric J. Hall, AFA’s founding president and chief executive officer, said, “We are honored that Jeffrey Greener will be leading our organization at a critical juncture when more families than ever are relying on us to meet their needs. He shares the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s philosophy to ‘go above and beyond,’ and with his expertise and commitment, our momentum will continue to build.”
Greener succeeds Bert Brodsky, who was AFA’s founding chairman and led the board for the past 10 years. Brodsky, chairman and CEO of Sandata, Inc., Port Washington, NY, will continue to serve as a trustee.
“Words can’t express our heartfelt appreciation to Bert Brodsky for his exemplary leadership and significant contributions. There is no doubt that his tremendous passion for the cause and his business acumen have been a powerful force in helping the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America become what it is today,” Hall said.
AFA’s board provides input, support and resources to carry out the organization’s mission, and fiscal and operational responsibilities.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a leading national nonprofit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include counseling and referrals by licensed social workers via a toll-free hot line, e-mail, Skype, and live chat; educational materials; a free quarterly magazine for caregivers; and professional training. For more information about AFA, call toll-free 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.
Contact: Carol Steinberg