Community Advisory Board

MADRC Community Advisory Board

The purpose of the MADRC Community Advisory Board (MCAB) is to guide and inform the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement (ORE) Core about how to optimize equity in research participation so that everyone is able to experience the benefits of research innovations and receive equitable high-quality care.

Raina Levin
Karin Wannamaker, MSW, LICSW Photo

Samrana Bertrand
Boston University
“I am the Program Manager for the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.”

Jayme Bonds
Winn Residential
“I’m a Senior Community Coordinator, who works with low income housing residents, assisting them with maintaining and sustaining healthy lifestyles while living in their current communities. Providing them with all resources needed to sustain a peaceful and enjoyable life.”

Raina Levin
Karin Wannamaker, MSW, LICSW Photo

Leonor Buitrago
Alzheimer’s Association
“I oversee diversity initiatives for the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter working in collaboration with community and public agencies, research centers and faith communities to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and resources available for individuals and families.”

Art Cantor
A4 Research Study Participant
“I am retired and currently volunteering as a Research Ambassador for the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.”

Raina Levin
Karin Wannamaker, MSW, LICSW Photo

Ellen DiPaola
Honoring Choices Massachusetts
Since 2013, as President and CEO I work to improve access to information and care planning tools so all adults can make a personal health care plan to get the best possible care today and over their lifetime. We support hundreds of Honoring Choices Community Partners who use our programs and tools to help adults make a plan and connect them to care in their community.

Alex Garcia
Nuevo Dia ADHC
I am the Marketing Director and liaison with the Hispanic aging community.

Raina Levin
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