Feb 7, 2013

Alzheimer's Foundation of America CEO Abruptly Leaves

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Eric J. Hall announced that he has stepped down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City.

The news is somewhat abrupt and somewhat sketchy at the moment.

For the time being Executive VP Carol Steinberg has been named acting CEO of the AFA.

We will continue to follow this story and let you know more as information becomes available.

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The following is the press release issued by the AFA

Alzheimer's Foundation of America CEO Eric Hall Resigns
Executive VP Carol Steinberg Named Acting CEO

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America ( AFA) Board Chairman Bert E. Brodsky announced today that Eric J. Hall, AFA’s founding CEO and president, resigned effective February 1.

Eric Hall
AFA Executive Vice President Carol Steinberg has been named Acting CEO, while the AFA board of trustees conducts a national search for the organization’s next CEO. Steinberg has served as AFA’s executive vice president since the organization’s founding.

“We wish Eric well as he pursues other interests, and thank him for his more than a decade of service to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America,” said Brodsky. “During his tenure, AFA has grown into a leading national nonprofit organization, educating the public and professionals, and initiating a wide range of innovative programs and services that have positively impacted countless families across the country.”

“Over the past 11 years, AFA has united the efforts and voices of local organizations nationwide, with more than 1,600 member organizations currently sharing the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals with dementia and their families,” Brodsky continued. “Today, AFA is poised to become an ever more significant national resource as it cares for the increasing number of people facing this devastating disease. They can take comfort in knowing AFA is a place to turn to.”

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a 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 866-232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.


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