Alzheimer's Disease Advisory Committee
The Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee is a 10-member panel that advises the Department of Elder Affairs regarding legislative, programmatic and administrative matters that are related to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caretakers. Committee members must be Florida residents and reflect the following representation:
Members are appointed to four-year staggered terms. The committee elects one of its members to serve as chair for a one-year term. Committee meetings are held quarterly or as frequently as needed.
New and Reappointed Members (2016):
Dr. Harvey Schwartz, 69, of Fort Lauderdale, is a neurologist and a medical director for Sunrise Medical Group. He is also the principal investigator for Infinity Clinical Research. He succeeds Martha Purdy and is appointed for a term beginning April 15, 2016, and ending February 13, 2018.
Thomas Buckley, 58, of Fort Lauderdale, is the executive director for Lucanus Center Dementia Center. He succeeds Dr. Frank Webbe and is appointed for a term beginning April 15, 2016, and ending February 13, 2019.
Jamie Glavich, 54, of Jacksonville, is the owner of Almost Home Senior Services. She is reappointed for a term beginning April 15, 2016, and ending February 13, 2019.
Peggy Connelly, 62, of Vero Beach, is the national director of memory care for Harbor Retirement Associates. She is reappointed for a term beginning April 15, 2016, and ending February 13, 2019.
In accordance with Section 430.501(2), Florida Statutes, there is created an Alzheimerâ€™s Disease Advisory Committee, composed of 10 members to be selected by the Governor, which shall advise the Department of Elderly Affairs in the performance of its duties under this act. All members must be residents of the state. The committee shall advise the Department regarding legislative, programmatic, and administrative matters that relate to individuals with Alzheimerâ€™s disease and their caregivers.
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