Award-winning journalist and seasoned nonprofit executive Deborah Levy joins the fight to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia as the new executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter. In this capacity, Levy oversees the Association’s free, local support groups, education programs, advocacy and research initiatives in OC.
“It’s inspiring to be part of an Association that supports those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and their loved ones from every angle,” said Levy. “I’m thrilled to be part of the team working toward the prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.”
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s largest voluntary organization for Alzheimer’s support, research and advocacy. The Orange County Chapter hosts over 40 free, local support groups and educational classes per month, and, during the pandemic, was able to increase services to its local community. As the executive director, Levy will be responsible for growing these services even further. The Chapter also offers the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900), staffed by Master’s-level clinicians supporting translations into 200 languages.
“Deborah’s dedication to community and caring, coupled with her ability to maximize fundraising dollars, will take our free services and support to a whole new level in Orange County,” said Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Board Chair Paul Wexler. “Deborah is the perfect fit to lead our Chapter.”
Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association Orange County Chapter, Deborah served in executive positions for some of the most well-respected nonprofits serving the OC- including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California.