ADI Staff

Chief Executive Officer – Paola Barbarino

Paola leads on all aspects of ADI’s strategy. Together with the Board, Paola ensures our strategy is implemented and resourced in all aspects. Paola is ADI's main spokesperson and represents the organisation internationally and on the NCD Alliance board.

Policy, Communications and Publications Director and Deputy CEO – Chris Lynch

Chris is responsible for ADI's policy, communications and publications strategies alongside his position as Deputy CEO. Chris represents ADI at meetings and conferences, including at the WHO and UN.

General Manager – Michael Lefevre

Michael is in charge of all aspects of ADI's Finance and IT systems, projects, personnel and governance including financial reporting, accounts and planning.

Head of Events – Jane Cziborra

Jane is responsible for the organisation of all conferences and events throughout the year, including the ADI International Conference, regional conferences and the Alzheimer University programmes around the world.

Research and Policy Project Lead – Wendy Weidner

Wendy is responsible for ADI’s participation in the STRiDE (Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries) project and other research that ADI is involved in, including liaising with ADI’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel.

Head of Development – Nikki Bayliss

Nikki is responsible for leading ADI's fundraising, including managing relationships with key donors and partners. Nikki works closely with the rest of the team to support organisational development and achieve the objectives of ADI.

Events and Administration Coordinator – Katie Bingham

Katie works on events including the ADI conference, regional conferences and other meetings. Katie is also responsible for the day-to-day administration of the ADI office.

Membership Manager and Membership Development Programme Lead – Laura Dabas

Laura is responsible for the support and development of ADI's existing and new members, including leading ADI's Alzheimer University programme and encouraging the development of new national Alzheimer's and dementia organisations.

Communications and Policy Officer – Annie Bliss

Annie manages ADI's communications portfolio, as well as ADI's policy engagement, including with the World Health Organisation.

Communications and Administration Assistant – Taylor Paatalo

Taylor assists, part time, with ADI's communications, social media and newsletter.

Finance Assistant – Katarzyna Pogorzelska

Kat works part time on finance and fundraising administration.

Regional Director, Americas Regional Office – Joost Martens

Joost works from El Salvador, as the Regional Director of the Americas including Caribbean, North, Central and South American countries. He is in charge of fostering collaboration among associations, strengthening their capabilities and developing new members in the region.

Regional Director, Asia Pacific Regional Office DY Suharya

DY works from Indonesia, as the Regional Director of the Asia Pacific regional office, to foster collaboration among members, strengthening their capabilities and reaching out to non-member countries.

Finance Officer, Asia Pacific Regional Office – Irma Rachmatiah

Irma works part time from Indonesia, assisting with the financial administration of the Asia Pacific regional office.


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