ADI Staff

Chief Executive Officer – Paola Barbarino

Paola is in charge of all aspects of ADI’s work. Collaborating with the Board, Paola implements finance and campaign strategies. Paola represents ADI at international conferences and in the NCD Alliance and takes part in WHO and UN meetings.

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, HR 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.

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.

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.

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 – Jenni McGowan

Jenni assists with ADI's communications, social media and newsletter.

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