Steering Committee Members
*Indicates Chapter Board or Junior Board Member.

Cathy Edge*

Community Volunteer

Given the frightening statistics of women and Alzheimer's disease, I believe it is imperative we do all we can to educate and build awareness in women of the devastating effects.

Jill Felkins

Shareholder, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

I joined IWUAA to continue the fight against Alzheimer’s on behalf of all my friends and family impacted by the disease.

Dani Jachino*

Community Volunteer

I joined IWUAA because women are affected by Alzheimer's disease and as caregivers more than men. We need to focus on women's needs.

Cheri McEssy

Owner/President, CMAC McVentures LLC

Not only are women the majority of unpaid caregivers in our society, they are also, unfortunately, the majority of the diagnosis’ of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. I want to be part of the education and preparation and navigation of these rough waters for all women, supporting them at every level of interaction with this terrible disease.

Colleen Murphy

Representative, Mutual of Omaha

I joined IWUAA to come together with other women and raise awareness while encouraging more women to join in the fight against Alzheimer's.

Aimee Nolan*

Chair, IWUAA
Associate General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel, W.W. Grainger, Inc.

I joined IWUAA in honor of my mother who passed away from early onset of Alzheimer’s at age 62, because I want to do all I can to help us all one day live in a world without Alzheimer’s.

Sheri Supena*

Event Co-Chair
Volunteer/ Caregiver/ Actor

Having faced Alzheimer's with my mom, I know how rough the journey is and want to do whatever I can to ease the way for others.

Jan Tratnik*

Principal, Jan Tratnik Consulting

Alzheimer's impacts the lives of many women I know and that motivates me to help engage more women in our mission to end this disease.

Mary Wasik*

Partner, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

I joined IWUAA because so many women are living with Alzheimer’s or are caregivers and advocates for those with the disease, and united together we can increase awareness and the support necessary to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease.

Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi

Program Chair
Associate General Counsel, JBT Corporation

I joined IWUAA to help reach a more diverse audience about our message regarding education and empowerment through the Alzheimer’s Association about this disease that impacts almost every family, including mine (now twice).

Nancy Woodworth*

Shareholder, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

I joined IWUAA to get more involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. I am fighting to end Alzheimer’s in honor of my Mom, my Dad and my Grandma. I look forward to working with all of you to help find a cure during our lifetime.

Debra Zabloudil

Event Co-Chair
President and CEO, The Learning Studio, Inc.

One of the reasons joining was so important to me is that I have seen first hand (as many of us have) the catastrophic effects of Alzheimer's on a family. I want to work toward a cure, and also to help provide community and service to those living with the disease, as well as caretakers.