Jayne Paragona, of Waltham, has been named Vice President of Development of the Watertown-based Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.
As the new Vice President for Development, Jayne will work closely other members of the executive management team to chart the Chapter’s next phase of growth, seeking to double revenue over the next 5 years, according to the announcement from the Alzheimer’s Association. Jayne brings over 25 years of expertise to the team, most notably, from her time spent at the American Heart Association, Boston Division.
“With over 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and that number expecting to double in the next 20 years, the work of the Alzheimer’s Association is so very important,” said Paragona. “I am thrilled and proud to join the staff and volunteers to help raise awareness and funds to bring an end to this devastating disease.”
Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. They provide services to those affected by Alzheimer’s, advocate for policy change, and advance research toward prevention, treatment and a cure. As a founding chapter, the Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter headquartered in Watertown raises over $10 million annually and is among the largest and most successful chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“As the impact of Alzheimer’s continues to grow, Jayne will be an exceptional leader for our efforts to fund cutting edge research and our programs that support those now living with this challenging disease,” said James Wessler, president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter.
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