We know that faith can be foundational in navigating life as a caregiver to someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. That is why the Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association is teaming up with local faith-based partners to host a morning of connection, conversation and learning that is rooted in hope. Join us for this virtual conversation on Tuesday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. central time.
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Dr. Elizabeth Williams, Event Host
Interim Dean, College of Public Service, Tennessee State University
Dr. Cynthia Jackson, Moderator
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, Behavioral Health Program Manager
Rev. Dr. George Brooks Sr., Panelist
Senior Pastor of St. James Missionary Baptist Church
Bishop Jerry Ivery Sr., Panelist
Senior Pastor of World Redeemer’s Outreach COGIC
Engaging Your Church in Serving Those with Dementia and Their Caregivers
Chelsey Ridley, Panelist
Tennessee Department of Health, Dementia Friendly Coordinator
The Effects of COVID-19 on Addiction and Mental Health in the Faith Community
Gwen Hamer, Panelist
Director of the Office of Education and Development and Coordinator of Title VI Compliance for the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
The Effects of COVID-19 on Addiction and Mental Health in the Faith Community
Monty Burks, Panelist

Director of Faith-Based Initiatives for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Building a Stronger Faith-Based Community Through Alzheimer’s Education
Dr. Cynthia Collins, Panelist
Medical Director, MDLIVE Telehealth