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Conference Speaker

Debra Cherry

Dr. Debra Cherry is a clinical psychologist and the Executive Vice President of Alzheimer's Los Angeles, a community-based non-profit dedicated to supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers.  She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brooklyn College and then completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southern California.  She went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Geriatric Psychology at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, where she serves on faculty.  Throughout her career, Dr. Cherry’s work has focused on improving access to dementia care for under-served ethnic communities and on improving dementia health care.  She has published numerous articles on this work and is a contributing author of California’s evidence-based Guideline for Alzheimer’s Disease Management, a practice guideline for primary care providers. She serves on several advisory bodies including the NAPA Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services and the State of California ADRD Advisory Council. She is a past recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Leadership in Caregiving Award, granted to “recognize an individual for leadership and innovation in caregiving.”