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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Names New Communications Director

NEW YORK, Aug. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national non-profit organization which provides care and support services to people living with Alzheimer’s disease throughout the country, announced the appointment of Chris Schneider as its new Director of Communications.

“We are very excited to have Chris Schneider as part of the AFA team,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO. “AFA is extremely passionate about helping people and providing services to those in need. Chris shares that same passion and has spent his entire professional life serving others. He will be a valuable addition to our staff and help us continue to grow and assist even more families who are fighting this terrible disease.”

Chris Schneider brings over 14 years of public service experience to his new position. Before joining AFA, he served as a Director of Communications in the New York State Senate, where he worked to help connect people with services, organized and implemented community programs and kept the public and media informed about a wide variety of public policy and legislative issues. Chris is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he earned two bachelor’s degrees.

About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a national, toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, educational conferences and materials, a free quarterly magazine for caregivers, the National Memory Screening Program, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

CONTACT: Sandy Silverstein 866-232-8484, ext. 104 ssilverstein@alzfdn.org

Source: Alzheimer'sFoundation of America