Shining Bright: The Impact of Volunteers in Florida’s Communities

Floria Gulf Coast Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to acknowledge and thank our many dedicated volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Volunteers play a key role in the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Their selfless commitment and unwavering dedication have impacted the lives of millions of families across the country.

Thank you to these volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts. Learn more about volunteering at

Stephanie Malally is a brain health clinical social worker at the Advent Health Memory Disorder Clinic. She works closely with individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and is an unwavering volunteer for the Association’s mission. Stephanie’s contributions as a community educator have been truly valuable. She is always more than prepared to take on whatever is needed to serve her community. Stephanie consistently makes herself available to present educational programs and share her expertise with those who need help.

Elizabeth Winter is a Walk leadership partner whose contributions have been crucial in collaborating with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Pinellas County co-chairs to ensure the success of the event. Liz’s extensive network in the community has been instrumental in reaching out to previous sponsors, and she is playing the same role again this year. Her dedication and selfless service to the Association is an inspiration.

Denise Glover has been an avid volunteer for Walk to End Alzheimer’s Polk County for four years. Denise is a reliable Polk Edward Jones point of contact, while also serving as the event committee chair and successfully hosting an executive leadership team social, volunteer and team kick-off party and end of the year celebration. Her invaluable assistance with preparation for the Walk and team recruitment has been crucial.

Cassie Conrad is a volunteer who has assisted in numerous advocacy projects for the organization. Despite her home being destroyed by Hurricane Ian in 2022, Cassie remains dedicated to attending both district and neighboring meetings, in person and virtually, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to her community.

CherylAnn Haley is not only a volunteer, but also a caregiver for her mother, Sandy (pictured on the right). CherylAnn has encountered the devastating affects of Alzheimer’s first-hand and has become a passionate advocate for the disease. In February, she attended the Alzheimer’s Association Rally in Tally event and has since become proactive in advocating for bill HB299 that will require the State of Florida to offer education and training to the general public for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.

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