Introducing our new Board of Directors

Introducing the incoming DAI Board of Directors, 2021-2022

The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held this week, with a number of board members stepping down, and where four new board members were elected.

We first wish to thank and acknowledge the incredible work of our outgoing board members:

  • John Sandblom, from Iowa, USA
    DAI’s treasurer for many  years, and a co-founding board member
  • Eileen Taylor, from Brisbane Australia
  • Christine Thelker, from British Columbia, Canada
  • Bill Turner, from regional Queensland
Introducing our incoming 2021-21 Board of Directors:
  • Alister Robertson, Chair, New Zealand
  • Bobby Redman, Vice Chair, Australia
  • Diana Blackwelder, Treasurer, USA
  • Kate Swaffer, co-founding board member & CEO, Australia
  • Wally Cox, USA
  • Phyllis Fehr, Canada
  • Emily Tan Tan Ong, Singapore
  • Theresa (Terry) Montgomery, USA
  • Julie Hayden England, UK
We have included their biographis below, so you can also see the incredible expertise they bring to the board. They wil also soon be listed on the ABOUT page of our Website, with photographs to make it easier to recognise the, especially our new board members

Finally, we thank our volunteers, Sarah Yeates, Rebecca Hogan and Peter Watt, as well as Tamara Claunch (who has just stepped down).

Read their biographies on our ABOUT page.

Best wishes,

The Admin Team
Dementia Alliance International (DAI)
On behalf of the DAI Board of Directors
Dementia Alliance International

Note: we sometimes use voice recognition software for correspondence​ and newsletters; ​​hence there may be some grammatical errors or spelling mistakes, for which we thank you for your understanding.