Teresa Galbier, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association local chapter, was appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state council to facilitate interagency planning and policy-making related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, officials announced Monday.
Galbier was elected to the State Coordinating Council for Services Related to Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias by state Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua.
The council also will focus on specific agency initiatives for their impact on services related to the care of persons with dementia and their families, and provide a continuing forum for concerns and discussions related to the formulation of a comprehensive state policy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The council is to report every two years to Cuomo and the state Legislature.
“Teresa Galbier brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Governor’s Council, and will be a welcome addition to this important panel,” Kolb said. “For more than three decades, she has been a fierce advocate for patients and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease in our local communities.”
Galbier, of Victor, Ontario County, brings more than 30 years of experience in human services, with nearly 13 years in her current role at Alzheimer’s Association Rochester & Finger Lakes Region. She is also the treasurer of the coalition of New York State Alzheimer’s Association Chapters.
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