CONTACT: Kristen Cusato, Communications Dir., Connecticut Chapter (760) 420-7063 email@example.com Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter names new Executive Director Southington, Connecticut, December 1, 2020 – The Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce that Ginny Hanbridge is their new Executive Director. Hanbridge served as the chapter’s Director of Development for the last year and a half. “Ginny’s experience with the Connecticut Chapter will ensure a smooth transition and continued focus on development. Working for non-profits takes passion, compassion and continued enthusiasm, especially during these challenging times,” says Lisa Fekete, Board Chair of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “I’m confident Ginny will take this organization to new heights along with the village of Senior Managers surrounding her.” Hanbridge has a wealth of knowledge and experience working on behalf of national voluntary health organizations and humane societies. Her 20 plus years of non-profit experience includes leadership roles at the American Heart Association, National Brain Tumor Society and the American Cancer Society. She has lived in New England her entire life and has been a Connecticut resident for more than five years. “I am honored to expand my role at the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and partner with the amazing staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to provide support and resources to caregivers who have family members and friends living with dementia,” Hanbridge says. “Our organization is committed to expanding our network of community and corporate partners to ensure that we reach every person in Connecticut who needs our help.” The Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves the 80 thousand people living in our state with Alzheimer’s, their 178 thousand caregivers and those concerned about the disease, with classes, support groups, advocacy and research. Their signature event - the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® - was held in cities and towns all over Connecticut this year. About the Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.