Middle Atlantic Region

Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia

AFTD Regional Coordinator Volunteer

AFTD’s regional coordinator volunteers are the “local” ambassadors for AFTD and the principal coordinator of volunteer activities focusing on awareness, fundraising and all other aspects of the mission in his/her region. They represent AFTD throughout their region and support the volunteers. Questions not related to volunteering should be directed to AFTD’s HelpLine at 866-507-7222 or [email protected] and an AFTD staff member will be happy to assist you.

Middle Atlantic Regional Coordinator Volunteer

Corey Esannason

[email protected]


Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus

Support Groups in this Region

Denotes group is led by an AFTD affiliated leader who has participated in additional FTD training.
Note: Before attending your first group, please contact your facilitator to affirm the date and time, as both are subject to change.
Not seeing an FTD support group near you? Contact the AFTD HelpLine ([email protected], 866-507-7222) to learn how to start one.

DE – Rehoboth Every other Tuesday, 4 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Dr. Judith E. Pierson
(302) 519-9771
[email protected]
57 Tiffany Drive
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
DE – Wilmington
Last Friday of the month, 12 p.m. Carol Lovett
Christ United Methodist Church
6 N. Clifton Street
Wilmington, DE
MD – Baltimore area 2nd Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Johns Hopkins FTD Clinic
George Amoss
[email protected]
Alzheimer’s Association
1850 York Road, Suite D
Timonium, MD 21093-5143
MD – Columbia

(PPA Group)

4th Wednesday of the month, at 1:00 p.m. Cindy Nichols, SLP
(410) 617-7717
[email protected]
Loyola Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Rm. 210/230
MD – Frederick
2nd Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. Susan Elder Murphy
(301) 593-5285
[email protected]
Jane Barnes
[email protected]
Somerford Assisted Living
2100 Whittier Dr.
Frederick, MD 21702
MD – Metro DC area
4th Monday of the month from 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Elaine Rose
[email protected]
Arden Courts Kensington
4301 Knowles Court
Kensington, MD 20895
NJ – Scotch Plains

3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:00-7:45 p.m. Barbara Todd: 732 208-1340
[email protected]
Joe Pang: 908-705-5319
The Center for Hope,
1900 Raritan Rd
Scotch Plains, NJ
NJ – Southern Delaware Valley

Alzheimer's Association Logo
4th Thursday of the month, 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m Sidney Williams
[email protected]
3 Eves Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
NY – Albany area

3rd Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Nancy A. Cummings
[email protected]
Eddy’s Alzheimer’s Services
Bldg. 300 (Below House 24)
421 W. Columbia Street
Cohoes, NY
NY – Amherst 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Shelby Edgerly
[email protected]
6215 Sheridan Dr., Ste. 100
Amherst, NY 14221
NY – Hudson Valley
2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Gail Goodman
[email protected]
Poughkeepsie Adriance Memorial Library
93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Teen Study Room, 2nd floor
NY – Long Island
4th Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Barbara Hala
[email protected]
The Zion Episcopal Church of Douglaston
24301 Northern Blvd.
Little Neck, NY 11362
In the Guild Room
(Park in lot on Orient Ave & Church St.)
NY – Manhattan
* Adult Children Caregivers (18+)
2nd Wednesday of the month RSVP Required:
Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil CGC
[email protected]
Midtown Manhattan
NY – New York City area 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil CGC
[email protected]
Midtown Manhattan
NY – Suffolk Co. 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Richard Collins
[email protected]
Focus Rx
2805 Veterans Memorial Highway
Ste. 19
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
NY – Syracuse area Last Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Anne Flaherty
[email protected]
(315) 247-9729
4101 E. Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13214

4th Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Reller Thomas
[email protected]
Arden Courts
5151 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA 18106
PA – Hershey Contact facilitator for details Claire Flaherty Craig, PhD
[email protected]
Hershey Medical Center
30 Hope Drive, Room 1019
Hershey, PA 17033
PA-Lehigh Valley/Upper Bucks Co.

1st Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Susan Miller Abbott
[email protected]
The School House at Richland Friends Meeting House
Mill Road and Main Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
PA – Philadelphia *Adult Children Caregivers (age 18+)

Alzheimer's Association Logo

3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Gary Radin
[email protected]
Ralston Penn Center
Rm 108
3615 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
PA – Philadelphia & Western Suburbs

2nd Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Sandy Karger
[email protected]
Sylvia Gentry
[email protected]
Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
PA – Pittsburgh

3rd Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Doreen Putnam
[email protected]
Christ Church-North Hills
5910 Babcock Blvd.
Library, lower level
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
VA – Fairfax 1st Tuesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. Lindsey Vajpeyi
[email protected]
3955 Pender Rd. Ste. 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
VA – Hampton 3rd Tuesday of the month, at 12:30 p.m. Riverside Neurology Specialists
850 Enterprise Pkwy, Conference Room
Hampton, VA 23666
Please call to pre-register
VA – Richmond
3rd Thursday of the month, at 2:00 p.m. Angie Phelon
[email protected]
Contact facilitator for details
*(Phone-based for adult children affected by FTD) 3rd Thursday of the month from 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Led and organized by University of California, San Francisco:

Jamie C. Fong, M.S., CGC
[email protected]

National phone-based support group. Contact facilitator for access number.

Not seeing an FTD support group near you? Contact the AFTD HelpLine ([email protected], 866-507-7222) to learn how to start one.

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