South Atlantic Region

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee

AFTD Regional Coordinator Volunteers

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 and an AFTD staff member will be happy to assist you.

Michelle GrantMichelle Grant

North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama

Katie ZengerKatie Zenger

South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida

Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus

  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    Department of Neurology – Cognitive Neurology Clinic
    Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
    12 Executive Park
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    – Cognitive Neurology Evaluations – 404-778-3444 to schedule appointments
    – Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center – 404-728-6950 for more details about FTD related research at Emory and how to participate.
  • Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville
    Department of Neurology
    4500 San Pablo Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32224
    Contact: 904-953-0853
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    The Kirklin Clinic of UAB Hospital
    2000 6th Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL  35233
    Contact: For general information: 205-996-3679 (205-99MEMRY)
    For patient appointments: 205-801-8986
    For information on participating in research (ARTFL): Denise Ledlow, RN, 205-934-6223,
  • Florida Atlantic University
    Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
    Florida Atlantic University
    777 Glades Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    Contact: James E. Galvin, M.D. at 561-297-4793
  • University of Kentucky Memory Disorders Clinic
    UK Medical Center
    224 Charles T. Wethington Bldg.
    800 South Limestone St.
    Lexington, KY  40536-0284
    Contact: Candace Bear 859-218-5047 or
  • University of Louisville
    Division of Movement Disorders, University of Louisville School of Medicine,
    Frazier Rehab Neuroscience Building
    220 Abraham Flexner Way, Suite 1503
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Contact: Casey Shepherd, coordinator, at 502-852-3655 or
  • University of North Carolina
    Memory & Cognitive Disorders Clinic
    101 Manning Drive
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Phone: 919-966-8168
  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt Frontotemporal Dementia Clinic
    1211 Medical Center Drive
    Nashville, TN 37232
    Contact: Trevicca Moore, Administrative Assistant
    Phone: (615) 875-7160

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.

AL – Mobile/Baldwin Co.
Last Wednesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. Jerry Horn
Baldwin House Assisted Living
10171 Papa George Street
Daphne, AL
FL – Delray Beach
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 2:30-4:00 p.m. Sandi Lutz
(561) 202-1779
Arden Courts Memory Care Community
16150 Jog Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
FL – Gainesville
2nd Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Charlie Sperrazza
Lee Johnson
Altrusa House of Gainesville
2002 N.W. 36th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32605
FL – Naples/Ft. Myers area

Alzheimer's Association Logo
3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30am Dan Moser
Home Instead Senior Care
Island Park Shopping Ctr., 2nd Fl.
16520 S Tamiami Trail (US-41) #213
Fort Myers, FL 33908
FL – Stuart
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 2:30-4:00 p.m. Sandi Lutz
(561) 202-1779
The Kane Center
900 S.E. Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997
FL – Tampa
2nd Sunday of each month, 10 a.m. Mary Anne Upham
Arden Court Alzheimer’s Assisted Living
14950 Casey Rd.
Tampa, Florida, 33624
GA – Atlanta 2nd Tuesday of each month , 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Cassy Sims
AV Room of Emory’s Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital
1821 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA  30329
GA – Cumming
1st Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Sharon Hall: (706) 974-0831 or
Northside Forsyth Hospital
Cafeteria Meeting Room
1200 Northside Forsyth Dr, Cumming, GA 30041
NC – Alamance & Surrounding Counties

Alzheimer's Association North Carolina Logo
3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Kathy LaFone
Contact facilitator for details
NC – Raleigh/Cary

Alzheimer's Association North Carolina Logo
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Paul Lester
SarahCare Adult Day Center
Suite 101
2245 Gateway Access Point
Raleigh, NC 27607
NC – Matthews

Alzheimer's Association North Carolina Logo
2nd Sunday of the month, 3 p.m.–5 p.m. Charles Elligson
Contact facilitator for details
NC – Newport
1st Thursday of the month, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Lark Fiore
“The Intersection”
West Port Shopping Center
5458 Hwy 70 West
Morehead City, NC
NC – Winston-Salem

Alzheimer's Association North Carolina Logo
2nd Monday of the month, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Rona Klein
Temple Emanuel
201 Oakwood Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
South Carolina regional group
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. Mary Revels
This is a regional group for any family caregiver in South Carolina. Please contact facilitator for more information.
TN – Knoxville 2nd Monday of the month, 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Linda Johnson
Sallie Gentry
Cole Neuroscience Center:
University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37920
(Heart Health Elevators)
TN – Nashville Last Monday of the month, 7 p.m. Adriana Kipper-Smith, PhD
Calvary United Methodist Church
3701 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
*(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, 415-476-8613

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

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