Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

Regional Network Coordinator | Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus | Support Groups in this Region

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Awareness and Support Opportunities

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

Southwest Regional Coordinator Volunteer

Kathy Urban

Kathy Urban

Research and Medical Centers with FTD Focus

Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas

Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
888 West Bonneville
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Director: Jeffrey Cummings, MD

Contact: 702-483-6000

Mayo Clinic – Scottsdale

13400 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ  85259


University of California, San Diego

Perlman Neurology Clinic
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
UCSD Movement Disorders Program: Dr. Irene Litvan, Director
9350 Campus Pt. Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037

For appointments at the Perlman clinic call: 858-657-8540
For information about FTD related research and how to participate call the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center: 858-822-4800
For the Movement Disorders Program call Ronarah Roberson at (858) 822-5871, or email

University of California, San Francisco

Memory and Aging Center
350 Parnassus Ave.  Suite 706
San Francisco, CA  94117

Contact: (415) 476-6880

University of California, Los Angeles

FTD Clinic
10911 Weyburn Ave., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA  90095

Contact: 310-794-2550

University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR)

Cognitive Disorders Clinic
Imaging & Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT  84108

Danielle Justesen, Clinic Coordinator: 801-585-7575 or
For more information about research at CACIR call the Memory Study Line: 801- 587-7888

Support Groups in this Region

AFTD-logo-outlinesDenotes 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 for more details.

AZ – Phoenix 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m. Geri Hall, Ph.D., ARNP, FAAN
Maribeth Gallagher, DNP
Hospice of the Valley
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
901 E Willetta Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85006
(Meets in Third Floor Library)
AZ – Sun City 4th Tuesday of the month from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Geri Hall PhD, ARNP, FAAN
602-839-6900Facility contact info:
Banner Sun Health Research Institute
Building C, First Floor Conference Room
10515 W. Sante Fe Dr.
Sun City, AZ 85351
CA – San Diego 1st Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Tracey Truscott
In the conference room at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of California, San Diego (not on campus).
CA – SacramentoAFTD-logo-outlines 4th Wednesday of the month from 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Ed Fargusson
Sacramento Area Alzheimer’s Association
Shriner’s Hospital on the UC Davis Medical Center Campus
7th Fl. Board Rm.
2425 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
CA – Los Angeles/Orange County area
3rd Tuesday of the month from 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Donna Velarde, LCSW
Alzheimer’s Orange County
Suite 200
2515 McCabe Way
Irvine, CA

CA – San Luis Obispo


4th Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Liz Johnston
or (805) 471-8102
11549 Los Osos Valley Rd., Suite 109, San Luis Obispo, CA. (Parking is in the back of the building off of El Tigre St.)
CA – San Francisco 2nd Thursday of the month from 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Robin Ketelle
University of California, San Francisco
Neurosciences Building 19A
675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco, CA 94158
CA – San Francisco
*(those caring for loved ones with CBD/PSP)AFTD-logo-outlines
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 Sundays, about every six weeks, from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. (call for schedule) Robin Riddle
Mimi’s Cafe
2208 Bridgepointe Parkway
San Mateo, CA 94404
CO – Denver 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Karen Harris
303-813-1669 ext. 207
Porter Adventist Hospital
Eagle Room
2525 S. Downing Street
Denver, CO
CO – Fort Collins
3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:30 p.m. Missey Toomey
970 484-2542
970 689-6193
Andrea Maga
970  226-1544
Daz Bog Coffee
401 Mason Ct
Fort Collins, 80524
NV – Las Vegas
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Lisa Radin
Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
888 West Bonneville Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106
NV – Reno 3rd Friday of each month from 2 p.m.–3 p.m. Lisa Tauchen
Jacob Harmon
Renown Regional Medical Center
Suite 401
Neurology Department Conference Room
75 Pringle Way
Reno, NV  89502
UT – Salt Lake City area
2nd Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Bonnie Shepherd
Sandy Senior Center
9310 South, 1300 East
Sandy, UT
UT – Salt Lake City areaAFTD-logo-outlines 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Jamie Gordon
Bingham Creek Library
4834 West 9000 South
West Jordan, UT 84081
UT – St. George
Contact facilitator for more information Bonnie Shepherd
St. George Library
88 West 100 South St
St. George, UT
*(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
National phone-based support group.  Contact facilitator for access number.