Volunteer Recognition

“I am so thankful for everyone at AFTD and for all of the volunteers. It’s really remarkable when people come together to work towards bettering this world.” – Amy Eissler, AFTD Volunteer

AFTD Volunteer Susan Hirsch

Susan Hirsch, MA, has been a highly engaged and active AFTD volunteer for many years. She first reached out to AFTD to help inform her role as Education and Development Specialist at HCR ManorCare. Since then, she has contributed her professional knowledge and talents to AFTD in a number of ways, most notably as a member of the Partners in FTD Care advisory committee.

We asked Susan to share with us about her experiences as an AFTD volunteer — click here to read our interview.
To view past AFTD profiled volunteers for their outstanding service to the organization, see the links below:

Brandt Henderson
Charles Elligson
Colleen Seymour
Mark Allshouse
Jamie Mosier
Susan Eissler
Jody Zorn
Kacy Kunesh
Mary Campbell
David Driggers
Mary Selman
Brianna Sullivan
Angela Kimble
Barbara Neufeld
Mary Black

Recent Volunteers

AFTD is able to accomplish much more than otherwise possible as a result of our generous volunteers. To the volunteers across the country we say THANK YOU for your dedication and commitment as we work together towards care and a cure for FTD.

Middle Atlantic Region
Mark Allshouse – Pennsylvania
Lyndsay Amato – New Jersey
Sandy Anglin – New York
Carli Atkinson – New York
Jane Barnes – Maryland
Maxwell Barrile – New York
Steven Bellwoar – Pennsylvania
Kevin Bowden – New Jersey
Susie Brooks – Vermont
Kathryn Brucato – New Jersey
Mary Ann Buckley – Maryland
Linda Burns – New York
Kathryn Caruso – New Jersey
Stephanie Colonna-Romano – New Jersey
Corey Compa – Pennsylvania
Helen-Ann Comstock – Pennsylvania
Nancy Cummings – New York
Suzanne Dana – Virginia
Judith Daniel – Maryland
Sharon DeFelices – Pennsylvania
Brian DeLeo – New York
Brooke Del Guercio – New Jersey
Joe Del Guercio – New Jersey
Patty Del Guercio – New Jersey
Elizabeth Dennis – Rhode Island
Reisa Diamond – New Jersey
Amber Dickson – Maryland
Wendy Duffy – New York
Corey Esannason – New Jersey
Joe Fischel – New York
Anne Flaherty – New York
Anna Gensler – West Virginia
Sylvia Gentry – Pennsylvania
Sandra Gonzalez-Morett – New Jersey
Gail H. Goodman – New York
Ashley Green – Virginia
Christine M. Groth – New York
Barbara Hala – New York
Daniel Hedaya – New York
Jenny Hinsman – New York
Susan Hirsch – Pennsylvania
Gail Houseman – Pennsylvania
Marisa Iacobucci – New York
Diane Illis – Pennsylvania
Meredith Jacob – New Jersey
Debra Johnson – New Jersey
Sandy Karger – Pennsylvania
Megan Keller – New Jersey
T.J. Lauch – New Jersey
Patricia Lombreglia – New Jersey
Carol Lovett – Pennsylvania
Jared Mandella – New Jersey
Jon Martin – New Jersey
Valerie Matney – Virginia
Kathy Mele – New York
Kathryn McAndrew – Virginia
Nicole McLaughlin – Pennsylvania
Susan Miller Abbott – Pennsylvania
Heather Monfasani – Virginia
Nicole Monfasani – New Jersey
Jennifer Morabito – Maryland
Breanna Morey – New Jersey
Susan Murphy – Maryland
Cindy O’Dell – Pennsylvania
Christopher Pang – New Jersey
Jackie Pang – New Jersey
Joe Pang – New Jersey
Matt Pang – New Jersey
Matt Pelton – Pennsylvania
Angie Phelon – Virgina
Chrysi Philalithes – New York
Barbara Pickels – Virginia
Katerina Placek – Pennsylvania
Evangelo Prodromo – New Jersey
Gary Radin – Pennsylvania
Kelly Reyes – Virginia
Nicholas Rienzi – New Jersey
Roberta Roos – New York
Brian Rose – New York
Elaine Rose – Maryland
Robert Savino – New York
William Sebok – New Jersey
Joyce Shenian – Pennsylvania
Lauren Shihar – Washington DC
Amy Shillady – Maryland
Andy Simon – New Jersey
Elizabeth Soriero – New Jersey
Sarah Sozansky Beil – Virginia
Cathy Sperrick – New York
Thomas Spychalski – New Jersey
Nathaniel Stevens – Virginia
Lori Stewart – New Jersey
Barbara Stolz – Pennsylvania
Reller Thomas – Pennsylvania
Eugenia Thorton – Delaware
Karen Toren – New York
Kimberly Torres – New Jersey
Chase Trimmer – Pennsylvania
Molly Trimmer – Pennsylvania
Sam Tulskie – Pennsylvania
Lindsey Vajpeyi – Virginia
Kerry Verdi – Virginia
Barry Vernick – Pennsylvania
Stuart Waldman – New Jersey
Rebecca Wetzel – New Jersey
Sidney Williams – New Jersey
Bradley Yerdon – New York
Jody Zorn – New York

Southwest Region
Karine A. Adalian – California
Deanna Angello – California
Rukhsana Ansari – California
Juliet Bornia – California
Lessie Campbell – California
Rebecca Chance Cordova – Colorado
Melonie Conselva – Hawaii
Kris D. Corbett – California
Erica Einhorn – California
Traci English – California
Edward Fargusson– California
Debbie Fenoglio – Colorado
Jamie Gordon – Utah
Patrick Gutierrez – California
Ariel Harden – California
Nancy Harvalis – Colorado
Liz Johnston – California
Jan M. Keller – California
Rachael Light – California
Andrea Maga – Colorado
Phyllis Mason – Nevada
Tim Monaghan – Utah
Tiffani Moore – California
Phillip Myers – California
Mary O’Hara – Colorado
Miki Paul – California
Kathryn Primeau – California
Lisa Radin – Nevada
Peter Reaves – Colorado
Marilyn Reynolds – California
Robin Riddle – California
Kathy Ritchie – Arizona
Susan Scarff – Arizona
Colleen Seymour – Colorado
Jill Shapira – California
Catherine Sharpsteen – Utah
Bonnie Shepherd – Utah
Chris Sidoris – Nevada
Michael Stowell – Colorado
Missey Toomey – Colorado
Kathryn Urban – Colorado
Donna Velarde – California
Brandee Waite – California
Beth Walter – California
Terry L. Walter – California
Teresa Webb – Arizona
John Whitmarsh – California

South Atlantic Region
Robin Albright – Florida
Martha Allegri – Alabama
Lynda Ares – Alabama
Debbie Baumgartner – Alabama
Jennifer Billman – Alabama
Lisa Boyce – Florida
Charlie Bryant-Pardini – North Carolina
Lucy Carter – Tennessee
Lark Fiore – North Carolina
Michelle Grant – North Carolina
Lisa Gwyther – North Carolina
Sharon Hall – Georgia
Matthew Hatfield – Florida
Jerry Horn – Alabama
Celeste Hunt – South Carolina
Adriana Kipper-Smith – Tennessee
Rona Klein – North Carolina
Debbonnaire Kovacs – Kentucky
Kathy LaFone – North Carolina
Paul Lester – North Carolina
Sandra Lutz – Florida
Dan Moser – Florida
Alissa Myers – Florida
Caitlin Owen – North Carolina
Jim Pearl – North Carolina
Mary Revels – South Carolina
Charles Sperrazza – Florida
Chad Thomsen – North Carolina
Susan Treanor – Florida
Mary Anne Upham – Florida
Rebekah Wilson – Tennessee
Diana Winoker – Florida
Kati Woodford – North Carolina
Kathryn Zenger – South Carolina

Midwest Region
Gail Andersen – Ohio
Emily Anderson – Minnesota
Nanci Anderson – Minnesota
Kathleen Babiasz – Ohio
Deanna Baker – Illinois
Kayla Boehmer – Iowa
Vickie Bope – Ohio
Lauren Brasse – Ohio
Maggie Braun – Ohio
Michelle Braun – Wisconsin
Cindy Brunner – Wisconsin
Frank Callea – Illinois
Diane Cole – Michigan
Sandra Cournoyer – Minnesota
Adrian Cyrus – Illinois
Randi Davis – Michigan
Mike Dircksen – South Dakota
Deborah Dolan – Iowa
Laura Dropps – Minnesota
James Fenske – Wisconsin
Lisa Ficker – Michigan
Maria Green – Iowa
Sandi Grow – Ohio
Margaret Haferman – Wisconsin
Barbara Hays – Indiana
Kaitlyn Heffron – Illinois
Katrina Hellman – Illinois
Mary Karkela – Minnesota
David Kelly – Ohio
Michelle Kelly – Ohio
Suzanne King – Ohio
Tracey Lind – Ohio
Sarah Lunneborg-Vance – Minnesota
Susan McEwan – Michigan
Bob Meddaugh – Iowa
Mary Beth Mixdorf – Minnesota
Jon Moretti – Michigan
Al Papesh – Iowa
Sarah Pedretti – Wisconsin
Kimberly Pontious – Ohio
Sandra Pontious Leech – Ohio
Theresa Pontious – Ohio
Stephanie Potter – Illinois
Jamie Ritzer Mosier – Ohio
Marianne Sanders – Ohio
Jennifer Sbarboro – Illinois
Deb Scharper – Iowa
Lorene Schlie – Illinois
George J. Sidoris – Ohio
Diane Simmer – Illinois
Rebecca Stuffle – Indiana
Stacey Threadgill – Illinois
Marc Toles – Indiana
Donna Wert – Indiana
Ryan Windhorst – Illinois
Cat Yahrmatter – Minnesota
Dawn Zeremba – Minnesota

Northwest Region
Lisa Bailey – Washington
Susan Butterfield – Washington
Rachel Castellanos – Washington
Lorrie Cox – Oregon
Amy Eissler Parker – Oregon
Melissa Fisher – Oregon
Tina Ho – Oregon
Patrice Hollrah – Washington
Stephanie Howard – Washington
Joanne Linerud – Washington
Rachel Lower – Washington
Kaj Malden – Washington
Alyssa McCray – Washington
Katie McLain – Montana
Julie Morris – Washington
Lisa Nolte – Washington
Amber Parker – Alaska
Amy Shives – Washington
Janet Susan Stark – Washington
Steve Zamberlin – Washington

New England Region
Amy Almeida – Massachusetts
Chuck Anastasia – Rhode Island
Katie Brandt – Massachusetts
Susie Brooks – Vermont
E. Jane Carter – Rhode Island
Rick Childs – Massachusetts
Elizabeth Dennis – Rhode Island
Lisa Donnellan – New Hampshire
Lauren Fernandez – Vermont
Shirley Gordon – New Hampshire
Jo Guthrie – Massachusetts
Jamie Hale – Massachusetts
Esther Harvey – Connecticut
A. Brandt Henderson – Massachusetts
Marisa Lutz – Massachusetts
Mary MacDonald – Massachusetts
Justin Peavey – Massachusetts
Chrissy Pikos – Connecticut
Kathleen Pondelli – Massachusetts
Doreen Putnam – Rhode Island
Alyssa Radcliff – Maine
Daniel Ranti – Massachusetts
Mathew Robinson – Massachusetts
Meghan Roscoe – Connecticut
Shayna Shields – Rhode Island
Christine Sylvestre-Snoek – Rhode Island
Caroline Troise – Rhode Island
Sandra Wallis – Massachusetts

South Central Region
Beth Amend – Missouri
Andy Avila – Texas
Doris Booth – Texas
Justin Brutico – Texas
Scott Cain – Arkansas
Sandy Cannon – Missouri
Lili Cantu – Texas
Cheri Connely – Missouri
Dionne Coston – Texas
Jordan Daniels – Louisiana
Nicole DeLeve – Kansas
Sarah E. DeLuca – Missouri
Linda Driscoll – Kansas
Susan Eissler – Texas
Asarrin Far – Texas
Abimbola Farinde – Texas
Stephen Fenoglio – Texas
Mike Garcia – Texas
Barbara Harty – Texas
Elizabeth Hubenak – Texas
Barbara Jackson – Kansas
Zoy Kocian – Texas
Kacy Kunesh – Texas
Barbara Loewy – Texas
Lisa McCue – Kansas
Stephanie Kipp McLain – Texas
Joel McNulty – Kansas
Shana Nissen – Texas
Amy O’Bryant – Louisiana
Gary Peacock – Texas
Stacy Rathbone – Oklahoma
Sabrina Smith – Texas
Tam Smith – Kansas
Craig Tomes – Texas
Tiffany Turner – Oklahoma
Deanda Welch – Texas
Ruth Wilcox – Kansas
Christopher Yurkanan – Texas

International Volunteers

Matt Dineen – Canada
Peter Foster – England
Joan Harper – United Kingdom
Mary McLeod – Canada