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 Volunteers Kati Woodford and Marlene McKian

AFTD offers a “secret” young-adult Facebook group for people in their 20s and 30s who have a family member or loved one with FTD. AFTD Volunteer Kati Woodford has stepped down after administering the group for three years — we are so grateful for her hard work! In her place, Marlene McKian (left) is taking the reins.

We asked Katie to share with us about her experience volunteering this important support group for young adults — click here to read our interview with Kati and our introduction to Marlene.

To view past AFTD profiled volunteers for their outstanding service to the organization, see the links below:

Amy Almeida
Nancy Anderson
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
Susan Hirsch

AFTD Thanks Our Volunteers!

AFTD is grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who have given their time and talents to AFTD.

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 to find help for those affected by FTD and share hope with our entire community.

Middle Atlantic Region
Mark Allshouse – Pennsylvania
Al Alvaro – New Jersey
Jane Barnes – Maryland
Steven Bellwoar – Pennsylvania
Melissa Berrie – Pennsylvania
Erik Bohar – New Jersey
Dave Bowden – New Jersey
Lori Bowden – New Jersey
Kathryn Brucato – New Jersey
Mary Ann Buckley – Maryland
Linda Burns – New York
Stephanie Colonna-Romano – New Jersey
Helen-Ann Comstock – Pennsylvania
Nancy Cummings – New York
Suzanne Dana – Virginia
Sharon DeFelices – Pennsylvania
Brooke Del Guercio – New Jersey
Anthony Del Piano – New Jersey
Elizabeth Dennis – Rhode Island
Brian DeLeo – New York
Amber Dickson – Maryland
Corey Esannason – New Jersey
Higgerson Family – New Jersey
Tiffany Family – New Jersey
Eliana Fischel – New York
Joe Fischel – New York
Anne Flaherty – New York
Anna Gensler – West Virginia
Sylvia Gentry – Pennsylvania
Gail H. Goodman – New York
Barbara Hala – New York
Daniel Hedaya – New York
Nicole Heyer – New Jersey
Susan Hirsch – Pennsylvania
Theresa Holzheimer – New Jersey
Marisa Iacobucci – New York
Debra Johnson – New Jersey
Sandy Karger – Pennsylvania
Joan Kee-Louie – New Jersey
Megan Keller – New Jersey
T.J. Lauch – New Jersey
Joyce Lis – New Jersey
Patricia Lombreglia – New Jersey
Carol Lovett – Pennsylvania
Jared Mandella – New Jersey
Chelsea Martin – New Jersey
Hannah Martin – New Jersey
Jonathan Martin – New Jersey
Kitty Martin – New Jersey
Valerie Matney – Virginia
Samatha Meadows – New York
Kathy Mele – New York
Susan Miller Abbott – Pennsylvania
Jennifer Morabito – Maryland
Tom Mullarkey – New York
Susan Murphy – Maryland
Cindy Odell – Pennsylvania
Joe W. Pang – New Jersey
Matthew Pang – New Jersey
Kristen Parisi – New Jersey
Angie Phelon – Virgina
Barbara Pickels – Virginia
Evangelo Prodromo – New Jersey
Gary Radin – Pennsylvania
Kelly Reyes – Virginia
Amy Robles – New Jersey
Brian Rose – New York
Elaine Rose – Maryland
Michelle Rosenhouse – New York
Robert Savino – New York
LeeAnn Scavina – Delaware
Elizabeth Soriero – New Jersey
Sarah Sozansky Beil – Virginia
Cathy Sperrick – New York
Thomas Spychalski – New Jersey
Nathaniel Stevens – Virginia
Lori Stewart – New Jersey
Julie Thomas – Pennsylvania
Reller Thomas – Pennsylvania
Michael Todd – New Jersey
Kimberly Torres – New Jersey
Lindsey Vajpeyi – Virginia
Charles Veasey – New Jersey
Stephanie Veasey – New Jersey
Barry Vernick – Pennsylvania
Sidney Williams – New Jersey
Jody Zorn – New York

Southwest Region
Karine A. Adalian – California
Deanna Angello – California
Rukhsana Ansari – California
Ben Austin – California
Moe Bryant – California
Darlene Bursch – California
Natalie DeYoung Ahotaeiloa – Utah
Traci English – California
Edward Fargusson– California
Jamie Gordon – Utah
Patrick Gutierrez – California
Ariel Harden – California
Liz Johnston – California
Jan M. Keller – California
Rachael Light – California
Andrea Maga – Colorado
Vincent Marchetta – California
Mary O’Hara – Colorado
Kaya Pang – California
Roger Pang – Californoa
Miki Paul – California
Kathryn Primeau – California
Lisa Radin – Nevada
Rob Radtke – California
Robin Riddle – California
Colleen Seymour – Colorado
Jill Shapira – California
Catherine Sharpsteen – Utah
Bonnie Shepherd – Utah
Kenneth Simon – California
Michael Stowell – Colorado
Missey Toomey – Colorado
Kathryn Urban – Colorado
Donna Velarde – California
Brandee Waite – California
Terry L. Walter – California
Teresa Webb – Arizona
John Whitmarsh – California

South Atlantic Region
Martha Allegri – Alabama
Lynda Ares – Alabama
Lisa Boyce – Florida
Amber Dietz – Kentucky
Deborah DiScenza – Tennessee
Charles Elligson – North Carolina
Vickie Eubank – Georgia
Lark Fiore – North Carolina
Michelle Grant – North Carolina
Lisa Gwyther – North Carolina
Sharon Hall – Georgia
Matthew Hatfield – Florida
Jerry Horn – Alabama
Rona Klein – North Carolina
Kathy LaFone – North Carolina
Paul Lester – North Carolina
Sandra Lutz – Florida
Dan Moser – Florida
Mary Revels – South Carolina
Charles Sperrazza – Florida
Chad Thomsen – North Carolina
Mary Anne Upham – Florida
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
Michelle Braun – Wisconsin
Cindy Brunner – Wisconsin
Diane Cole – Michigan
Sandra Cournoyer – Minnesota
Adrian Cyrus – Illinois
Randi Davis – Michigan
Mike Dircksen – South Dakota
Laura Dropps – Minnesota
James Fenske – Wisconsin
Lisa Ficker – Michigan
Sandi Grow – Ohio
Barbara Hays – Indiana
Katrina Hellman – Illinois
Patricia Johnson – Michigan
Mary Karkela – Minnesota
David Kelly – Ohio
Michelle Kelly – Ohio
Suzanne King – Ohio
Tracey Lind – Ohio
Sarah Lunneborg-Vance – Minnesota
Lauren Massarella – Illinois
Susan McEwan – Michigan
Bob Meddaugh – Iowa
Jon Moretti – Michigan
Al Papesh – Iowa
Sarah Pedretti – Wisconsin
Theresa Pontious – Ohio
Marianne Sanders – Ohio
Deb Scharper – Iowa
Lorene Schlie – Illinois
George J. Sidoris – Ohio
Rebecca Stuffle – Indiana
Marc Toles – Indiana
Donna Wert – Indiana
Ryan Windhorst – Illinois
Cat Yahrmatter – Minnesota

Northwest Region
Susan Butterfield – Washington
Rachel Castellanos – Washington
Amy Eissler Parker – Oregon
Melissa Fisher – Oregon
Joanne Linerud – Washington
Roxanne Powell – Washington
Amy Shives – Washington
Jennifer Zucati – Alaska

New England Region
Amy Almeida – Massachusetts
Chuck Anastasia – Rhode Island
Katie Brandt – Massachusetts
Susie Brooks – Vermont
Wynne Cerone – Connecticut
Rick Childs – Massachusetts
Elizabeth Dennis – Rhode Island
Shirley Gordon – New Hampshire
Jo Guthrie – Massachusetts
Esther Harvey – Connecticut
A. Brandt Henderson – Massachusetts
Mary MacDonald – Massachusetts
Gretchen Milliken – Maine
Chrissy Pikos – Connecticut
Kathleen Pondelli – Massachusetts
Doreen Putnam – Rhode Island
Alyssa Radcliff – Maine
Meghan Roscoe – Connecticut
Shayna Shields – Rhode Island
Sandra Wallis – Massachusetts

South Central Region
Doris Booth – Texas
Cheri Connely – Missouri
Dionne Coston – Texas
Jordan Daniels – Louisiana
Nicole T. DeLeve – Kansas
Sarah E. DeLuca – Missouri
Susan Eissler – Texas
Abimbola Farinde – Texas
Stephen Fenoglio – Texas
Kiley Kocian – Texas
Zoy Kocian – Texas
Kacy Kunesh – Texas
Barbara Loewy – Texas
Martha Madison – Texas
Stephanie Kipp McLain – Texas
Lisa McCue – Kansas
Alex Moore – Texas
Shana Nissen – Texas
Stacy Rathbone – Oklahoma
Tam Smith – Kansas
Darcy Topolski – Texas
Tiffany Turner – Oklahoma

International Volunteers

Matt Dineen – Canada
Peter Foster – England
Mary McLeod – Canada