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 Thanks Our Volunteers!

AFTD’s CEO, Susan L-J Dickinson, speaks on behalf of the entire organization when she says that volunteers are the “heart and soul” of this organization.

Annamarie Given, one of our Volunteer Coordinators, shouts-out our trailblazing inaugural team of Ambassadors, a new volunteer leadership role that is critical to expanding our reach in communities across the country.

Special Events Manager Bridget Graham acknowledged each member of the AFTD community who hosted a Grassroots Event or Facebook fundraiser in 2019, helping to raise national awareness of FTD and over $744,000 in support of AFTD’s mission!

Jeni Cardosi, also an AFTD Volunteer Coordinator, expressed gratitude for the energy and dedication our volunteers have shown in raising critical awareness and sharing your stories in communities across the country.

Support Services Manager Bridget Moran-McCabe sent out a huge, heartfelt “thank you” to our Support Group Volunteers for the energy they invest in creating a safe space for support group attendees all throughout the country.

Kerri Keane, AFTD’s Volunteer Program Manager, praised all of our volunteers for their tireless efforts to help families facing FTD to find help and share hope.

We look forward to when our volunteers can get back out into communities across the country to make a local impact. In the meantime, let us take this opportunity to once again voice a resounding “Thank You!”

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

“Don’t be afraid to share your story. AFTD has so many resources to guide and help you. You can make a difference.”

— AFTD Volunteer Nanci Anderson