Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group

The 2017 Legislature authorized the Minnesota Board on Aging to re-establish an Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group (ADWG) to review and revise the 2011 report, “Preparing Minnesota for Alzheimer’s: the Budgetary, Social and Personal Impacts.” To view the previous 2011 report, click here.

To view the legislative language, click here.

Working Group Members

  • Person with Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis, Darrell Foss, Chairperson
  • Caregiver of person with Alzheimer's, Eric Linn
  • Nursing Facility or Senior housing representative who is affiliated with LeadingAge MN, Jean Nelson
  • Nursing Facility or Senior housing representative who is affiliated with Care Providers of MN, TBD
  • Home care or adult day services representative affiliated with LeadingAge MN, Alice Tennis
  • Neuropsychologist, Terry Barclay
  • Alzheimer's Disease Researcher, Joseph E. Gaugler
  • Community-Based Organization, Amanda Mithun
  • Community-Based Organization, Dorothea Harris
  • Geriatrician, Michael Rosenbloom
  • Geriatrician, Edward Ratner
  • MDH Commissioner Designee, Mary Manning
  • DHS Commissioner Designee, Gretchen Ulbee
  • Representative of the Alzheimer's Association, Heidi Haley-Franklin
  • State Ombudsperson for Long-Term Care, Cheryl Hennen
  • MBA Member, Sherrie Pugh
  • MBA Executive Director, Kari Benson

Meeting Information

January 8, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Elmer L. Andersen Building, 540 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55101

Room tbd (Please check the monitor next to the information desk for the latest room details)


Meeting Materials:

Upcoming Meetings:

  • April 24, 2018
  • June 28, 2018
  • August 14, 2018
  • November 20, 2018

Questions or comments? Email us at or 651-431-2500.