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Episode 051 – Dr. Joanne Pike, President and CEO, The Alzheimer’s Association 

In this episode, we have the honor of featuring Dr. Joanne Pike, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, discussing her life journey, professional experiences, and the organization’s efforts to combat Alzheimer’s disease while delving into critical issues in public health and the nonprofit sector.

00:00 – Intro  

00:21 – Introducing Dr. Joanne Pike 

01:00 – Dr. Pike background & early influences 

01:30 – Early childhood  

02:24 – Pursuing Psychology & Philosophy Degree 

03:17 – How degree influenced personal & professional development  

03:43 – Challenges in health that changed her perspective 

05:15 – Experience with American Cancer Society & Preventative Health Partnership 

08:05 – Lessons learned in Public Health career, Navigating COVID-19 Pandemic  

10:00 – Personal experiences with Alzheimer’s 

12:36 – Advice and Resources for those with Alzheimer’s 

13:52 – Pike’s Research with The Alzheimer’s Association 

16:33 – Initiatives & Programs Developed  

18:11 – Message from sponsor, Shure 

18:43 – Biggest challenges within the association 

20:50 – The most promising area in Alzheimer’s research  

22:31 – Long term goals for The Alzheimer’s Association & Alzheimer’s Impact Movement 

24:30 – Most important qualities for a CEO in non-profit sector 

26:14 – Perspective on the evolvement of public health 

29:10 – Health challenges facing society today  

31:46 – Rapid fire questions 

33:13 – Outro 

Episode Link: The Alzheimer’s Association

Guest Host: Christine Schyvinck, President & Chief Executive Officer, Shure
Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives’ Club of Chicago

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