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From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias

Meet Our Authors

Amy Newmark has been Chicken Soup for the Soul’s publisher, coauthor, and editor-in-chief for the last six years, after a 30-year career as a writer, speaker, financial analyst, and business executive in the worlds of finance and telecommunications. Amy is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, where she majored in Portuguese, minored in French, and traveled extensively. She and her husband have four grown children.

After a long career writing books on telecommunications, voluminous financial reports, business plans, and corporate press releases, Chicken Soup for the Soul is a breath of fresh air for Amy. She loves creating these life-changing books for Chicken Soup for the Soul’s wonderful readers. She has coauthored and/or edited more than 100 Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

You can reach Amy with any questions or comments through [email protected] and you can follow her on Twitter @amynewmark or @chickensoupsoul.

Angela Timashenka Geiger is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Alzheimer’s Association based in Chicago.

As a member of the senior management team, Geiger works day-to-day across all divisions to coordinate and execute strategy. She has accountability for more than $225 million in annual fundraising, programs and services reaching over 1 million people per year, brand/marketing, corporate initiatives, and diversity.

Geiger has successfully led Association efforts to develop and expand programmatic offerings, marketing and fundraising to increase concern and awareness, maximize impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, and improve the lives of those affected. She organized an integrated consumer education campaign to raise concern about Alzheimer’s, which featured the Association’s first nationwide paid ads, public relations outreach and grassroots outreach by chapters. She spearheaded the launch of a series of Early-Stage Town Halls across the nation as a platform for people living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s to discuss issues and share helpful resources, programs and services. Additionally, her leadership significantly expanded the reach and impact of the signature awareness and fundraising event for the organization, the rebranded Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Walk began with nine chapters raising $149,000 in 1989 and has grown to raise more than $57 million in 2013. Since the event’s inception, Walk has raised more than $546 million.

Geiger has significant experience in strategic marketing and program development for nonprofits. Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, she spent eight years at the American Cancer Society (ACS) in a variety of leadership roles and also worked for the American Lung Association and for higher education institutions.

She has her B.A. and MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and has contributed to a variety of conferences and publications, including The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s.

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