Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Frances

Mary Frances is a long time volunteer and advocate at the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She started with the chapter back in 1997, after her mother, Frances Wade Newsome, passed away as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Before her mother died, Mary Frances had promised her mother she would help other peopleContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Frances”

Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Babbs

Sharon has been a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association for about 16 years. She lost her mother to Alzheimer’s 15 years ago, so she knows firsthand what it means to be a family caregiver. She knew she wanted to become involved with the Association in some capacity, so 18 years ago Sharon participated in whatContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Babbs”

Volunteer Spotlight: Sally McClatchy

Sally McClatchy is an extraordinary volunteer for the Southeastern Virginia Chapter. Sally serves as a co-facilitator our Norfolk Peers & Partners early stage support groups, an office volunteer, a community educator. Sally regularly shares with staff and fellow volunteers that her work with the Alzheimer’s Association is her passion and she loves to be aContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Sally McClatchy”

Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce Tribble

Joyce Tribble walked into the Norfolk office one day in 2011 and asked if we ever needed volunteers in the office. Joyce’s husband, Sonny, had Alzheimer’s and had died a little more than a year before she came in. Joyce soon became a dependable weekly volunteer at the front desk, answering the phone, filing, putting together mailings, and performing other clerical duties with good humor and care.

Volunteer Spotlight: Theresa Davis

Theresa has a long history with the Association – over 25 years.  She was one of the Chapter’s first executive directors, advocating and providing support for those with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers during the infancy of Alzheimer’s awareness.  When she decided to pursue a different career path in the health profession, she continued toContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Theresa Davis”

Volunteer Spotlight – Brian Rogala

Brian Rogala started volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association several years ago when his mother, Astrid, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. For the past three years, Brian has served on the Peninsula Walk Planning Committee, and while his organizational skills are much appreciated, Brian’s true gift is the joy that he brings to all who encounter him.