After five and a half successful years as executive director of Alzheimer’s Services, Alisa Galazzi is resigning from her position to pursue other business opportunities; it was announced today by Board Chairman Charles Case, Jr. Her last day is March 9, 2012.
"I am proud that we have been able to expand our services and reach in the community helping more families living with Alzheimer’s and dementia," said Galazzi, who will leave her post later this month. "We have a great organization that is poised for its next stage of growth. Although I will miss working with the families we serve and my colleagues tremendously, I will stay connected to the mission of the organization."
During her tenure, Ms. Galazzi headed up the independent, non-profit organization’s efforts to provide essential support and capacity-building services to individuals affected by Alzheimer's Disease or related dementias, along with families and professionals who care for them. Under her leadership, Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod and the Islands (ASCCI) has increased the total of clients served by 150 percent and has increased revenues by 25 percent annually. In addition, Galazzi has introduced critical programming, such as care plans for clients, the CARES education support group program, and Arts & Alzheimer’s, a program that offers creative reinforcement to Alzheimer’s patients. Most recently, she strategically affiliated ASCCI with Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod (HPCCC) to provide more in-depth services with a sustainable revenue stream and reduced overhead costs while retaining the identity, mission and corporate name of each organization.
“We regret that Alisa will be leaving her post as Executive Director,” said Case Jr, noting that Ms. Galazzi has been a “driving force” in the expansion of Alzheimer’s Services’ client base while successfully meeting the organization’s other strategic goals. “Her creativity and entrepreneurship will be missed. We continue to be enthusiastic about the future of ASCCI, building on our strong foundation of support. With Alisa’s input, our Board is reviewing the organization’s leadership needs.”
Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod and the Islands is its own 501c3 that is locally funded and locally operated, serving those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. For more information about services and programs, call: 508-775-5656.
Courtesy of Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod & the Islands.