Board of Directors | July 2021

The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter is thrilled to announce the new members of our Board of Directors. The incoming cohort is led by Chair Aimee Nolan, Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Incoming Board Chair Aimee Nolan.

Aimee is the Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for W.W. Grainger, Inc. She is responsible for providing legal counsel and strategic advice in connection with the company’s technology, digital and eCommerce matters as well as all aspects of Grainger’s Intellectual Property portfolio, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and domain names. Aimee also supports the company’s global product sourcing group, marketing and advertising initiatives, the customer growth strategy and information teams and corporate communications. She is also a leader of Grainger’s enterprise wide efforts on data protection, cyber security, privacy and breach response, and provides legal counsel in connection with its pandemic response efforts.

Aimee is passionate about serving the mission of the Alzheimer Association, Illinois Chapter because her mother Betsy died at the age of 62 from early onset Alzheimer’s. Her mother’s primary caregiver was Aimee’s grandmother, who passed 10 days after her mother’s death. Aimee’s grandmother on her father’s side also passed of Alzheimer’s.

Aimee served as a member of the Illinois Women and Alzheimer Initiative Task Force and served as chair of Illinois Women Conquer ALZ (IWCA) from 2017-2021. She joined the board of the Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter on July 1, 2017.

Aimee has been an enduring champion of the Alzheimer’s Association, and we look forward to this next chapter in her steadfast leadership.

We are also pleased to welcome six new members to our Board of Directors. This dynamic group will apply their skills and expertise to furthering the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association. We thank them for their commitment to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

The six new members of the IL Chapter Board of Directors.

(Pictured clockwise from top left.)
Lisa Butler – Senior Director, CVS Health
Marta Cerda – CEO, ASI & NE Healthcare
Nick Gialessas – Vice President, Kufman Hall
Marilyn Lissner – Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield
Nancy Tyrrell – Associate Director, Translational Activities – Chicago Biomedical Consortium
Ray Willis – Retired, most recently served as the Director of Community Planning and Development for the Chicago Office of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

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