The Junior Committee is a network of young professionals who support and engage each other and the larger Alzheimer’s community, advocate for legislation, and raise funds to finance research and programs.

President

Lauren Longobardi

Lauren has been a member of the JC since January of 2015 and is excited to be serving as the President of the Junior Committee this year! She joined the Committee to help raise funds and awareness for a great organization in memory of her Nonnie, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. She started out on the JC by going to outreach sessions in 2015 and has been diving into other activities by the JC ever since! Lauren participated on the Gala Planning Committee in 2015 and was the Gala Chair in 2016 and helped secure monetary & in-kind sponsors, as well as many silent auction items. She is excited to be leading an amazing group of young professionals in their efforts to meet other young professionals passionate about raising awareness and funds for caregivers and those affected with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Vice President

Allison Day

Allison Day has been an active member of the Junior Committee since June 2015 and is thrilled to fulfill the role of Vice President. She first discovered the Junior Committee on Father's Day two years ago while searching for support to cope with her own father's Alzheimer's diagnosis. Volunteering for CaringKind and supporting other families like her own has been an invaluable experience, and she cherishes the relationships she has built with similarly engaged young professionals on the committee. She enjoys using her marketing and public relations skills and connections to secure sponsorships for annual events such as the fall gala and Ride to Remember. Allison also manages social media for the Junior Committee and works on newsletters and other communications for the group. She works closely with the Chairs and the rest of the Executive Board to plan monthly Junior Committee meetings and social events/fundraisers, and is happy to speak with anyone interested in being involved with the Junior Committee.

Social Media Chair

Rachel Komyati, Social Media Chair

Rachel joined CaringKind in 2016 as one of the Athlete’s to End Alzheimer’s NYC Marathon team members (seems wordy) and later that year joined the Junior Committee. Her beloved grandmother, Bubbie, was diagnosed with frontal temporal lobe dementia in 2011 and her husband’s Grandpa lost his battle in 2014 to Lewy Body Dementia she knew she wanted to do more. When Rachel isn’t working in CBS Sports television, she is at the beach, running or with her two dogs, Nemo and Maggie.

Events Chair

Sabrina Meyer

Sabrina has been a member of the JC since April of 2015 and is excited to be serving as the Events Chair! She joined the committee in honor of her Grandfather, who passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s in 2007. The JC was a perfect way to get involved and learn more about the disease that affects the lives of so many young adults. Sabrina participated on the Gala Planning Committee in 2016 and 2017 and helped secure in-kind donations, as well as silent auction items. She is excited to be part of a passionate community that supports each other, while also raising funds for research and programs for a cause that is close to her heart.

Outreach Co-Chair

Andrea Rottman

Andrea became an active member of the Junior Committee in January 2016. Andrea's grandma suffered from dementia, and the JC was a great outlet to meet people with similar experiences, and to learn more about the disease. In her first year with the JC, Andrea became involved with Outreach as she likes to volunteer and spend time with others who are living with or affected by dementia. She is excited to continue to plan outreach volunteer events for others who are looking for an opportunity to get involved!