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Melissa TuckerMelissa Tucker is the Director, Helpline and Support Services for the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter. She oversees Care Navigation, Early Stage services, and Caregiver Support Groups. As Support Group Manager, Melissa provides training and support for over 100 volunteer facilitators throughout Illinois. She also works with families during and after wandering incidents as the Illinois Medic Alert + Safe Return liaison.

Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Mentor through the Chicago Bridges program for new professionals in the field of aging. Melissa joined the Association in 2012, after earning a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a concentration in health psychology.