Joanne Pike, Dr.P.H., is chief program officer at the Alzheimer’s Association, overseeing the organization’s efforts in care, support and risk reduction for the millions affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Dr. Pike’s work with the Association includes care and support services offered across the organization to those affected by the disease; health system outreach and quality improvement initiatives; long-term care initiatives focused on person-centered care delivery models; and growth strategies for reaching more individuals through quality improvement, education, and supportive programs and services. Dr. Pike is responsible for guiding the implementation of programs to support the Association’s dementia care practice recommendations aimed at helping nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and other long-term care and community care providers deliver optimal quality, person-centered care for those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Prior to joining the Association, Dr. Pike spent 13 years in leadership positions at the American Cancer Society and three years as executive director of the Preventive Health Partnership, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association aimed at preventing cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Dr. Pike’s educational background includes a doctorate in public health leadership, focused on health policy and management, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.