OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide affordable and accessible adult day care and support services to families affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory impairment diseases. We do this by providing innovative adult day care programs, family support, case management, crisis intervention, family and community education, advocacy, information and referrals.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide innovative adult day care and support services to families affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory impairment diseases. We do this by providing quality adult day care programs, family support, case management, crisis intervention, family and community education, advocacy, information and referrals.

OUR HISTORY

Our legacy begins with our founders, Dr. George G. Glenner and his wife Joy. Dr. Glenner, was a physician and Alzheimer’s researcher at the UCSD School of Medicine and worked tirelessly to better understand the pathology of the disease. He became world-renowned for his research and identification of the beta-amyloid protein. This protein is considered the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and has allowed researchers to make valuable inroads.

While his discoveries and explorations helped to advance our knowledge, the concern for the families affected by Alzheimer’s provided the poignant foundation for our centers. The Glenners were very concerned with the enormous stress the disease puts on caregivers. They saw the day-to-day struggles of families desperate for help.

In fact, the organization was born out of a heartfelt response made by the Glenners after receiving a late night call from a family caregiver struggling with his wife’s dementia. The pressures of caregiving had taken an emotional toll and this family caregiver wanted to end his wife’s life as well as his own. It was this experience that moved the Glenners to establish services for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and their passion and determination to help these families is what defines us today.

OUR HISTORY

Our legacy begins with our founders, Dr. George G. Glenner and his wife Joy. Dr. Glenner, was a physician and Alzheimer’s researcher at the UCSD School of Medicine and worked tirelessly to better understand the pathology of the disease. He became world-renowned for his research and identification of the beta-amyloid protein. This protein is considered the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and has allowed researchers to make valuable inroads.

While his discoveries and explorations helped to advance our knowledge, the concern for the families affected by Alzheimer’s provided the poignant foundation for our centers. The Glenners were very concerned with the enormous stress the disease puts on caregivers. They saw the day-to-day struggles of families desperate for help.

In fact, the organization was born out of a heartfelt response made by the Glenners after receiving a late night call from a family caregiver struggling with his wife’s dementia. The pressures of caregiving had taken an emotional toll and this family caregiver wanted to end his wife’s life as well as his own. It was this experience that moved the Glenners to establish services for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and their passion and determination to help these families is what defines us today.

QUESTIONS?

Have a question about our services? Want to learn about payment options? Interested in attending a support group?

QUESTIONS?

Have a question about our services? Want to learn about payment options? Interested in attending a support group?

QUESTIONS?

Have a question about our services? Want to learn about payment options? Interested in attending a support group?

SUPPORT OFFICE TEAM

Scott Tarde, L.N.H.A.

Scott Tarde, L.N.H.A.

CEO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
619-543-4700

Scott Tarde is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, as well as, a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator.

Lisa Tyburski, B.A.

Lisa Tyburski, B.A.

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
619-543-4700

Lisa Tyburski began her career as an Account Representative for UNUM Life Insurance Company in Rochester, NY.

Fernando Moscoso

Fernando Moscoso

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
619-543-4700
Uriel Pérez

Uriel Pérez

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM COORDINATOR
619-349-4082
Gloria de Aragon Baker

Gloria de Aragon Baker

DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY
619-616-7966
Mindy Baker, Ph.D.

Mindy Baker, Ph.D.

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
619-349-4219
Marti Wesala

Marti Wesala

MEMORY CAFÉ COORDINATOR
619-405-0768

ADULT DAY CENTER TEAM

Marge Galante, R.N., B.S.N

Marge Galante, R.N., B.S.N

HILLCREST PROGRAM DIRECTOR
619-543-4704

Margaret Galante has been the program director for Hillcrest Center and our Director of Nursing for eighteen years.

Sheila Argeanton, B.S.

Sheila Argeanton, B.S.

ENCINITAS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
760-635-1895

Sheila began working in the health care industry in 1994 when she became a medical technologist specializing in venipuncture.

Shannon Patel

Shannon Patel

CHULA VISTA | TOWN SQUARE® PROGRAM DIRECTOR
619-420-1703

With experience in both activities and social services, Shannon previously served as an activity leader and then social worker.

JOIN OUR TEAM?

Interested in joining our team and making a difference in the life of someone with dementia?

JOIN OUR TEAM?

Interested in joining our team and making a difference in the life of someone with dementia?

JOIN OUR TEAM?

Interested in joining our team and making a difference in the life of someone with dementia?

THE ADMIRAL RIDENOUR TEAM RECOGNITION AWARD

Each year, the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.® award a select group of employees the Admiral Ridenour Award in recognition of the staff members who, as judged by their peers, have provided the Glenner Centers with outstanding service.

THE ADMIRAL RIDENOUR TEAM RECOGNITION AWARD

Each year, the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.® award a select group of employees the Admiral Ridenour Award in recognition of the staff members who, as judged by their peers, have provided the Glenner Centers with outstanding service.

THE ADMIRAL RIDENOUR TEAM RECOGNITION AWARD

Each year, the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.® award a select group of employees the Admiral Ridenour Award in recognition of the staff members who, as judged by their peers, have provided the Glenner Centers with outstanding service.

2017
AWARD
WINNERS

ENCINITAS CENTER

Bhanumati Kumar

Program Aide

HILLCREST CENTER

Maria Stefanic

Activity Coordinator

HILLCREST CENTER

Shannon Santos

Program Aide

Encinitas Past Recipients

2003 CORAZON SIRIO
2004 MARIA PEREZ
2005 CORAZON SIRIO
2006 MARIA PEREZ-ROMERO
2007 BETTY LABOLLE
2008 CORAZON SIRIO
2009 DEBBIE HENSON
2010 LISA PENA
2011 URIEL PEREZ
2012 URIEL PEREZ
2013 ROCIO MOLINA
2014 CORAZON SIRIO
2016 KRISTI BERIA, RN
2017 BHANUMATI KUMAR
2018 COMING SOON

Hillcrest Past Recipients

2003 CORAZON SIRIO
2004 MARIA PEREZ
2005 CORAZON SIRIO
2006 MARIA PEREZ-ROMERO
2007 BETTY LABOLLE
2008 CORAZON SIRIO
2009 DEBBIE HENSON

Chula Vista Past Recipients

2003 CORAZON SIRIO
2004 MARIA PEREZ
2005 CORAZON SIRIO
2006 MARIA PEREZ-ROMERO
2007 BETTY LABOLLE
2008 CORAZON SIRIO
2009 DEBBIE HENSON

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & ADVISORY COUNCIL

Founders

GEORGE G. GLENNER, M.D. (1927-1995)
JOY GLENNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS

Board of Directors

OFFICERS

HOWARD SMITH, CHAIR
LINDA JAHNKE, VICE CHAIR & SECRETARY
K. JILL OSMARS, ESQ., TREASURER

DIRECTORS

DOUGLAS CALLANT
KIE COPENHAVER, CSA, RCFE, RHIA
JULIE DERRY, MBA, CSA
DAWN EGAN

Advisory Council

DR. DANIEL D. SEWELL, M.D., CHAIR

AMY ABRAMS, M.S.W., M.P.H., C.M.C.
DOMINICK ADDARIO, M.D.
MOHAMMED AHMED, M.D.
DIANE D. BEACH, ED.D.
RUTH COVELL, M.D.
MARIO GARRETT, PH.D.
MARY ELLEN GROSS, M.S.
KENNETH KHOURY, M.D.
NEIL LEVINE, M.D.
RICK MENDLEN
HOANG NGUYEN, M.D.
MICHAEL RAFII, M.D., PH.D.
JAIRO ROMERO, M.D.
MARK H. TUSZYNSKI, M.D., PH.D.
LISA DELANO-WOOD, PH.D
PETER J. WHITEHOUSE, M.D., PH.D.