When Maria Shriver founded the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, she wanted to understand why two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients were female. Erin Mulcahy Stein joins us to talk about the research, educational, and advocacy work done by WAM!
Notes + Discussion Guide:
– Mission and purpose of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement
– You focus on understanding ALZ as a whole, including care and prevention, as well as the caregivers – explain why.
– Talk about Maria Shriver for a moment – the energy behind this effort. Tell us about about her, her motivations, what she’s doing on a day-to-day basis…
– State the facts: women are more prone to be afflicted by Alzheimer’s.
– Talk about the research – what are you currently working on, and where does research go from here?
– Talk about the new bricks-and-mortar prevention center in Las Vegas. What happens there?
– Talk about the future for more prevention centers like this one around the country.
– Talk about your educational and awareness work (such as the recent Summit).
– At this time, you are 100% supported by philanthropy. Talk about your programs, and how people can help.
About Erin Mulcahy Stein:
Erin is a lawyer, nonprofit executive, and a member of the California Task Force. She is the Executive Director of the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) and in that role oversees the organization’s programs, grant administration, and fundraising efforts. Prior to her role with WAM, Erin served as the Executive Director of A Woman’s Nation, the nonprofit organization founded by Maria Shriver dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families in the areas of health, economic empowerment and education. From 2004-2011 Erin was the President of the California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women producing the annual women’s conference which explored a broad array of topics and showcased renown thought leaders, issue experts, artists, and influencers from around the world for an audience of 20,000 women annually.
As a lawyer Erin’s practice has included both entertainment business litigation and transaction work with clients ranging from film studios to top talent to major brands. Erin has served on the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations including United Friends of the Children and Equality Now. Erin attended Stanford University and UC San Diego, and received her JD from University of San Diego School of Law.