Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders

CADRD Personnel

On this page:

Memory and Aging Clinic Faculty

Memory and Aging Clinic Staff


Outreach and Education

Administration and Support

Affiliate Faculty

To see Faculty and Staff Bios, click blue underlined link

Memory and Aging Clinic Faculty

Tom Ala, MD, Associate Professor, Interim Medical Director

Rodger Elble, MD, PhD, Professor

Cindy Womack, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CNRN

Charlene Young, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CNP

Ronald F. Zec, PhD, Associate Professor, Neuropsychologist

Memory and Aging Clinic Staff

Sandra R. Firebaugh, RN, MSN, Administrative Nurse

Stephanie Kohlrus, BS, Researcher - Psychometrist

Carol Phillips, Ambulatory Care Manager

Ann Jirmasek, MA, Clinical Gerontology Specialist

Amy Richey, Licensed Practical Nurse

Click here for the Memory & Aging Clinic


Angela Ardoin, MA - Clinical Research Specialist

Sally Fritz, MA, Researcher - Psychometrist

Erin R. Hascup, PhD - Assistant Professor

Kevin N. Hascup, PhD - Research Associate

Barbara Lokaitis, BA - Clinical Trials Coordinator

Jenna M. Seelbach, RN, BSN - Clinical Research Specialist

Ron Zec, PhD - Associate Professor

Outreach & Education
(including Memory & Aging Network)

Greg Kyrouac, MSEd, Director of Outreach & Education Programs

Maggie Schaver, MPA

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Click here for Memory and Aging Network

Administration & Support

Tom Ala, MD, Associate Professor, Interim Medical Director

Lisa Daniels, BA, Business/Administrative Associate

Carol Forestier, BS, Office Administrator

Karen Riva, Administrative Aide

Teresa Shores, BS, Grants and Contracts Accountant

Jeff Wake, BS, IT Technical Associate

Affiliate Faculty

Andrzej Bartke, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Director of Geriatric Medicine Research, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield

Peter Patrylo, PhD, Department of Physiology, SIU School of Medicine, Carbondale

Greg Rose, PhD, Director, Center for Integrated Research in Cognitive & Neural Sciences, Department of Anatomy, SIU School of Medicine, Carbondale

CADRD is affiliated and shares resources with the SIU School of Medicine Department of Neurology.

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Upcoming Events

20th Annual Memory Loss Conference

Friday, November 13
for professionals

Saturday, November 14
for the general public

Hope Church
3000 Lenhart Road
Springfield, IL 62711

Hope Church is on the West side of Springfield, located on the corner of Bunker Hill Road and Lenhart Road, directly across from Centennial Park.




Healthy Brain Aging

NIA booklet: Preventing Alzheimer's Disease: What Do We Know?"

Brain Health Manifesto
by Ron Zec, PhD

"Staying Sharp"  publications from Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives

ASPECTS article on

by Deborah Allen