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© 2015 Memory Matters Utah / Nevada

About Memory Matters Utah/Nevada

Founded on March 23, 2012, Memory Matters Utah/Nevada, formerly the Alzheimer's and Dementia Society, meets the growing needs of our senior population. As a 501(C)(3) service organization in Southern Utah and Southeastern Nevada, we believe in passionately empowering individuals, families and communities with support, education and caregiving.  With the help of volunteers and the generous support of donors, we are able to walk alongside those who are navigating the difficult path of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and caregiving.


LuAnn Lundquist
Founder/ Executive Director

LuAnn passionately serves caregivers and those with dementia in our community.  She is a graduate of then Dixie College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University with a General Studies degree in Social and Behavioral Science and is a licensed Therapeutic Recreational Technician (TRT). She has worked in the field for 12 years and cared for family members with dementia. 

Janet Thatcher Labrum
Program Director

Janet originally joined the Memory Matters team as the Activities Coordinator. Janet has extensive experience in the elder care field and has been a valuable addition to Memory Matters in her role as the Program Director. 

Michelle Hepworth
Activity Manager

Michelle recently relocated to Saint George Utah from Rexburg Idaho. She comes to Memory Matters with Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Business Office Management Experience. She is committed to excellence in client services and values the importance of Alzheimer's and Dementia Care by engaging happily with seniors and volunteers.  Michelle prides herself in being a compassionate, dependable, and a responsible person who helps with communication skills. She has a warm, loving, manner about her and is a real asset to our team.

Desiree Almond Dana
Activity Coordinator

Desiree is from Northern Utah and has lived in our area for the past 5 years. She is a compassionate leader who enjoys engaging seniors and volunteers with her outgoing, happy personality. Desiree's enthusiasm and fun ideas are a great boost to the Memory Activity Club.

Board Members

Executive Board

Jenny Jones - Executive President

Founding Partner in the law firm of Faux, Walker, and Jones. PLLC

Tony Wrigley - Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Geriatric Health Care

St. George, UT

Connie Zdunich - Public Relations

Spilsbury Mortuary

St. George, UT

Gary Maxfield - Board Specialist

Emergency Services, Retired

St. George, UT

Gerry Thamert, LCSW - Board Specialist

Public & Social Services

St. George, UT

Harold Tanner - Fun Art Director

ISID Interior Designer and Display World Magazine Design Gold Medalist

Represented by Hayden-Hayes Broadmoor Gallery

Executive Board (cont.)
Advisory Board

Sharon Shores - Board Specialist / Interfaith

Registered Nurse

Hurricane, UT

Mary Hatch - Board Specialist / Accounting

Washington, UT

Kurt B. Lundquist, MPT

Coral Desert Rehabilitation

St. George, UT

Susan Ann Stauffer, PhD

Retired Instructor

University of Utah College of Social Work

St. George, UT

Member Emeritus Executive Board

LuAnn Lundquist BS, TRT

Board President

Founder and Executive Director

Rodney W. Smith

Executive President

Retired leader in sales and marketing Ruters Newspaper, California

Jerry Rasmussen

Board Treasurer

Deputy Auditor

Washington County Clerk/Auditor's Dept.

Murray Gubler

Board Specialist

Retired Bank Executive

St. George, UT

Thomas J. Adams

Founding Board Treasurer

St. George, UT

Beth Cottam

Exec. Sec./Treasurer

Social Worker, Retired Director of Human Services and Aging, Published Author 

Mitzi Pollock Sullivan

Caregiver, Former Office Manager

Alzheimer Association

St. George, UT

Jone' Koford

Board Specialist

Operations Officer for Senior Services

Dixie Regional Medical Center

Member Emeritus Advisory Board

Nick Lang

CPA with Hinton Burdick, MBA,

Financial Planner

Carolyn Stuercke, LCSW

Founding Board Member

LCSW Social Worker

Applegate Home Health & Hospice

Teri Koenig, MS

Founding Board Member

Intermountain Health Care

Health and Performance Center

Tyler Hoskins

Civil Engineer, Project Manager

Jviation, Inc.

Lisa Beck,BS

Public Relations Manager

Frontline Public Involvement

Patrick Sapio

Founding Board Member

Social Worker, Speaker, Teacher

Clfford "Bill" Chaney

Executive VP, Retired Director of Human Services & Aging, Leader in Aviation w/

United Airlines, FedEx, SkyWest & FAA

Ruth Handley

Retired Educator

US Department of Defense

Laura Alldredge

MS Edu /Special Education Endorsement

Cognitive Trainer


Lane Ronnow


"A Story To Tell" DSU CEC-TV

Marjory Atkinson, RN

Retired Nursing Teacher

St. George, UT

Theresa Shinedling


Martin Shinedling

Neuro Psychologist

Kim Likens

Director of Volunteer Services

Applegate Homecare & Hospice