About Memory Matters Utah
Founded on March 23, 2012, Memory Matters Utah, 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, 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.
MEET THE TEAM
Founder/ Executive Director
LuAnn passionately serves caregivers and those with dementia in our community.
LuAnn is a licensed Therapeutic Recreational Technician (TRT).
LuAnn has worked in the field since 2002, serving as a Recreation Department Head in an SNF and as a Regional Manager and Statewide Education Coordinator for the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association before founding the nonprofit.
She has completed training in Maintain your Brain, Foundations of Dementia Care Trainer, Dementia Dialogues Trainer, and has been an in-home caregiver for family.
LuAnn has been recognized by the Local Red Cross Community Hero Award, The Chamber of Commerce Element Award and her biography is in the 2023 Marquis Who's Who.
Activity Club Planner
Rebecca, "Becca", graduated from BYU Idaho in 2023
Jackie has been an important part of the Memory Matters Utah team since 2018. She is a 2015 graduate from the University of Phoenix with a BS degree in Business Administration.
She oversees office activities and keeps things running smoothly. She serves as office manager, administrative assistant and enjoys being with clients in the Memory Matters Utah Activity Club.
Jackie has served as a live-in caregiver for seniors with dementia for the past 12 years. Her favorite things in life are being with her family and friends. She loves being a "Glammy" to her 5 grandchildren. Her hobbies include cooking, playing sports, caring for children, the elderly, and animals.
Joni Hilliard Crane
Executive Vice President
MEMBER EMERITUS EXECUTIVE BOARD
Rodney W. Smith
Tomas J. Adams
MEMBER EMERITUS ADVISORY BOARD
EMERITUS ADVISORY BOARD
Clifford "Bill" Chaney
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