Guishard Appointed to National Directors Board

The Alzheimer’s Association has named Dozene Guishard of New Rochelle to its National Board of Directors. Guishard is the first Hudson Valley Chapter board member to serve on the National Board, having previously served as chairwoman of the Hudson Valley’s advisory board from 2019-21 and as a board member for the past seven years.

“The Hudson Valley Chapter is extremely proud to see one of our own ascend to the National Board,” said Executive Director David Sobel. On a personal note, this honor is going to a most deserving person, as Dozene and I have worked side by side for many years, and she is second to none. I am excited that she will have a voice guiding this incredible organization into the future.”

Guishard is the director of Health and Wellness Initiatives at Carter Burden Network (CBN) and co-principal investigator to an Administration on Community Living funded Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) project of CBN. She leads CBN’s Health and Wellness Initiatives through strategic partnership development, program design and implementation, research and evaluation. She previously served as director of CBN Metro East 99thStreet Adult Day Program, which supported the transition of long-term care residents to independent community living in an affordable housing development.

Prior to joining CBN, Guishard was executive director of the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services’ award-winning Livable Communities project.
Guishard has conducted research and co-authored articles and publications on multiple aging–related topics and strategic partnership development. She has held a variety of adjunct faculty positions at Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity of Hunter College, and Monroe College School of Allied Health Professions.

She presently serves on Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York Health + Hospitals Community Advisory Board and One City Health Strategic Advisory Workgroup. She is also chairwoman of the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Guishard earned her doctorate from St. John Fisher College in executive leadership, a master’s degree in gerontological administration from the New School University and a bachelor’s degree in social gerontology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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