Harry Johns

Harry Johns is the President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, the global leader in Alzheimer’s and dementia information, advocacy, research and support.

The Alzheimer’s Association has created and driven the public discussion about Alzheimer’s in America, raising the crisis and its devastating human and economic consequences to unprecedented levels of recognition and support. The Association provides care and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with local services across the country, its free Helpline and robust information for millions each month through its website.  The Association’s global leadership in research includes more than $110 million currently invested in research in 19 countries, breakthroughs that have changed the trajectory of dementia research, and serving as a leading convener, annually holding the world’s largest gathering of Alzheimer’s and other dementia researchers as well as many other leadership meetings.

Harry was appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to serve as a member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services from 2011-2017. Following the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit, he was named to the World Dementia Council, and in 2017, he was elected to a two-year term as its chair. He also serves as CEO of the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM), the advocacy arm of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Harry was one of four members of the executive team of the American Cancer Society. He is a graduate of Eckerd College and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.

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