President, WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s; Board Member, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Action
Jill is President of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, a Network of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. In that role she leads a campaign to find, fund and implement a cure for Alzheimer’s with a focus on the impact on women. Lesser also serves as a member of the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s board. She is a co-founder of the Global Alliance on Women’s Brain Health and has been as a caregiver for her mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, since 2007.
Previously, Lesser was Executive Director of the Center for Copyright Information.
She collaborated with The Glover Park Group on strategic communications and government relations for clients and served as a Managing Director from 2010-11. She managed domestic policy for America Online until its merger with Time Warner. She was Senior Vice President, Domestic Public Policy for AOL Time Warner, Inc., leading the DC office.
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Tell the President and Congress Medicare MUST cover Alzheimer’s Treatments. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has proposed a new Medicare coverage decision that effectively would block millions of Americans from getting access to life-changing medications to treat Alzheimer’s.
The earlier Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed, the sooner patients and their families can receive the information, care, and support they need. Yet, studies indicate that fewer than half of patients with dementia have been diagnosed by a physician.
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