MaryAnne was a caregiver and healthcare advocate for her parents for 20+ years. She is a renowned speaker and educator on family caregiver issues and dementia, as she and her husband have 3-out-of-4 parents impacted by the disease. She is an outspoken advocate of person-centered healthcare transformation, family caregiver empowerment, and Alzheimer’s education. Her personal story has been featured in Kiplinger, New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.
MaryAnne serves as Patient Research Partner and Ambassador for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and Advisor for the National Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patient & Caregiver-Powered Research Network, bringing the voices of patients and family caregivers to medical research. She is the CEO of Sterling Health IT Consulting, focused on health policy and information technology, health literacy, consumer/patient engagement, and communication. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.