Board of Directors

Vince Bodiford – Director and President. He is the founding chairman of the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Network. Vince is a 35+ year veteran of the media business. He lives in Farmington Hills, MI and Cheyenne, WY. He is the president and CEO of NewsMakers Media, CEO of NewsNET, and publisher of The Cheyenne Post. He was personally impacted by Alzheimer’s disease within his family and lost a dear personal friend to the disease. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Vince’s passionate leadership aligns with his compassion and desire to help those providing care for loved ones with  Alzheimer’s disease.

Thomas O’Connor, Esq. – Director and Treasurer. Attorney at Law. Mr. O’Connor is a Southern California based semi-retired attorney. He lives in Mission Viejo, CA and Burbank, CA. Mr. O’Connor has practiced law for 35 years, and he is a former U.S. Navy lieutenant and pilot. His appointment to the organizational board is made due to his broad expertise in legal affairs, ethics and conduct, and his compassion and desire to help those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Jimmy Orr

Jimmy Orr – Director and Secretary. Mr. Orr is the former Managing Editor, Digital, for the Los Angeles Times.  He also served as White House spokesman and Director of Digital Strategy for President George W. Bush and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming where he owns a media consulting practice. His appointment to the board is made due to his expertise in digital communications, media expertise, and his compassion and desire to help those affected by Alzheimer’s.

Staff

Tyler MacEachran, MPA – Executive Director, Vice President of Development. Mr.  MacEachran brings more than two decades of non-profit leadership and fundraising excellence to the Alzheimer’s Caregivers Network. He most recently raised over $35M for one of the largest United Way’s annual corporate campaigns. Tyler has successfully led several health-related non-profits. Having lost his grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease, Tyler is intimately aware of the terrible toll the disease can have on caregivers’ emotional, physical, financial and mental health.

Dana Eble – Communications Specialist. Ms. Eble is a media relations professional with experience in earned media, thought leadership and strategic communications. She has earned features for clients in outlets like The New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and more. Ms. Eble first became acquainted with Alzheimer’s disease and the impact it has on families through her sorority in college, where she has volunteered and fundraised for nearly a decade.

Elle Kowalski – Administrative Project Coordinator. Ms. Kowalski has more than two decades of experience in office management. Previously serving as an executive administrative assistant with Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA, now Stellantis) world headquarters, she assisted on the product development team. Ms. Kowalski ensures our office runs efficiently.