Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter names new Executive Director – OBX Today

Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter names new Executive Director - OBX Today
Christine John-Fuller. (Submitted)

The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter has recently promoted veteran leader Christine John-Fuller to the role of executive director where she will oversee the Alzheimer’s Association’s impact within the 51 eastern counties of the state.

John-Fuller has been with the Alzheimer’s Association for seven years overseeing communications and one of the organization’s development campaigns for both the Western Carolina and Eastern North Carolina Chapters. Prior to this role, she served as the president and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter.

“Christine has added so much value to our organization through her breadth of experience, her passion for the cause and collaborative leadership that has helped strengthen our impact across the state,” said Katherine Lambert, Alzheimer’s Association Regional Leader for NC, SC & GA. “We look forward to seeing her continue to move the needle forward on our mission to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.”

“I am honored to be entrusted to help lead the Eastern North Carolina Chapter in fulfilling the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission,” said John-Fuller. “Like many, I was introduced to the heart-wrenching realities of Alzheimer’s far too early in life as a teenage caregiver for my grandmother. It was that experience that drove my decision to align my work and passion with the Alzheimer’s Association. This personal journey, combined with the people I’ve met and the stories I’ve heard since my time with the organization began continues to drive me with even greater force.”

The executive director position was previously held by Lisa Roberts, a long-time executive with the organization who passed away earlier this year.