“We are pleased to have Greg join the AAOC family,” said Jim McAleer, president and CEO of AAOC. “As Alzheimer’s has directly affected Greg’s family, it yields tremendous personal passion and drive that inspires his dedication, which makes him an excellent addition to our board of directors.”
Mech is managing director for CAPROCK Group, a wealth management firm with offices in Newport Beach. Previously, he served in the same capacity for Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., and was the former president of Silverlakes Park LLC, where he was responsible for developing the largest youth soccer and sports facility in North America. He brings extensive experience in nonprofits, having served on the boards of the Chicago YMCA, the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts and the Freedom Writer’s Foundation.
“As our population ages, Alzheimer’s disease continues to impact more and more families, including my own,” said Mech. “I joined the board to assist an organization that helped me so much throughout my mother’s diagnosis and look forward to being part of a well-respected team that continues to fill the critical needs of those affected by dementia.”
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.4 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death nationally and the fourth-leading cause in Orange County. For more information about its programs and services, visit: http://www.alz.org/
About Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County
The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Since 1982, Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter has been providing programs and services, free of charge, to Orange County residents with Alzheimer’s and related disorders, their families, caregivers, and the community. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative illness that weakens the memory and other cognitive and emotional functions. For more information, call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900, or visit www.alz.org/