YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

COMMUNITY VIRTUAL EVENT

Young Professionals (YoPros) across the nation are invited to join us in our mission to Turn on the Lights for Lorenzo’s House on November 3rd, 2022 at 8:00pm CT.

Young Professionals (YoPros) are the next generation of change-makers across the nation!
By raising awareness and advocating with younger voices, YoPros magnify the Lorenzo’s House mission of bringing light to younger-onset dementia.

Our Young Professionals community was created to help magnify Lorenzo’s House mission of bringing light to younger-onset dementia by using the talents and voices of people working in various professional industries. We believe that young adults show up uniquely in their communities, and we hope that by advocating with younger voices working, our cause will be magnified and shared in new and creative ways.

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Young Professionals Board

Alisha Stickney

Based in LA, Alisha is a filmmaker and comedian focused on cause-driven projects and uplifting others. As a daughter of Alz, she honors her late mother Donna through Lorenzo’s House.
Alisha’s LinkedIn

Audra McShane

Audra’s life drastically changed when her mom was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s in 2018 at age 56. Audra is also involved with a Maryland-based non-profit, YES (Young-Onset Dementia Education & Support), and has found a platform to share her story with her mom on TikTok (@audpod06). Audra’s LinkedIn

Atzin Villarreal Sosa

Atzin Villarreal Sosa is a law student at Duke University School of Law. Prior to law school, Atzin attended Williams College & worked at M&T Bank in Buffalo, NY.
Atzin’s LinkedIn 

Ayal Bark

Ayal’s degree in Cognitive Science from McGill University has led him to a wide range of work experience within healthcare, nonprofits, and other industries. Having been a caretaker in his early 20s, Ayal has a profound reverence for the practice of showing up and choosing to love in the face of illness and loss. Ayal’s LinkedIn

Becca Shulla

When Becca’s Uncle Lorenzo was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s and Lorenzo’s House was created, she knew she needed to get involved in any way she could. She hopes that the Young Professionals Board will help advance the overall mission and give families with a younger-onset diagnosis a place to call home. Becca’s LinkedIn

Brian Straughn

Lorenzo’s House holds a place near-and-dear to Brian’s heart, as his father has early onset. Brian is a corporate attorney in New York City, having received his law degree from Boston University School of Law. Brian’s LinkedIn

Casey Pax

Casey Pax is an art therapist who graduated from the School of the Art Institute in 2019.  She has worked as a full-time art therapist at the Mather, a life plan community in Evanston Illinois for the last three years. Casey’s LinkedIn

Constance Brasher

Constance is a healthcare professional with nearly 15 years of experience and work with older adults in a multitude of settings, including adult day service, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing facilities, and adult psychiatric hospitals. Constance’s LinkedIn

Elizabeth Bilsborough

She is a Neuroendovascular Surgery/Stroke Nurse Practitioner and Nursing PhD candidate at Emory University. As a clinician-researcher, my passion is integrating the best scientific evidence and clinical expertise to improve the lives of patients and families navigating neurological conditions. Elizabeth’s LinkedIn

Erica Steiner

Erica Steiner became her mom Robin’s sole, full time caregiver following the unexpected passing of her dad in 2020. Since then, Erica has documented their dementia journey to educate, entertain and help others learn how to tackle a terrible disease with lightheartedness and humor. Erica’s LinkedIn 

Eric Straughn

Eric was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and now lives in Chicago and works at a law firm as a banking and financial services attorney. Lorenzo’s House is a special cause for Eric as his father, Michael, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Eric’s LinkedIn

Giovanna Manson-Hing

Giovanna is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and currently works as the Deputy Director at the Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s (YMAA).  She is an aspiring dementia expert with nearly a decade of professional caregiving experience assisting hundreds of older adults with activities of daily living in the comfort of their homes. Giovanna’s LinkedIn

Luis Cordero

From a young age, Luis was the primary caregiver to his late mother, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and later with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. His grandmother was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease soon after he left for college. Both of these experiences fueled his passion for understanding innovative models of care and accessibility. Luis’ LinkedIn

Patti LaFleur

Patti’s background is in Elementary Education as a Kindergarten teacher for the last 9 years. As her mother’s full time caretaker, she finds joy in her role and the partnership daily. She also launched a monthly informal support group for Young Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia on Facebook. Patti’s LinkedIn

Alisha Stickney

Audra McShane

Atzin Villarreal Sosa

Ayal Bark

Becca Shulla

Brian Straughn

Casey Pax

Constance Brasher

Elizabeth Bilsborough

Erica Steiner

Eric Straughn

Giovanna
Manson-Hing

Luis Cordero

Patti LaFleur

Board applications are currently closed, but if you’d like more information and would like to be notified if an opening becomes available, please email .