This month’s volunteer spotlight is on Steve Presser, one of our longest-running volunteers here in the Atlanta office. Steve has been volunteering with the Association since around 2005. He first came to us as an intern when he was completing his MSW at UGA. Steve became interested in the Alzheimer’s Association after a very close friend of his was diagnosed and passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Says Steve of the experience: “I saw how tragic it was…a brilliant businessman..his mind just gradually went away.”
Ever since 2004, Steve has worked faithfully with the Alzheimer’s Association at Health Fairs, with the Walk to END Alzheimer’s and on administrative tasks. He has also worked closely with families and individuals of veterans at the VA hospital who were going through the process of getting a dementia diagnosis. A Vietnam veteran himself, Steve has been able to utilize his own experiences to help individuals and families of veterans who were struggling through a special joint venture between Alzheimer’s Association and the VA hospital. Additionally, Steve has also represented the Alzheimer’s Association on the SALT Board: Seniors and Law Enforcement Working Together. SALT works through DeKalb County towards community awareness surrounding elder abuse issues.
Steve has been married to his wife Debi for 19 years. He has 2 children, 7 grandchildren and one chocolate lab named Lexie. We are so happy to have him as a part of our team – thank you Steve for all that you do for so many people!