Contact Ian Kremer
Speaker Profile (PDF)
Ian Kremer became the LEAD Coalition’s Executive Director in 2012, and has worked on dementia policy for more than two decades. Throughout his career, Kremer has served as a board or advisory committee member for a variety of public service organizations, non-profits and government appointed panels in the fields of aging, technology and health. Kremer holds degrees from Washington University and the University of Michigan School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the American Bar Association.
With Kremer at the helm, the LEAD Coalition has more than doubled in size while contributing to development of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, securing historic increases in funding for dementia research at the National Institutes of Health, and working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Food & Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention to implement bold new programs to improve detection and diagnosis of cognitive impairment. Currently, Kremer is working with national and international organizations designing the future of dementia care practice, a blueprint for dementia care policy, protocols for early detection and diagnosis of cognitive impairment, and strategic initiatives to accelerate the global research enterprise.
Director of Advocacy & Communications
Contact Rachel Maisler
Rachel Maisler is the director of advocacy and communications for the LEAD Coalition. She is responsible for mobilizing stakeholder organizations’ grassroots advocacy and coordinated media initiatives, while shaping the Coalition’s regulatory strategy, policy analysis and development. She also oversees the website, newsletters and other strategic communications initiatives.
Rachel comes to the LEAD Coalition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During her eight-year tenure, she held positions at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services working on the implementation of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs as well as in the CMS Press Office. She served as deputy communications director for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, as a public affairs officer for the Administration for Community Living, and developed a framework for implementing philanthropic partnerships at the Administration for Children & Families.
Rachel holds master’s degree in management of aging services from the Erickson School at UMBC, and a bachelor’s in journalism from Temple University. She’s an avid city cyclist, wanderer of the world, and based in Washington, D.C.