Our Team

Ian KremerIan Kremer
Executive Director

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Ian Kremer became the LEAD Coalition’s Executive Director in 2012, and has worked on dementia policy for nearly 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 and 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.


C. Grace Whiting
Advocacy & Communications Director
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Media Inquiries: Email or call (202) 525-8985.

C. Grace Whiting joins the LEAD Coalition as the Advocacy & Communications Director, where she will amplify the voice of the coalition as it supports a national movement to fight Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Whiting joins the coalition from the National Alliance for Caregiving where she served most recently as the Director of Strategic Partnerships. Before the Alliance, she worked at the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation as the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Communications and the Special Assistant to the Executive Director. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis School of Law and Louisiana State University. Whiting currently is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the American Society on Aging, and the American Society of Association Executives.

Whiting is excited to bring her background in family caregiving to her work at the LEAD Coalition. She has presented at national and international conferences, including keynote remarks at National Institute of Nursing Research and the National Institutes of Health Office of Rare Diseases Research workshop and a panel presentation on coalition building at the 6th International Carers Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden.