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Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of people whose lives have been touched by LBD as well as professionals with a deep dedication to our mission.

Mike Koehler Mike Koehler, president, Mike brings expansive experience to the LBDA Board of Directors in working with two of the world's largest not-for-profit professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians. His career includes many years of experience in consumer, business to business, and healthcare publishing, as well as the continuing medical education arena. Mike is a Senior Partner at Acknowledgment Design Studios.
Angela Herron Angela Herron, president emeritus and Treasurer, is an independent business consultant with 25 years of experience in health care financial consulting. She was the founder of a national business consulting firm specializing in planning, development, and financial services to hospitals and health systems, medical groups, and other health care providers. She serves on the board of the Lone Star Chapter of the Health Care Financial Management Association and resides in Dallas-Fort Worth with her husband, Jay.
Shannon McCarty-Caplan Shannon McCarty-Caplan, vice president, is pleased to bring her marketing experience to LBDA’s Board of Directors. She works in global product marketing for Trend Micro and also volunteers her time as a marketing consultant for a variety of small businesses and non-profit organizations. Shannon helped to care for her father, who had Parkinson’s disease and LBD, for seven years until he passed away in 2010. She lives in Chicago with her family. 
Tamara Real Tamara Real, secretary, has turned the struggle of her husband Carl’s LBD diagnosis into a positive for LBD families by starting an LBD Support Group in Ann Arbor, organizing Community Fundraising Events and participating in the LBD Awareness Movement. Tamara brings to the LBDA Board of Directors extensive experience in nonprofit arts organizations, including experience in strategic planning, marketing and communications, as well as advocacy and programming.
Christina Christie Christina M. Christie joins the LBDA board and brings not only her personal LBD experience, as her father was diagnosed with LBD, but also business acumen. Tina has an MBA with a concentration in Management and has worked for the chemical manufacturing firm, CRC Industries, Inc. for more than ten years.
James Galvin James Galvin, M.D. began his service to LBDA as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council, where he continues to guide the association's scientific activities. He is a professor of neurology and psychiatry at New York University, where he is director of clinical operations at the Center of Excellence on Brain Aging and director of the Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment. Jim’s experience with Lewy body dementia is both professional and personal, as his grandfather had both Parkinson’s and symptoms of Lewy body dementia.
Todd Graham Todd Graham brings to the LBDA Board of Directors extensive senior level experience in healthcare and medical education marketing and communications, with particular emphasis in medical education and online technologies. Todd is currently the Principal for CoMeg Partners, LLC and works with prestigious clients, including The New England Journal of Medicine and The American Board of Family Medicine.
Max Kaftal Max Kaftal father was diagnosed with LBD in 2007, and he knows firsthand the family struggles associated with the disease. He has been involved with LBDA and organized an event to benefit LBDA. He is excited to bring to the LBDA Board of Directors extensive experience in financial analysis, and is currently an Investment Banking Associate with Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P.
Norma Loeb Norma Loeb for more than ten years has been the primary caregiver for her mother who has LBD. Norma is also the support group facilitator for two LBD support groups in New York, and ran the eldercare group at The New York Times where she worked for many years as an Executive Assistant. She also helped found and is currently the Executive Director of the nonprofit, What BETTER Looks Like.
Debbie McCoy-Massey Debbie McCoy-Massey comes to LBDA with a passion for research that improves the human condition. Debbie is the Senior Manager of Operations, Extramural Research at American Cancer Society and previously was the research program officer for the national Arthritis Foundation for 21 years. She also served as a primary caregiver for both her parents and is based in Atlanta.