Board of Directors

Our board is composed of a diverse group whose lives have been touched by LBD, as well as professionals with a deep dedication to our mission.

Christina Christie

Christina M. Christie, President

Tina holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management and has worked for the chemical manufacturing firm, CRC Industries, Inc. for more than fifteen years. She has organized a Lewy body Dementia Awareness Walk annually with great success since 2014 in Jamison, PA. Tina’s father had Lewy body dementia, motivating to dedicate her time and talents to LBDA.

Shannon McCarty-Caplan

Shannon McCarty-Caplan, Vice President

Shannon is pleased to bring over 20 years of marketing experience to LBDA’s Board of Directors. She currently runs marketing for a global consumer packaged goods company. Shannon’s experience includes running marketing teams within the high-tech software and digital marketing industries. She also volunteers her time as a marketing consultant for a variety of small businesses and other non-profit organizations. Shannon helped to care for her father, who had LBD with Parkinson’s disease for seven years until he passed away. She lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Marshall Cannon, Secretary

Marshall Cannon, Secretary

Marshall brings a creative approach to the LBDA Board, with more than twenty years of marketing experience including graphic design ,project management, and brand strategy. He has worked with some of the world’s top companies like Gap, Symantec, Yahoo!, and McAfee. In 2013, Marshall began volunteering with LBDA before joining the Board of Directors. Currently, he is a consultant in Northeast Ohio.

James Galvin

James Galvin, M.D., Director at Large

Dr. Galvin 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 at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Galvin’s experience with Lewy body dementia is both professional and personal, as his grandfather had both Parkinson’s and symptoms of Lewy body dementia.

Andy Matteis

Andy Matteis, Treasurer

Andy brings an extensive background in finance and management gleaned from his 25 year career in the investment and financing business to LBDA. Andy lost his brother to Lewy body dementia and he feels passionate about LBDA’s mission to bring more resources and focus on this disease. Andy is a retired Wall Street executive and now serves as an independent board member with several organizations, also teaching and mentoring.

Roger Bean, Director

Roger Bean, Director at Large

Roger Bean began his career with a CPA firm in Cincinnati, Ohio and worked there and with another CPA firm for approximately twenty-five years. With the experience Roger has gained serving for the past two decades as the COO and CFO of the American Board of Family Medicine and its related foundations, he brings knowledge of association finances, operational complexities and strategic planning and initiatives to the LBDA board.

Carla Abdelnour, Board Member

Carla Abdelnour, PhD., Director at Large

Dr. Abdelnour  is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Neurology and Neurological Sciences Department of Stanford University. She obtained her medical degree in Venezuela, and completed her neurology residency training in Spain. Because of her special interest in neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Abdelnour conducted her PhD in dementia with Lewy body disease research, and was member of the steering committee of the European dementia with Lewy bodies consortium (E-DLB). She aims to understand the biological underpinnings of the disease to develop diagnostic tools and therapeutic targets, with a patient-centered approach.