Luisa Echevarria joined the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Board of Directors in 2012, inspired by her memories of her mother and grandmother, both of whom lived with Alzheimer’s disease.
Luisa is the former Director of Community Empowerment for Univision Communications Inc. in Chicago. She earned several Emmy awards for her public service campaigns and news productions during her 30 year career. She has been a member of the board of directors of Chicago’s El Valor organization for over 20 years. She volunteers her time with several Latino service organizations in the Chicago area including Association House, Casa Central, Mujeres Latinas en Acción and Arden Shore. She joined the board of Chicago’s Equal Hope organization in 2019 and is an advocate for ending health disparities in communities of color.
Luisa was born in Cuba and moved to the Chicago suburb of La Grange in 1961. Luisa and her husband have lived in Chicago’s Lakeview community for the past 30 years.