Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

Stephanie Evans-Ariker

Stephanie Evans-Ariker (she/her/hers) serves as the Director of External Relations at AFA. In her role since 2021, Stephanie oversees membership, membership grant funding and support, youth leadership programs in schools and universities, teen scholarship awards, and AFA’s signature AFA Educating America Tour. A nurse by education, Stephanie spent the first part of her career at the bedside before moving into the aging services space with a focus on operations. For over 19 years, Stephanie served as an executive director of assisted and independent living communities, geriatric care management organizations, and adult day health centers. Stephanie has also used her expertise to support clients as a geriatric care manager, End of Life Doula (EOLD), and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). Dedicated to the education and support of family caregivers, she continues to facilitate a caregiver support group monthly. Stephanie also serves on the Board of Directors for the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut in the role of secretary. When Stephanie is not working, she volunteers with Gods Love We Deliver and other small community-based initiatives, spending time with her family and dogs, traveling, and enjoying live music.