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Anna Milter

Content Producer

Anna graduated from UC Davis, where she majored in English and minored in Professional Writing. During her undergraduate career, Anna worked as a freelance content producer and managing editor for effect84 Development, a Bay Area based web and mobile application company. She also volunteered at the Memory and Aging Center while pursuing her bachelor’s degree, writing blogs and editing grant proposals. Anna holds specialized skills in technical communication and user experience documentation.

At the MAC, Anna works as a content producer. She supports a wide variety of projects, including the Care Ecosystem study and the Quest Diagnostics Neurobehavioral Screening program.

Esther Rah

Care Team Navigator

Esther graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Sociology in 2013. During her undergraduate career, Esther volunteered as a research assistant for the Ron Dahl Youth Development lab studying adolescent risk taking behavior and as a crisis hotline counselor for Bay Area Women Against Rape. Before joining the MAC, Esther worked at the San Francisco VA Medical Center as the IRB coordinator for the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases. She was also a study coordinator for the Department of Defense Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative under Dr. Michael Weiner.

At the Memory and Aging Center, Esther is a Care Team Navigator for the Care Ecosystem study. The study aims to learn more about the needs of both patients with dementia and their families, while improving patient care and reducing care costs.

Outside of work, Esther enjoys biking, reading and finding the best coffee and baked goods in the Bay Area.

Reilly Walker

Care Team Navigator

Reilly graduated from Tufts University in Spring 2015, where he majored in biology and minored in entrepreneurial leadership. As an undergraduate, Reilly volunteered in the Trimmer Neuromechanics and Biomimetic Devices Laboratory, studying locomotion in soft-bodied insects and assisting in the development and creation of biomimetic soft robots. Prior to attending Tufts, Reilly founded a successful summer sports camp in Portland, Oregon.

At the Memory and Aging Center, Reilly is a Care Team Navigator for the Care Ecosystem study. The study aims to learn more about the needs of both patients with dementia and their families, while improving patient care and reducing care costs.

Reilly spends most of his free time outdoors skiing, surfing or playing soccer with friends.

Marite Carrasco

Recruitment Coordinator

Marite graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in psychology and ethnic studies. While studying at San Jose State, Marite was involved with the Mental Health Ambassador program, where she worked alongside the Counseling and Psychological Center to help increase mental health literacy, provide multiculturally responsive services and reduce mental health stigma. Marite completed her honors thesis under Dr. Wei-Chien Lee investigating the alarmingly low college retention rates of first generation minority students.

Continuing to follow her passion to help underserved populations, Marite worked as a Health Educator at Stanford University in an effort to prevent childhood obesity and promote healthy behaviors for low-income Latino families with overweight children. Marite joined the Memory and Aging Center in May 2015 as a recruitment coordinator where she is leading enrollment efforts for the Care Ecosystem study. The study aims to learn more about the needs of both patients with dementia and their family, while improving the care of these patients and reducing costs in the future.

In her free time, Marite enjoys cooking, riding her bike and exploring what the Bay Area has to offer.

Hilary Heuer, PhD

Specialist

Dr. Heuer studies eye movements in aging and neurodegenerative disease as part of Dr. Adam Boxer's laboratory.

Kelly O'Leary

Research Coordinator

Kelly joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2015. She is a study coordinator for clinical research on prion diseasesand research assistant to Dr. Michael Geschwind.

Stacy Metcalf

Research Coordinator

Stacy joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2015. She is the research coordinator for Dr. Michael Geschwind’s clinical research on prion diseases.

Divya Krishnakumar

Research Coordinator

Divya joined the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in 2015. She is the research coordinator for Dr. Michael Geschwind’s clinical research on Huntington's disease and spinocerebellar ataxias. She also coordinates Dr. Geschwind’s projects investigating familial progressive supranuclear palsy and Guam PDC-ALS.

Marita Meyer

Dyslexia Center coordinator

Marita graduated from UCLA in June 2015 with a bachelor's degree in psychobiology. During her time as an undergraduate, she volunteered in the Tiwari-Woodruff lab investigating the relationship between gestational testosterone and myelination during development and disease. Additionally, she spent time in James Waschek’s lab studying the role of neuropeptides in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. Marita joined the team as the Dyslexia Center coordinator in July 2015.

Isabel Sible

Clinical Research Coordinator

Isabel Sible graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 with a degree in cognitive science. At Berkeley, she contributed to research on social and emotional changes that can occur in neurodegenerative diseases under the guidance of Dr. Robert Levenson. Additionally, she worked on a project in Dr. Robert Knight’s lab that focused on reconstructing music from intra-cranial recordings of the human brain.

Isabel joined the Memory and Aging Center in May of 2015. She is a clinical research coordinator to Drs. Bill Seeley and Virginia Sturm, examining how neurodegeneration of neural systems gives rise to changes in emotion and social functioning.

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