Founded in 2008 as a 501c3 in Chicago, the Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance (LAMDA) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to educate and engage Latino caregivers of Alzheimer’s and Memory disorders family members by providing skill building training, and compassionate support programs.
In 8 years, LAMDA has grown from being a grass-roots organization in Chicago metropolitan area to an organization that provides workshops and training services in five different cities (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Tampa, New York, and Chicago). LAMDA created a curriculum for healthcare providers that is being implemented nationwide. Also, LAMDA created an evidenced-based practice program for caregivers that is sensitive to the Latino community.
LAMDA’s mission has earned recognition, including the Illinois Office of Governor, and Illinois Department on Aging. Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Univision, NBC, La Opinion, and Seattle Times.
Mission Statement:To educate, empower, and engage the Latino caregiver of Alzheimer’s and memory disorders family members by providing skill building training, and compassionate support programs.
President and CEO, The Latino Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Alliance
President of Sinai Community Institute and Executive Vice President of Community Outreach at Sinai Health System
Senior Programs Manager at Alivio Medical Center & ACA Outreach Director
State Director at Addus Healthcare Inc.
Multicultural Outreach Manager, Sinai Community Institute
Meet our CEO:
Mrs. Mizis is the founding executive director of The Latino Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Alliance (LAMDA) headquartered in Chicago, IL. LAMDA is on the frontline of addressing Alzheimer's growing impact on the Latino community and provides direct services to thousands of Latinos struggling with Alzheimer's annually. Constantina Mizis has dedicated over 20 years of service to older Latino adults and their family caregivers, has consulted and trained extensively throughout the United States, and has affiliated with national organizations on the development of programs for the Latino elderly. Mrs. Mizis’ work and commitment to excellence have earned recognition, including the Illinois Office of Governor, and Illinois Department on Aging. NPR, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Univision, NBC, La Opinion, The Washington Post, and Seattle Times, are some of the Media that highlight the efforts of Constantina Mizis on the Latino community who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Prior to founding LAMDA, Mizis served as a multicultural outreach manager for the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter and as a multicultural outreach and community affairs manager at the Sinai Community Institute (SCI).
Constantina Mizis is an active board member and consultant of Nation’s top health committees, such as Mayo Clinic’s National Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patient & Caregiver-Powered Research Network (AD-PCPRN) Governance Board. Constantina currently resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and mini-schnauzer. Constantina studied Philosophy and Arts and Letters at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, in Mexico. She speaks fluent Spanish, Greek, and English.
“Supporting caregivers, protecting our loved ones, diminishing Alzheimer’s in its tracks.”