Board of Directors

Deborah Witt

Kevin D. Gunner

Brandon Dukes
Board Member

Gail Lansidel
Board Member

Richard Lansidel
Board Member

Karen Sebilian
Board Member

Polly Stacy
Board Member

Jeannine Welton
Board Member


The Alzheimer’s Foundation of Central California was established in 1993, by a local neurologist, David Ira Margolin M.D., PhD. His accomplished goal was to provide local state-of-the-art education, research and care to Alzheimer’s patients.

In 1999, the Alzheimer’s Foundation opened their office in Fresno, California and began offering services, care programs and assistance to families in our local area, which now covers from Merced to Tulare and points in between.

Marie Espinola, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of Central California,
has been in the healthcare field for the past 40 years.  She has served the valley as an Acute Care and Skilled Nursing Administrator in a small rural community and as an Executive Director of a Home Health and Hospice Agency in Fresno.

Assisting our senior population with health and social needs has always been her priority and working at the Alzheimer’s Foundation enables her to assist families in need of services with support as they live with the progressive degenerative disease “Alzheimer’s”.