Miller Piggott, MSW, has served as ACA’s Executive Director since 1996. She served as the Education Coordinator and Director of the UAB Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center from 1991 to 2010. She is a board member of the Elder Foundation which is raising money and awareness for the Meals-on-Wheels program and supporting Twilight Wish, a national nonprofit that grants wishes to economically disadvantaged seniors. She is a founding member of Women Against Alzheimer’s.
Miller also serves on the Alabama Department of Senior Services’ advisory committee assisting with the implementation of the Center for Health Care Strategies grant, Helping States Support Families Caring for an Aging America. Alabama was one of five states chosen to participate in this initiative supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Milbank Memorial Fund, the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Vance Holder has been on staff at Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) since 2007. His responsibilities include procuring corporate and private donations, grant writing and event coordination. His previous experience includes 23 years in marketing and management of continuing care retirement housing in Florida and Alabama. His personal and professional experience with Alzheimer’s disease prepared him to assist families calling ACA for help. He serves on the board of the Alabama Interfaith Coalition on Aging and the Alabama Family Trust. He received a degree in Public Relations from The University of Alabama in 1982.
Sherri Sparks has served as ACA’s Financial Services Coordinator since April of 2013. In addition to years of accounts receivable experience, she also brought excellent organizational skills and a creative mind. Her organizational side helps ACA run smoothly and her creative side helps make our events more colorful, successful, and fun!
Cindy Kirkland joined ACA as Program Coordinator in 2015 after several years of home care staffing management. She spends much of her day talking with the families who are caring for a loved one at home and is on our programs and services. She is a friendly and comfortable voice for these caregivers. They welcome her calls as she may be the only person with whom they can share their feelings and concerns.