Mary L Futrell currently serves as Assistant Coordinator at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. She brings to this position experience and connections across the city and the country. She has more than 30 years of experience in the health care field. Previously, she served as both the manager of community outreach as well as the director of community relations at a major medical center. She has received numerous awards for her work in the community. In her current position, she works on the Multicultural Community Outreach team. Mary helps to coordinate educational programs and activities for elders of color. She assists in recruiting these seniors for various research opportunities. She has been instrumental in building stronger ties to communities of color and the RADC.