Harry Johns
Board Member

Harry Johns previously served as the President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Impact Movement. 

Under Johns' leadership, the Association created and drove the public discussion about Alzheimer's in America, raising the cause to unprecedented levels of recognition and support and transforming the disease into a movement. Johns' tenure saw the Association accomplish a number of milestones. The Association's global leadership in dementia research reached new highs, with investments of more than $310 million in over 950 projects at the end of his tenure; when Johns took over as president and CEO, those numbers stood at $63 million and 301, respectively. In tandem with the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM), a separately incorporated advocacy affiliate established with Johns' leadership, Association advocacy achieved significant public policy gains, including increases in federal research funding to more than $3.5 billion annually — a seven-fold increase since the National Alzheimer's Project Act was signed into law in 2011.
Due in large part to Johns' leadership, the Association was better positioned than ever to achieve the vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.