Melissa Katz

Melissa Katz

Melissa Katz, senior director of programs and services,  Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center in Westbury.

As the senior Director of Programs and Services at the Long Island Alzheimer’s and Dementia Center, Melissa oversees the social work team.

Melissa joined LIAD in 201 after receiving her B.A. in psychology from Muhlenberg College and her master’s in social work at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in 2013, where she studied clinical work with individuals and families in healthcare settings.

Melissa began her social work career working with Super Storm Sandy survivors and preventing PTSD through counseling services at Visiting Nurse Services of New York. Melissa’s long-time passion for working with seniors, and caregivers, and conducting research, led to her current role.

Melissa has had an integral role in implementing new support services and grant opportunities for family caregivers and their loved ones living with dementia, helping families cope and believe that there is life worth living after diagnosis.

Over the past few years, Melissa has focused on educating and connecting community members with the resources they need to care for their loved ones with dementia through library discussions, training for local legislators, Senators, and collaborations with other social service agencies.

In 2019, Melissa was inducted into the Long Island Business News, “40 Under 40” and was appointed to present the class of 2020 at the annual awards dinner and ceremony.

She is an active member of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island and their Health Equity Alliance.

With the support of her husband, parents, in-laws, and her LIAD Center family, Melissa is proud to be a working mother.

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