Board of Directors

  • President and CEO, Jamie Tyrone, RN
  • Secretary / Treasurer, Douglas Tyrone
  • Member, Jack Flanagan, CPA
  • Member, Dr. Adam Fleisher, MD
  • Member, Lynda Everman

B.A.B.E.S, “Beating Alzheimer’s by Embracing Science” is a powerful and dedicated non-profit, 501 (c)(3), organization committed to raising funds and increasing awareness for the most promising research in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. By harnessing the synergy of those who are most affected by this insidious disease, we will succeed in our passionate mission so that one day the burden of living with the effects of AD will no longer have to be endured by the next generation.

We also rejoice in the contribution that our men make in supporting us in all that we do to make a difference.

President and CEO, Jamie Tyrone, RN

Jamie Tyrone is an RN, marketing executive, and advocate. Founder and CEO of B.A.B.E.S., “Beating Alzheimer’s by Embracing Science”, she founded the non-profit, charitable organization which is dedicated to raising funds and the need for research in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Through LEAD (Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease), she participated in clinical workgroups that submitted recommendations to the NAPA Advisory Council, appointed by the Department of Health and Human Services to create the National Plan on Alzheimer’s Disease that was required by the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) and released in May, 2012. She also is a founding member of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s.

Jamie’s family history with Alzheimer’s disease is documented in the CNN award winning film “Filling the Blank”, produced by Filipe Barrel. The documentary brings to light the havoc and devastation this disease inflicts on generations and generations of families, but brings hope through research.

Jamie received her nursing degree from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, California, and was one of the youngest nurses to receive National Board Certification in Perioperative Nursing. Jamie utilized her expertise and knowledge and worked with powerhouse medical companies such as Kendall Healthcare, Caremark, Vencor, and Transitional Hospital Corporation.

In her retirement, Jamie served as Secretary and Board Director to the Silver Gate Yacht Club in San Diego and was honored with the “Starbright” Award in 2005. Today, Jamie has turned her sights on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s. She is proud to say that she is a research participant and now tirelessly works to bring awareness to this insidious disease and to raise the funds necessary for much needed research in the quest to find a cure to end the suffering for the next generation.

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Secretary / Treasurer, Douglas Tyrone

Douglas Tyrone is the Secretary and Treasurer of B.A.B.E.S. “Beating Alzheimer’s by Embracing Science”.

Board certified in Healthcare Safety, Doug currently manages Environmental Health and Safety systems for Scripps Medical Foundation (SMF) comprised of 29 ambulatory clinics and surgical centers. Doug assures safety compliance with the many federal, state and local health care regulations. SMF is part of Scripps Health, a 13,000 employee organization which includes 5 acute care hospitals and 2,600 affiliated physicians. Scripps Clinic has provided top notch care for the San Diego Padres for more than 30 years. US News & World Reports ranks Scripps Health among the nation’s best for heart care.

Before joining Scripps Health, Douglas was the Associate Administrator for Transitional Hospital (THC) Corporation in San Diego, the first hospital in a hospital in California. THC specialized in long term acute respiratory care where patients were quickly returned to independence from ventilator support.

Douglas served as Corporate Director of Medical and Safety for SouthWest Marine in San Diego. The corporate responsibilities required oversight of medical and safety regulations for this large ship repair company with locations in San Diego, San Francisco, San Pedro, CA, Portland OR and America Samoa. Prior to South West Marine, Douglas served 16 years directing Cardio Respiratory Services for Sutter General and Methodist Hospitals in Sacramento.

Douglas graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. in Public Health and Safety.

Member, Jack Flanagan, CPA

Jack currently works as a Senior Director of Finance for Clinical Services at Scripps Coastal Medical Center- part of Scripps Health in San Diego CA. Scripps is a $2.3 billion, integrated health system with five acute-care hospital campuses, 29 outpatient centers throughout San Diego County, and a regional home health service. Scripps employs more than 13,000 healthcare professionals and partners with 2,600 affiliated physicians. Scripps has made the Fortune magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for four consecutive years. Recently it was named by AARP as the No. 1 employer in the nation for workers 50 and older — the first California-based company to take top honors.

Prior to working at Scripps, Jack worked as the Chief Financial Officer of a Medical Group with over 200 Pediatric Specialists working at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. Before his years in pediatric care, he worked in primary care as a Director of Finance in a Management Services Company with Medical Group and Independent Physician Association clients. Prior to his career in healthcare, Jack served 21 years as a U.S. Marine as a combat helicopter pilot, and logistics officer for a combat medical battalion. Jack has experience with medical group management, financial structures, physician compensation models, California Medical Foundations and healthcare mergers & acquisitions.

Member, Dr. Adam Fleisher, MD

Adam S. Fleisher, MD, MAS, currently serves as the Director of Brain Imaging at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute. He is an Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences, at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where he is the Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study. Dr. Fleisher received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York, and obtained his general neurology training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He then completed a clinical and research dementia fellowship at UCSD, as well as a Master’s degree of advanced studies in clinical research. An expert in the field of imaging for studying the earliest evidence of Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain, Dr. Fleisher has been a project director, principal investigator, or co-investigator in many clinical trials related to chronic neurological conditions, including dementia. He is well published in the field of dementia clinical trials and imaging, having authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters.

Lynda Everman

Lynda Everman has spent most of her adult life as a caregiver, first for her dad who, in 1994, showed symptoms of vascular dementia, and then for her husband who was diagnosed w MCI in 1997 and passed away in 2012. In 2010 she stepped out from the shadows and silence of caregiving to join fellow advocate Kathy Siggins in a national campaign for a semi postal stamp to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. Like Jamie, she is a founding member of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s and has recently served as convener to ClergyAgainstAlzheimer’s. A retired Human Resources professional from the University of California, she is determined to change the trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease through public policy and increased funding for biomedical research.

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