Leslie Anderson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and attended Mississippi State for both her Bachelors and Masters degrees. After college, she naturally gravitated to the non-profit world, first working for Easter Seals, then spending 15 years at the Red Cross. When the Red Cross reorganized her position moved to Chicago. Being a true Southern belle, she did not. Much to Atlanta’s benefit, Leslie decided to there instead. Today, Leslie is the President and CEO of the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, one of the largest in the country. Leslie tells us that there are at least 200,000 diagnosed cases of Alzheimer’s Disease in the state of Georgia. Her organization provides resources for these victims of the disease, as well as for their families. Though many are familiar with the many MemoryWalks around the state, you might not be familiar with their newest event, Dancing Stars of Atlanta. This year the event will be held on April 16 at the Loews Hotel. For more information about this event, or for resources for yourself or a loved one, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900, or visit them on the web at www.alz.org/georgia.