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Das Narayandas & Sunitha Das, Hampus & Lianor Hillerstrom, and Chris Senna & Samantha Johnston invite you to
an intimate evening of hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and lively conversation about the urgent inequities facing the Down syndrome community today.

Event Details

About guest speaker
Phyllis Barkman Ferrell

About Down syndrome
and Alzheimer’s disease


DATE: Thursday, October 5

TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The home of Sunitha Das & Das Narayandas
147 Stanton Ave
Newton, MA 02466

RSVP by October 1

RSVP here

About our guest speaker

phyllis photoPhyllis Ferrell is the Global Head of External Engagement for Alzheimer’s disease and Neurodegeneration at Eli Lilly & Company, where she previously served as the leader of the Global Alzheimer’s disease development team. She also currently serves on secondment as the Acting Director of the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative Healthcare System Preparedness initiative. Ferrell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and management from DePauw University and received an MBA in general management and a certificate in public management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2001.

Phyllis is a current member of the World Dementia Council, an advisory committee member of the Milken Institute Center for Future of Aging and the USC Clinical Trial Recruiting Laboratory, and a strategic reviewer for the Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Discovery Foundation Diagnostics Accelerator. Phyllis is also on the Boards of Directors for Alzheimer’s Research UK EDoN, Gates Ventures Alzheimer’s Disease Data Initiative, the Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Indianapolis 500 Festival. Phyllis is a founding member of Women Against Alzheimer’s and Women of Impact Boone County; co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Council and the alumna sponsor of the Women in Economics and Business Program at DePauw University. Phyllis is passionate about Alzheimer’s advocacy and inclusion so that other boys don’t have to grow up without their grandfathers’ presence as her sons did.