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Ms. Orien Reid

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Consumer Reporter

Local Address:  Bala Cynwyd , Pennsylvania , United States
10 NBC

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chair of the Board of Directors
    Alzheimer's Association
  • Chair of National Board of Directors
  • Member of the Board of Governors
    National Academy of Television Arts


  • BA
    Clark College in Atlanta
  • MSW
108 Total References
Web References
Care News | W & P Training Centre [cached]
Orien Reid, ADI chairman, said: "We are faced with a ticking time bomb.
25 years of ADI - Interviews | Alzheimer's Disease International [cached]
Orien Reid, Former Chairman
However, with the support of my association in the Dominican Republic and the confidence and support of Orien Reid, my good teacher, here I am today, the Chairman of ADI, a position I never dreamed of holding and for which I am extremely honoured.
Brian Moss became our first Chairman in 1990 and was succeeded by Nori Graham, me, Orien Reid and Daisy Acosta.
Orien Reid, Former Chairman
Orien Reid first joined ADI as a representative from the USA attending ADI's conference in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1999, as Chair of the Alzheimer's Association.
In 2002, Orien was elected Vice Chairman of ADI.
Orien has had four family members with Alzheimer's disease - grandmother, mother, aunt and an uncle. She felt that the most positive, constructive way to address the disease was to get involved herself. She became a volunteer for the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in 1990, organising its first Memory Walk in 1991. Orien's volunteer efforts with ADI have given her a broader appreciation of how Alzheimer's disease is viewed and managed around the world. "In the USA we tend to assume that we have the best of care. I am impressed with the attitudes toward ageing in Chinese Taipei, Japan and South Korea. I have a better understanding of the nature of the disease and how other societies address it."
When Orien first became involved with ADI, she "was sure the budget must have been in millions" and says she was shocked when she saw the annual report. She sought confirmation from Nori Graham, thinking there must have been some mistake. Upon being told that the budget was indeed around US$350,000 per annum, she jokes that, it "blew me away"! At that time ADI had only 4 full time staff. At one time ADI had a staff of 6, and "that itself was a 50% growth! she said. Despite the small budget and staff, ADI has continued to show tremendous commitment to the various programmes.
ADI, Orien feels, has truly snowballed into a global organisation. She drew the interest of GE Healthcare in the USA through her presentation about ADI's activities when she introduced this global patient-focused health care advocacy group with a focus on dementia.
Orien attended ADI's annual International Conferences from 1999-2007. Orien believes that, while each conference is special, the one that made a difference was when Christine Bryden, a person with dementia, gave the keynote address in New Zealand in 2001: "It fundamentally changed ADI, making it a world leader in involving people with dementia".
Orien wishes that every country around the world be represented in ADI over the next 25 years, considering the growth in the sheer number of people with dementia over the next 20 years. Africa isn't well represented at present and she would like to see more African countries become members.
Beckham Media - Client: Bev Smith [cached]
"Each scientific study is important research on its own, but when put together with other studies the magnitude of the crisis becomes clear," said Orien Reid, chair of the Alzheimer's Association Board of Directors. "Alzheimer's disease is a 'silent epidemic' that has slowly invaded the Black community before most of us were even aware of its symptoms and its impact. These studies are sending us a clear wake-up call," said Reid.
"General Mills gave up a ... [cached]
"General Mills gave up a valuable piece of real estate that's usually reserved for athletes," said Orien Reid, ShopRite spokeswoman, and formerly a consumer reporter for Channel 10, at the official unveiling of the cereal boxes on Friday.
Reid said though Chester County is considered wealthy, there is still hunger here. "About 82,000 people don't have adequate amount of food to keep from being hungry," Reid said.
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