In her new role Ms McCabe’s will oversee the unification of Alzheimer’s Australia to a national operating model, due to be implemented from 1 July 2017.
“I am honoured and humbled to be appointed Alzheimer’s Australia National CEO,” Ms McCabe says.
“I am very excited about the future for Alzheimer’s Australia and what we are doing to make a difference for people living with dementia, their carers and families.
During her time at Alzheimer’s Australia Vic, Ms McCabe was involved in the establishment of multi-disciplinary regional hubs; the growth of the use of technology in dementia education and support and the expansion of early intervention services and programs for people living with younger onset dementia and their families, carers and friends.
“I am looking forward to working with the Board and my colleagues, consumers and other partners across the county to deliver programs, services and advocacy that improve the quality of life for all people impacted by dementia,” Ms McCabe continues.
“We are delighted to have Maree take on this role in a permanent capacity during the exciting and challenging process of unification,” says Alzheimer’s Australia National President Professor Graeme Samuel AC.
“Maree has demonstrated outstanding work over the past six months in the unification process and the Board and I look forward to working together to bring about these changes in service of people impacted by dementia.”