Eric J. Hall is President and CEO of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network™, a nonprofit health care organization that helps people faced with the distress of illness and suffering to find comfort and meaning. It’s a leader in providing compassionate spiritual care in hospitals, online, and elsewhere, and a catalyst for education and research. As one of the country’s leading Alzheimer’s advocates, Eric has spent his career building awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and creating and implementing national programs of education and care. He is the managing partner of Alzheimer's Care Specialists and also the former founding President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Under his leadership and vision, the AFA grew to more than 1,600 member organizations coast to coast and has helped improve awareness and care for Alzheimer’s patients. Hall has sat on the National Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Disease working with the US Secretary of Health and Human Services and other national experts to develop and implement the nation’s first plan to address Alzheimer’s disease.