Donna Schempp is the program director at Family Caregiver Alliance. It’s a non-profit organization that helps family caregivers to get respite, and support for their caregiving roles. It serves people with chronic illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, MS, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke, as well as caregivers of frail elders. Prior to joining it, she worked with Kaiser to increase use of community organizations by Kaiser patients. She was also senior case manager at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay. She has experience as a medical social worker in hospice and home care and is involved in San Franciso’s End of Life Network. She is past president of the Board of Directors of Planning for Elders in the Center City in San Francisco and past chair of the ethics committee at Center for Elder Independence in Oakland. Her first career was working with children and families, so she has experience working with clients across the life span.