Leadership Team

Diana Holzgrafe

I am forever committed to raising funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. My Father, Harold “Harry” Phillips died of Alzheimer’s disease on January 18, 2008. Without the caring and understanding staff at both the Peoria and Quincy offices of the Alzheimer’s Association, my family would not have understood, or been able to cope with, the unrelenting challenges, twists and turns that Alzheimer’s presents. Our golf outing brings concerned people together to raise money for research, care, and support through the Alzheimer’s Association. It also brings awareness to families that are dealing with a diagnosis of a Dementia that the Alzheimer’s Association is there to help through its 24/7 Helpline, educational programs online or by phone, and online resources. Thank you for supporting our golf outing.

Olivia Svymbersky

Hi! My name is Olivia Svymbersky! Born and raised Peoria native who at a young age starting work inside a senior living facility. It was my first real job after graduating from high school and it soon grew into a passion to advocate for seniors. I have personally seen seniors go from point A to Z in a matter of days and weeks and it was then that I understood how devastating Alzheimer’s disease was, not only to the senior, but to the families as well. As my passion grew, I wanted to get more involved with the community and donate my time for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. That’s what lead me to this position today to be on the executive board for Tee it 4 ALZ. To watch our organization grow and help fight this disease, truly means the world to me. Unfortunately, many people know that today there is no cure, but we are hopeful that with our efforts to bring awareness to the community, we can help increase quality of life by early detection and funds to aid in more research. Thank you for your support!

Jason Nordvall

The reason I am a passionate officer with Tee It 4 ALZ is because I personally experienced the devastating timeline of Alzheimer’s Disease. I witnessed my grandfather become a distant version of his true self until his passing. The process was excruciating and that is why I volunteer my time, energy toward raising awareness with the hope of one day finding a cure.