Staff


Stephanie Taylor : Executive Director

Stephanie Taylor

Executive Director
I am honored to support East Texans living with dementia, their caregivers, and our community impacted by this devastating disease. Before joining the Alliance staff in June 2016, I served as the director of community outreach and as the public information officer for the Northeast Texas Public Health District. I've also been recently involved with the Junior League of Tyler, the Texas 211 Advisory Board, and the Tyler Fit City Challenge Steering Committee. I'm a Lindale native and alum of Baylor University, and I currently live in Tyler with my husband and our four children.
Luanne Harms, LMSW : Client Services Director

Luanne Harms, LMSW

Client Services Director
luanne@alzalliance.org
I am thrilled to be part of the Alliance team and supporting clients and families on brain health and dementia-related concerns. With several years of experience serving those in hospitals, senior living, and hospice care, I'm a passionate advocate for senior adults and meeting their care needs. I'm an East Texas native and graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a master's degree in Social Work.
Kathryn Martinez : Director of Development and Community Relations

Kathryn Martinez

Director of Development and Community Relations
kathryn@alzalliance.org
Before joining the Alliance staff in September of 2017, I was involved with several local nonprofits as either the Executive Director or in development roles. I am a Tyler native and graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in psychology. After living in the metroplex for 7 years my husband and I moved back to Tyler to start a family. We now have 2 boys and a labradoodle. We are passionate community volunteers and advocates of Tyler ISD.
Jamie Huff : Program Director

Jamie Huff

Program Director
jamie@alzalliance.org
I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Oklahoma Baptist University and invested in nonprofit work my entire career. Along with raising three wonderful children with my husband, I have great compassion for working with and on behalf of individuals with dementia and their caregivers. I joined the Alliance staff in 2006 and lead our Day Club program, support groups, and other programs and services for our clients.
Joyce Allen : Office Manager

Joyce Allen

Office Manager
joyce@alzalliance.org
I began working with the Alzheimer’s Alliance as the office manager in September 2015. With over fifteen years experience working with nonprofit organizations, I am thrilled to serve in this position. I was born and raised in San Antonio, attended Oklahoma Christian University, and lived in Arlington for twenty years. In July 2015, my husband, Bill, and I moved from North Carolina to Tyler, where he is the preaching minister for West Erwin Church of Christ. I'm definitely a “people” person and have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
Tanya Dixon, CHW : Programs Assistant/Community Health Worker

Tanya Dixon, CHW

Programs Assistant/Community Health Worker
tanya@alzalliance.org
As a Certified Community Health Worker for the past 5 years, I have worked with many families to help educate and empower them on issues that we face in our communities. I am dedicated to helping The Alzheimer’s Alliance in any way that I can to bring awareness to the importance of education and support for families who are taking care of a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s or other dementias. I am a Tyler native, graduate of Chapel Hill High School and the proud mother of two sons.