Whitney Oeltmann
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Whitney DeMarlo Oeltmann

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Oeltmann wears many hats at DSF, serving as Co-Founder and Executive Director. She leads employees, volunteers, and advocates, taking great care to ensure all programs meet the foundation’s goals of providing a “guiding light” for those looking for a path forward. Having lived the challenges of those she now serves, Oeltmann is laser-focused on raising funds to serve and improve the lives of those living with dementia, their families, and caregivers. Oeltmann is committed to raising public understanding of dementia-related diseases.

 

In 2020, Oeltmann was invited to serve on the board of Georgia Gerontology Society for her dementia care advocacy in Georgia. She currently leads Georgia’s Dementia Friendly Initiatives workgroup within the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Collaborative (GARD) and is one of the first Dementia Friends Champions trainers in Georgia. Through a partnership with DeKalb County, Oeltmann championed a grant to help DeKalb become the first dementia-friendly county in Georgia – an accomplishment she hopes to help other municipalities in the metro-area also reach – and has led Dementia Friends sessions in senior services case management, youth services, library services, and adult care facilities. Beginning in March of 2021, Oeltmann will help train local law enforcement recruits in a first ever 2-hour dementia-specific training.

Oeltmann lives in the Brookhaven suburb of her hometown Atlanta with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not spearheading the next initiative for Dementia Spotlight Foundation or spending time with her family, she enjoys reading, cooking, and birdwatching. Oeltmann is an active participant in the community, as she is a member of the GA Center for Nonprofits as well as the Georgia Council on Aging (CO-AGE).

Whitney DeMarlo Oeltmann

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Oeltmann wears many hats at DSF, serving as Co-Founder and Executive Director. She leads employees, volunteers, and advocates, taking great care to ensure all programs meet the foundation’s goals of providing a “guiding light” for those looking for a path forward. Having lived the challenges of those she now serves, Oeltmann is laser-focused on raising funds to serve and improve the lives of those living with dementia, their families, and caregivers. Oeltmann is committed to raising public understanding of dementia-related diseases.

 

In 2020, Oeltmann was invited to serve on the board of Georgia Gerontology Society for her dementia care advocacy in Georgia. She currently leads Georgia’s Dementia Friendly Initiatives workgroup within the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Collaborative (GARD) and is one of the first Dementia Friends Champions trainers in Georgia. Through a partnership with DeKalb County, Oeltmann championed a grant to help DeKalb become the first dementia-friendly county in Georgia – an accomplishment she hopes to help other municipalities in the metro-area also reach – and has led Dementia Friends sessions in senior services case management, youth services, library services, and adult care facilities. Beginning in March of 2021, Oeltmann will help train local law enforcement recruits in a first ever 2-hour dementia-specific training.

Oeltmann lives in the Brookhaven suburb of her hometown Atlanta with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not spearheading the next initiative for Dementia Spotlight Foundation or spending time with her family, she enjoys reading, cooking, and birdwatching. Oeltmann is an active participant in the community, as she is a member of the GA Center for Nonprofits as well as the Georgia Council on Aging (CO-AGE).