Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization. It works to improve the quality of life for tens of millions of family caregivers. These Americans care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, or diseases. CAN also supports those meeting the living needs of older adults.

CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers. This includes parents of children with significant health needs. It also includes families and friends of wounded soldiers: from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association EIN 52-1780405) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.

Our Mission

The mission of the Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is to promote resourcefulness and respect for tens of millions of family caregivers across the country.

Our Goals
Create Resourceful Caregivers

Serve an increasing number of family caregivers with practical help, support and information.

Create Respect for Family Caregivers

Advance the case for family caregiver recognition and support.

Reduce Caregiver Stress

Improve the quality of life for family caregivers by reducing their day-to-day stress and financial distress.

Create Capable Caregivers

Build family caregiver confdience and capability through the dissemination of educational programs that demonstrate a positive impact on the lives of family caregivers.

Board Officers

Andrea Cohen

Founder, HouseWorks
Senior Care Expert & Innovator
Brookline, MA

Dawn Shedrick

Vice Chair

President, JenTex Consulting
Lecturer, Columbia University School of Social Work
New York, NY

Vicki Hoak

Advocate Strategist
Camp Hill, PA

Dean Stephens

Health Care Startup Advisor
Founder, Healthline and Talix
Larkspur, CA

Board Directors

Helen Adesosun

CEO & Founder, CareAcademy
Boston, MA

Lisa Adler

Managing Partner, RAZR Consulting
Ogunquit, ME

Denise Henry Morrisey

Partner, Capitol Counsel
Washington, DC

Dhruv Vasishtha

Senior VP of Product, Firsthand
Boston, MA

Serena Lowe

Systems Disrupter in Aging & Disability Policy Space
Founder & Principal, AnereS Strategies, LLC
Alexandria, VA

CAN’s In-House Staff


Chief Executive Officer

Former youth caregiver for my mom.


Mae-Beth LeGeyt

Chief of Staff

Former caregiver to my Mom.


Derrick Goddard

Director of Caregiver Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Family caregiver first for my Mom and most recently for my Dad.

Nichole Goble

Director of Community Initiatives

Long-distance for my mom. Former caregiver for my grandfather.


Chance Browning

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications

Long-distance caregiver for my mom and grandma.


Jodi Koehn-Pike

Content Development Manager

Long-distance caregiver for my dad, then my mom. Also caregiver for my friend.


Tara James

Business Manager

Caregiver advocate.


Dakota Heath

John Schall Policy & Program Fellow

Caregiver for my partner.