Tena R. M. Alonzo, MA
Director, Education & Research, Comfort Matters
Ms. Alonzo has spent the past several decades enhancing the lives of persons with dementia. Her work has appeared in The Gerontologist, Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, Annals of Long Term Care, The NY Times, The Boston Globe and The Global Mail. Ms. Alonzo speaks nationally on evidence-based caregiving practices for people with dementia. Under her leadership, Beatitudes Campus received the 2010 Excellence in Research and Education Award from LeadingAge (formerly American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging), the 2012 Award of Honor from LeadingAge Arizona, the 2012 Promising Practices Award from Matherlifeways, and the 2013 Public Trust Award from LeadingAge. Ms. Alonzo holds bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in psychology from Northern Arizona University.