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Bern Nadette Stanis,
Alzheimer’s National Spokesperson

Bern Nadette Stanis is best known as the quick witted, savvy, original “It” girl, Thelma Evans, from the groundbreaking sitcom, “Good Times.”  Bern Nadette remains the personification of the ‘gem’ that young girls want to be.

Bern Nadette’s place in television history was solidified by her undeniable contributions to redefining the role of the young black girl from ghettos across America in the minds of the overwhelming masses prone to stereotypic beliefs. The character, Thelma, showed that a ‘ghetto girl’ from Chicago’s inner city projects lived a life full of hopes and dreams, and possessed intelligence, self-respect, dignity and grace. For Bern Nadette Stanis these characteristics weren’t learned in acting class.  Bern Nadette’s trademark has always been her unique combination of beauty, form and style extraordinaire.

Today, Bern Nadette Stanis travels the world as the author of 3 books.  Her most recent work, The Last Night:  A Caregiver’s Journey, profiles the walk of a loving daughter with a beloved Mother diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.   She has participated as a Celebrity Champion in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and has been broadcast on the Tom Joiner Morning Show as an advocate for Alzheimer’s awareness.  She participated in the 2010 Rose Bowl, appearing on the float called The Boomer Express, as the Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion.  She continues to be a motivational speaker as requested.

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