Founders

Daniel C. Potts, MD (Partner, Medical Director)

Daniel C. Potts, MD is a national media spokesperson for the American Academy of Neurology on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, co-author of A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver and a regular monthly writer on this subject for Maria Shriver’s website.  A noted advocate, writer, lecturer, educator, and champion of dementia patients and caregivers, he is also a practicing neurologist with Alabama Neurology and Sleep Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Alabama.  Additionally, Dr. Potts co-hosts “Rx for Healthy Lifestyles,” a weekly internationally broadcast television show.  Selected as the 2008 American Academy of Neurology’s Advocate of the Year, Dr. Potts seeks to improve the quality of life for dementia patients and their caregivers primarily through innovative education and through incorporating the creative arts. Born out of his experience as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, and nurtured through the American Academy of Neurology’s Palatucci Advocacy Program, Dr. Potts recently formed Cognitive Dynamics, Inc., a foundation dedicated to fostering the creative arts to improve the lives of dementia patients and their caregivers and championing human dignity.

Ellen Woodward Potts (Managing Partner)

Ellen Woodward Potts is a regular monthly writer on Alzheimer’s disease for Maria Shriver’s website, and co-author of A Pocket Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver.  Currently, she teaches various classes on non-profit organizations and on Alzheimer’s disease at the University of Alabama, and speaks frequently to university classes, eldercare professionals, and community groups on dementia caregiving.  Ellen has a long-standing, personal interest in those with dementia, having had five close family members who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.  She currently serves on the boards of Caring CongregationsLiving River:  A Retreat on the Cahaba, and Habitat for Humanity – Tuscaloosa.

Brooks T. Adams (Partner, Director of Business Development)

Brooks T. Adams has had a diverse career including stints at two Fortune 500 corporations, as well as nearly a decade as the founder and owner of a successful small business, which he sold in 2000. Over the last several years, he has been involved in the rehabilitation industry with a focus on medical technology. Most recently, he has been responsible for the U.S. operations of an international company that develops robotic devices for rehabilitation. He has developed a keen awareness of the need for dementia-related resources through his experience with a number of family members with neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis.