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The Alzheimer’s Association - Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter

Our mission
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Financial information

The Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 76% of funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

Most Recent Audit - Fiscal

2013 Audit

Guiding Principles and Recent Key Outcomes

Measuring results as we go
The volunteer leadership of the Alzheimer’s Association each year sets meaningful, objectively knowable goals for delivering our mission in the community - a mission that’s growing as our population ages. We work towards them, achieve many, struggle with some and every year we report our progress to key stakeholders. The numbers continue to be important to staff and volunteers as they measure the difference we make in the lives of families living throughout our chapter and the 220,000 with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder.

Here’s how we did this past fiscal year, where we need to improve and the coming challenges we’ve set.

Online publication of this report saves printing costs and helps this Chapter preserve resources for the delivery of services, programs, advocacy and research.

Guiding Principles

  • Family Focus: We draw our mission and priorities from the experience of those touched by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
  • Excellence: We constantly improve the quality of our programs and services.
  • Growth: We pursue well-planned growth to better meet the needs of those touched by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
  • Diversity: We ensure all people in our highly diverse region access to our organization.
  • Leadership: We take a leadership role within our community and the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Collaboration: We practice open and supportive collaboration inside and outside our organization.
  • Financial Stewardship: We are fiscally responsible and resourceful.
  • Integrity: We maintain personal and professional integrity in all aspects of our work.

 

Family Focus: We draw our mission and priorities from the experience of those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

  • we engage in continuous dialogue with those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders to design responsive programs and to evaluate our services.
  • we actively recruit family members and related professionals to fill key positions on our board and committees.
  • we regularly keep our families informed of key decisions.
  • our staff and Board members seek out contact with those who use our services.

Excellence: We constantly improve the quality of our programs and services.

  • we regularly evaluate the effectiveness of all aspects of our performance.
  • we experiment with new approaches to our work.
  • we support the on-going self- and professional development of our staff.
  • we provide on-going training for key volunteer positions.

Growth: We pursue well-planned growth to better meet the needs of those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

  • we identify areas in need of our support, and develop appropriate programs and services to meet those needs.
  • we commit necessary resources to adding branch offices in selected areas.
  • we explore how to most appropriately partner with neighboring chapters to best serve those communities.
  • we engage in on-going public awareness campaigns to promote awareness of our programs and services.

Diversity: We ensure all people in our highly diverse region access to our organization.

  • we pledge to create a Board, volunteer corps, and staff mix that reflects our community
  • we work in partnership with culturally specific organizations to increase our knowledge and extend our outreach

Leadership: We take a leadership role within our community and the Alzheimer's Association.

  • we support and expect staff and volunteer participation in local, regional and national conferences.
  • we support and expect staff to work with the National Association and other Association chapters.
  • we willingly provide counsel and support to kindred agencies.
  • we promote our work and expertise through our relationships with local media.
  • we support an active public relations strategy.

Collaboration: We practice open and supportive collaboration inside and outside our organization.

  • we work cooperatively with one another, sharing information and resources.
  • we coordinate our work to avoid redundancies and duplication of effort.
  • we show our respect and appreciation for the contributions of others.
  • we seek to collaborate successfully with kindred agencies, other Association chapters and our National office.

Financial Stewardship: We are fiscally responsible and resourceful.

  • we insist on annual independent auditing of our financial records.
  • we work to keep our administrative costs as low as possible.
  • we maintain adequate financial reserves to insure chapter solvency.
  • we invest and spend our monies in the best interests of our community.
  • we recycle.

Integrity: We maintain personal and professional integrity in all aspects of our work.

  • we avoid conflict of interest wherever possible and deal with it openly where not.
  • we practice open, honest, and direct communication with one another.
  • we work out our conflicts directly with one another.
  • we keep our promises.

Board of Directors – Northern California and Northern Nevada

Officers

Geoff Heredia, President
Howard Kirsch, Vice President
Lucy Romoli, Vice President
Joe Cooney, Treasurer

Members

Pat Baldridge
Kerry de Benedetti
Robb Fanno
Chuck Haas
Geoffrey Kerchner, MD, PhD
Joan Kezic
Michael Kirkland
Renu Mahale
Francis Newfield
Denise Pringle
Matthew Rhodes
Jeffrey Teng
Alex Tsao
Leslie Walker
William H. Fisher, CEO Ex officio
Lennart Mucke, MD

Medical Scientific Advisory Council

Lennart Mucke, MD, PhD, Chair
Wes Ashford, MD, PhD
Adam Boxer, MD, PhD
Charles DeCarli, MD
Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, PhD
Michael Grecius, MD
Victor Henderson, MD
Ladson Hinton, MD
William Jagust, M.D.
Elizabeth Landsverk, MD
Frank Longo, MD, PhD
Michael McCloud, MD, FACP
Jared Tinklenberg, MD
Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD
Kristine Yaffe, MD
Elizabeth Edgerly, PhD, Chief Program Officer
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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.