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The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, in our effort to assist people with Alzheimer’s and their families and to educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease, offers a variety of diverse programs and services. We serve the diverse counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo, Kings, Mono and Tulare. 

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.   

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Financial information

The California Southland Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. 
Read our financial audit report; view our Form 990.   

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Annual Report

As a nonprofit organization, our ability to serve the growing needs of families affected by this devastating disease depends on community support. We are grateful to the many donors and volunteers who make our important work possible. Click here to view our latest Annual Report and learn about our programs, the many services we provide, and how gifts from our generous supporters make an impact throughout our 7-county territory.


We print a chapter newsletter twice per year. Click here to read the latest edition.

California Southland Chapter
Board of Directors

Mark S. Liberman

Jacqueline Macias
Vice Chair    

Elliot Sainer
Immediate Past Chair

Gary L. Ferrell

Tina Pukonen

Kenneth Chiate, Esq
Helena Chui, MD
Chad Cole
Lowell Dreyfus
Paul Fox
Leonor Gaviña-Valls
Pansy Greene
Earl Greinetz
Stephen Henning, Esq
Robert Hirsch
George-Ann Hyams
Mitchell A. Karasov, Esq
Anne Martinez
Susan Disney Lord
Terry Palmer
Matthew Reid
Joshua Trabulus, MD
Sandy Walia
Judy Wunsch
Val Zavala

Emeritus Directors
Michael Arthur
Steve Breuer
Earl Greinetz
Larry Varnes


Medical & Scientific
Advisory Council
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD

William Bondareff, PhD, MD
Soo Borson, MD
Dale Bredesen, MD
Helena Chui, MD
Greg Cole, PhD
Caleb Finch, PhD
Margaret Gatz, PhD
Wolff Kirsch, MD, FACS
Aaron McMurtray, MD, PhD
Laura Mosqueda, MD, FAAFP, AGSF
John Ringman, MD 
Lon S. Schneider, MD
Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD
Gary W. Small, MD
David Sultzer, MD
Terrance Town, PhD
David B. Teplow, PhD
William Vega, PhD
Barbara G. Vickrey, MD, MPH
Kathleen H. Wilber, PhD
Bradley R. Williams, PharmD, CGP

President and CEO
Susan M. Galeas, MSW, MPH

Executive Vice President
Debra L. Cherry, PhD

Read the biographies of the board members.

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Employment Opportunities

The Alzheimer's Association is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicap, sexual orientation or age. Positions will remain open until filled. 














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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.