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The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter
In 1982, the Alzheimer’s Association and Related Disorders Organization was established in cooperation with Community Hospitals, Indianapolis to support patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Chapter affiliated with the National Association in 1988 and became the Alzheimer’s Association - Central Indiana Chapter. By the year 2000, 37 counties in central Indiana were served by the Chapter.

Meanwhile, in 1986, the South Central Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association was incorporated. Located in Columbus, Indiana, the South Central Chapter originally served five counties. By the year 2000, their service area had grown to 14 counties.

In the year 2000, these two chapters merged to form the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Indiana. In 2003, the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Indiana merged with the Ft. Wayne Alzheimer’s Support Groups to form the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. With the merger, the Association expanded it’s territory to include Northern Indiana and opened an office in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

The Association is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors and a staff of 24. Over 550 volunteers are also utilized to provide support and education programs to the Association’s 73 counties.

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 Greater Indiana 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. The generosity of our donors enables us to continue to provide invaluable services and fund research as we work to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease. In our continuing effort to be good stewards of the gifts we receive, in fiscal year 2011 77% of our expenditures provided programs and services to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Annual Report

Annual Reports available to download

For more information on use of funds or to request a printed copy of a report, please call the Chapter's 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Board of Directors

Dee Dee Katzman, President
Maureen Becher-Sage, Treasurer
Richard Mohs, Ph.D., Secretary
Dan Rexroth, Psy.D., Mission and Outreach Chair
Greg Murray, Resource Management Chair
Phil Nicely, Past-President

Directors - Members at Large
Bruce Baude
Michael Barth
Jim Boyers
Ned Broadwater
Kendall Crook
Tom Cyrus
Sherri Davies
Jeff Edwards
Anita Gaillard
Brian Healey
Mike Russell
Andrea Smiley
Art Wachholz

Medical and Scientific Advisory Council
Linda Abels, M.D.
Valerie Bruemmer, M.D. 
Azita Chehresa, M.D., Ph.D.
Andrew Class, M.D.
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Jeanne Dickens, M.D., M.S.
Martin Farlow, M.D.
Margaret Frazer, M.D.
Ann Hake, M.D.
Patrick Healey, M.D.
Fen Lei Chang, M.D.,
Richard Mohs, Ph.D.
Leslie Oleck, CNS
Stephen Rappaport, M.D.
Robert Russell, M.D.
David Spangler, M.D.
Stanley Szwast, M.D.
Tasha Williams, Ph.D.  
Chris Wilson, M.D.

Council of Past Presidents
Phil Nicely
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Curt Fankhauser
John Thompson
Mary Guerriero Austrom, Ph.D.
Dave Bromund
Ken Bennett
Mark Laker


Heather Allen Hershberger   Linda Altmeyer    Adriane Baucom 
Executive Director    Director of Programs    Information & Referral Specialist
Denise Fosnaugh   Christine Franz   Brittany Kapps 
Associate Director, Relationship Events/Intermediate Giving   Executive Assistant    Communications Specialist
Ryan Keys    Lauren Lay    Austin Lee 
Director of Development    Development Specialist    Development Support 
Wanda Lew    Kelly Litster    Jane Lund 
Finance & Operations Director    Program Specialist    Administrative Assistant 
Sarah Milligan, LCSW    Kristi Ritchie    Denise Saxman, LCSW 
Care Consultant    Family & Community Program Coordinator    Associate Director of Family Services 
Amber Sermersheim    Leah Shattuck    Katie Slater 
Director, Walk to End Alzheimer's    Communications Director    Community Outreach Specialist 
Debra Smith    Lori Stock, MSW    Michael Sullivan 
Development Specialist    Care Consultant    Director of Public Policy & Advocacy 
Stacy Sullivan    Ashley Thomas    Julie Tutwiler 
Donor Relations Specialist    Program Specialist   Development Specialist
Krista Weatherholt   Dustin Ziegler     
Development Specialist    Senior Specialist, Provider & Early Stage Outreach     



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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.