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Areas We Serve
Services at a Glance
Board of Directors

Job Opportunities
Chapter Staff



Areas We Serve

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana provides services in 73 counties in Indiana.  Service Delivery areas and their associated counties are listed below, in North to South order.

Northwest:  Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, Jasper, Starke, Pulaski
Northern:  St. Joseph, Marshall, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Wabash
Northeast:  LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Wells, Adams
West Central:  Benton, White, Carroll, Warren, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery
North Central:  Fulton, Cass, Miami, Howard, Tipton
Heartland:  Grant, Blackford, Jay, Madison, Delaware, Henry
East Central:  Randolph, Wayne, Union, Fayette, Rush
Wabash Valley:  Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Clay, Vigo, Sullivan
Metro Indy:  Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Hancock, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby
Limestone:  Owen, Monroe, Greene, Lawrence, Martin
South Central:  Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings
Vincennes:  Knox, Daviess, Pike, Gibson

Southern counties served by the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Chapter include:   Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Orange, Perry, Posey, Scott, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington

Southeastern counties served by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter include:   Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland

Services at a Glance

• 24/7 Helpline for information, support and assistance  1-800-272-3900
• Care Consultation by clinical social workers
• Educational Programs for family and professional caregivers
• Support Groups - over 60 throughout Indiana
• Community Resource Guides
• Fundraising Events  
• MedicAlert + Safe Return

Current Board of Directors

Bruce Baude, Chair
Art Wachholz, Vice Chair
Kepten Carmichael, Secretary

Members at Large
Ned Broadwater
Caitlin Callahan
Ken Crook
Sherri Davies
Phyllis Ferrell
Anita Gaillard
Brian Healey
Bruce Lamb, Ph.D.
Robert Russell, M.D.
Andrea Heslin Smiley

Medical and Scientific Advisory Council
Linda Abels, M.D.
Liana Apostolova, M.D.
Valerie Bruemmer, M.D. 
Fen Lei Chang, M.D.
Andrew Class, M.D.
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Margaret Frazer, M.D.
Ann Hake, M.D.
Patrick Healey, M.D.
Richard Mohs, Ph.D.
Leslie Oleck, CNS
Stephen Rappaport, M.D.
Dan Rexroth, Psy.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
Dee Dee Katzman
Phil Nicely
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Curt Fankhauser
John Thompson
Mary Guerriero Austrom, Ph.D.
Dave Bromund
Ken Bennett
Mark Laker


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, IN, 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 Fort Wayne Alzheimer’s Support Groups to form the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter. With the merger, the Association expanded its territory to include Northern Indiana and opened an office in Fort Wayne, IN.

The Greater Indiana Chapter is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors and a staff of 27. More than 350 volunteers are also utilized to provide support and education programs to the chapter'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.


The Alzheimer's Association 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 2016, 75% of Greater Indiana Chapter expenditures provided programs and services to those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

See how contributions to the Greater Indiana Chapter impacted Hoosier families:
(view a video slideshow version of the impact report below)
2016 Greater Indiana Chapter Impact Report - Print Version

Past 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.

Job Opportunities

Communications Intern
Proactively works to place Association and mission messages in the news media, under the guidance of the communications staff. Creates media material and tools to inform key audiences about Alzheimer’s disease. Assist with internal and external Association communications. 20 hours/week with compensation for 15 weeks beginning in early May. View the full job description here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Leah Shattuck at
Development Intern
Assist in promoting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, The Longest Day and other development department initiatives. Duties will include helping coordinate team touches and statewide collateral, assisting with database management, social media and administrative duties. We are hiring an intern to assist in planning and promoting fundraising events. 20 hours/week with compensation between late spring-early fall. View the full job description here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Sarah Gretencord at

Programs & Services Intern - 2 positions
Responsible for assisting in scheduling and delivering education programs, volunteer recruitment, support group facilitation, program data entry and analysis, annual conference and regional symposium structure and support. Will also assist with new Diversity & Inclusion outreach and development. Two positions will be hired, 1 full-time (37 hrs/week), 1 part-time (20 hrs/week). View the full job description here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Kristen Jenkins at


Alzheimer's Association

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