The Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Richmond Chapter
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.
A world without Alzheimer's disease.
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond 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.
Judith E. O'Brien
MassMutual Financial Group
Gene W. Johnson, Jr.
Brenda D. Mitchell
Crater Community Hospice, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Federal Reserve Bank
Poet's Walk Memory Care of Fredericksburg
Nora N. Crouch
Door to Door Solutions
MHR Services, Inc.
Northern Neck & Middle Peninsula
James Asa Shield, Jr., MD
Myra Goodman Smith
Leadership Metro Richmond
Home Instead Senior Care
|CEO||Sherry Peterson, M.S.W.|
|Development Director||Ashleigh Moody, CFRE|
|Director of Finance and Operations||Kevin Northrop, M.B.A.|
|Program Director||Mary Ann Johnson, M.A.|
|Communications/Marketing Director||Jeff Baldwin|
|Walk Manager||Sandy Grady|
|Education & Outreach Coordinator||Kristin Guest|
|Family Care Coordinator||Nancy Lentz|
|Program Assistant||Merle Kahn|
|Care Consultant||Jessica Samet|
|Development Assistant||Whitney Melton|
|Office Manager||Fran Foster|
|State Public Policy Director||Carter Harrison|
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter was established in 1981 with the organization of a single family support group and became a Chapter of the National Alzheimer's Association in 1983. In its beginning, the Chapter was composed exclusively of dedicated volunteers. Over the years, the Chapter has grown to include three branch offices in Fredericksburg, Gloucester, andTri-Cities and a headquarters office in Richmond.
Tremendous Chapter growth occurred as awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and the existence of local services grew. The number of support groups increased, helpline coverage expanded, safe return education was created, educational programs expanded, and public policy advocacy increased.
As the Greater Richmond Chapter continues to grow, it remains dedicated to research for the prevention, cure, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, education of professionals and the general public regarding the nature of the disease, and provision of support and assistance to those with the disease and their families. Our mission will continue to coincide with that of the national association through research, education, advocacy, and services to patients and families