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.
Click here to view our 2015 Annual Report.
Door to Door Solutions
Immediate Past President
Poet's Walk Memory Care of Fredericksburg
Rev. Paige Lanier Chargois
Garland Creighton, Jr.
Garland Creighton CPA
Crater Community Hospice, Inc.
James Asa Shield, Jr., MD
Myra Goodman Smith
Leadership Metro Richmond
Home Instead Senior Care
Executive Director Marie D. Kolendo Director of Constituent Events Sandy Grady Director of Programs and Services Tina Thomas, MS, CMHS, CDP Communications/Marketing Director Jeff Baldwin
(Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck)
Walk Manager Leeanne Jones Family Care Coordinator Nancy Lentz Care Consultant Jessica Samet, MSW Care Consultant Beth Meyers, MS Care Consultant Taylor Lee, MSW Community Outreach and
Mary Bontly, MSG Accounting Coordinator Denise Alexander-Helm Operations Coordinator Betsy Townes 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