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
• 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
Bruce Baude, Chair
Art Wachholz, Vice Chair
Kepten Carmichael, Secretary
Members at Large
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
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Mary Guerriero Austrom, Ph.D.
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.
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 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
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.
Associate Director of Community Engagement
This position provides leadership and direction for the development, implementation and evaluation of Chapter education programs, conferences and seminars. This position will also manage and implement the volunteer educators (AACE program) throughout the Chapter territory. To view the job description, click here. To apply, send resume and salary requirements to Denise Saxman at email@example.com.
This full-time Indianapolis-based position is responsible for Care Consultation services and management of the statewide volunteer Support Group program. To view the job description, click here. To apply, send resume and salary requirements to Denise Saxman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aggressively and proactively works to increase awareness within the 73-county territory of the Alzheimer’s Association through media relations, social media and community outreach. Requires high level of initiative and prioritization, strong communication skills and attention to detail. To view the job description, click here. To apply, send resume and salary requirements to Leah Shattuck at email@example.com.