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About Us
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Annual Report
Annual Meeting
Board of Directors
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About Us

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota has been providing services, information, and advocacy for more than 30 years to people with dementia, their families and health care providers.

This Chapter is one of seven founding chapters of the National Alzheimer's Association, headquartered in Chicago. It was started by family caregivers who came together around a common need of getting support and help for their loved ones with dementia. Since 1979, our donor-supported, nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

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.®

Community Health Charities

The Alzheimer’s Association is a member charity of Community Health Charities, an alliance of leading nonprofit health research and service organizations whose mission is to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services, and education.

Accountability Standards

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota has undergone a review by the Charities Review Council, which evaluated our public disclosure, financial activities, governance and fundraising. This review determined that the Association meets the Council’s accountability standards — demonstrating our integrity and transparency to the people who support us. To see the Council’s full report, click here.

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Financial Information

The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

More information about our use of funds.
View the Association's recent IRS 990 form (PDF)
IRS e-file Signature Authorization (PDF)

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Refund Policy

The Alzheimer's Association does not refund educational registration fees unless the Association cancels the event.

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Annual Report

Watch a message from
Susan Spalding, CEO

Watch a message from
Mark Chronister, Board Chair

View the Annual Report

Downloads: Interactive Version
Print Version

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Annual Meeting

Join us for our Annual Meeting and Research Update in November 2015.

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Board of Directors

Mark Chronister - Chronister Strategies, Ltd.

Vice Chair
Tabitha Montgomery - Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Patrick Boldischar - Abbot Downing

John Knapp - Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Denise Anderson - Sit Investment Associates
Bradley W. Bartle - BlueCross BlueShield of North Dakota
Liz Canis - Canis Consulting Group
Gretchen Cepek - Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Rocky Cofer - Retired, Principal Trinity High School
Andrew Davis - Center for Healthy Aging, Medica
Pat Fiske - Retired, Chief of Staff – Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek
Suzanne R. Hoppe - Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
Susan Astrup Lundquist - Smart-HR
David Lyman - LymanDoran
Breanna C. Olson - Target Corporation
Terry C. Sandvold - Sandvold & Associates
Stephanie Schmid - Lifetouch Portrait Studios
Carol Shapiro - Community Volunteer
Timothy F. Smith - Deloitte Consulting LLP
John Stern - US Bancorp
Heather Strandell - Altru Health System
Michel R. Tietz - Doosan Intracore International, Inc


Carole Lee Randall - Community Volunteer
Carmen Campbell - Community Volunteer

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Employment Opportunities

North Dakota Positions

Position Title
: Regional Care Consultant
Reports To: North Dakota Field Director
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm M-F/Occasional Evenings and Weekends
Exemption Classification: Exempt
Location: Mandan, ND, with travel to southwest ND to serve Region 8

Minnesota Positions

Position Title: Care Consultant
Reports To: Helpline Manager
Hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm
Exemptions Classification:
Non Exempt
Location: Edina, MN

Position Title: Special Event/Development Intern
Reports To: Relationship Events Manager & Development Specialist
Hours: TBD
Location: Edina, MN

Position Title: Program Intern
Reports To: Vice President, Education and Outreach and Vice President, Clinical Services
Hours: TBD
Location: Edina, MN

Position Title: Marketing Intern
Reports To: VP of Marketing & Constituent Events Manager
Hours: TBD
Location: Edina, MN

Position Title: Regional Office Assistant, Southern MN
Reports To:
Community Engagement Senior Manager
Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Exemptions Classification:
Non Exempt
Rochester, MN

Position Title: Vice President, Government Affairs
Reports To:
Chief Strategy Officer
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm
Exemptions Classification: Exempt
St. Paul

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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.