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The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, in our effort to assist people with Alzheimer’s and their families and to educate the public about Alzheimer’s disease, offers a variety of diverse programs and services. We serve the diverse counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Inyo, Kings, Mono and Tulare.

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.  

Financial information

The California Southland 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. 
Read our financial audit report; view our Form 990.   

Annual Report

We can all take pride in the accomplishments of the Association over the past year. We are grateful to our many supporters and donors who make our important work possible. Click here to view our annual report.  


We print a chapter newsletter twice per year. Click here to read the latest edition.  

California Southland Chapter
Board of Directors

Mark S. Liberman

Jacqueline Macias
Vice Chair    

Elliot Sainer
Immediate Past Chair

Gary L. Ferrell

Kenneth Chiate
Joshua Chodosh, MD, MSHS
Helena Chui, MD
Chad Cole
W. Gabriel de la Rosa
Lowell Dreyfus
Leonor Gaviña-Valls
Pansy Greene
Stephen Henning
Robert Hirsch
Herb Hirsh 
George-Ann Hyams
Mitchell A. Karasov
Susan Disney Lord
Anne S. Martinez
Tina Pukonen
Yasuko Sakamoto
Sandy Walia
Judy Wunsch
Val Zavala

Emeritus Directors
Michael Arthur
Steve Breuer
Earl Greinetz
Larry Varnes

Medical & Scientific
Advisory Council
John Ringman, MD
William Bondareff, PhD, MD
Joshua Chodosh, MD
Helena Chui, MD
Robert Cohen, PhD, MD
Greg Cole, PhD
Caleb Finch, PhD
Margaret Gatz, PhD
Lissy Jarvik, PhD, MD
Wolf Kirsch, MD, FACS
Andrew Leuchter, MD
Stephen Read, MD
Arnold Scheibel, MD
Lon Schneider, MD
Freddi Segal-Gidan, PA, PhD
Gary Small, MD
David Sultzer, MD
David Teplow, PhD
David Trader, MD
Barbara G. Vickery, MD, MPH
Kathleen H. Wilber, PhD
Brad Williams, PharmD

President and CEO
Susan M. Galeas, MSW, MPH

Executive Vice President
Debra L. Cherry, PhD

Read the biographies of the board members.

Employment Opportunities

The Alzheimer's Association is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental handicap, sexual orientation or age. Positions will remain open until filled.   





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.