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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

...is a world without Alzheimer's.

Areas we serve
The Western New York Chapter serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

Financial information
The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York 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. The chapter uses funds raised for programs and services across the eight counties of Western New York and to support research.

Board of Directors - 2014-2015
Barbara Tschamler - President
Linda Steeg, DNP, RN, ANP/BC - Vice-president
Pamela Perkins - Secretary
Kyle J. Rookey, CPA - Treasurer

Horacio Capote, MD
David Cascio, RN
Colin Costello, CPA
Kristin A. Crandall, LPN
John Di Sciullo
Judy Hutson, MSW
Cynthia Ludwig, Esq.
Laurie Menzies, Esq.
Jeff Nixon
Josh Rogers, CPA
Sheryl Schechter, LMSW

For a list of staff members, visit our Contact Us page. 

Employment Opportunities with the WNY Chapter

Walk Manager - Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association is hiring a Manager for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. This full-time, permanent position is based in Williamsville, NY and has responsibilities in all 8 counties of Western New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming).

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
* directly managing the Buffalo Walk To End Alzheimer's while working collaboratively 
with the development team on other Walks 
* achieving revenue targets and expense budgets for all six Walk To End Alzheimer's events
* recruiting, maintaining and managing high level volunteer leadership on Walk planning committees

The successful candidate must also posses a commitment to furthering the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.

To view the complete job description and requirements, click HERE.

Please send cover letter and resume, by July 6th, to:

Lynn Westcott
Director of Development
Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter
2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6
Williamsville, NY 14221

Or via email at Lwestcott@alz.org, and please note "Walk Manager Position" in the subject line.

Dementia Education Specialist

The Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter is seeking a full-time Dementia Education Specialist. This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in social work, human services, or a relevant field and at least 5 years of dementia-care experience. 


The Dementia Education specialist will develop and deliver quality education classes to various audiences including the general public, family care partners, and people with dementia. The Dementia Education Specialist will also be responsible for delivering classes to professionals in the fields of healthcare, aging and/or community service using a "train-the-trainer" approach.  Education classes and training sessions may be delivered to individuals, large audiences, or small groups across the eight-county region of Western New York. 


Class topics include but are not limited to: The Basics of Memory Loss, Alzheimer's and Dementia; The 10 Warning Signs; Effective Communication Strategies; Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors; Managing Caregiver Stress; Effective Dementia-Care Programming and Services; and any constituent requested topics. 


To apply, follow one of these three options:

Click HERE to submit an on-line application. 

Candidates can also submit a comprehensive letter of interest and résumé to:

Leilani Pelletier, Executive Director 
Alzheimer’s Association 
2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6
Williamsville, NY 14221

-or- materials may be sent via email to:

Leilani Pelletier, Executive Director, LPelletier@alz.org


The Alzheimer’s Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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.