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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 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

Estelle Brickner, MSW
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
Mark Stevens

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

Employment Opportunities with the WNY Chapter

 Director of Volunteer Services (posted Nov. 2, 2015)

Position Description

The Alzheimer’s Association is seeking an outstanding professional to further our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhancing care and support for all affected. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Volunteer Services is responsible for volunteer management in our 8 county chapter territory. Primary duties include: Recruiting, interviewing, placing, orienting, managing, and recognizing volunteers in key areas of the Association’s work.

Position Responsibilities
 -Recruit, orient, position and steward chapter volunteers in key strategic areas.
 ·Develop/ enhance written volunteer position descriptions as needed.
 ·Work collaboratively with partner agencies to support volunteer needs in partner projects
 ·Screen (interview, conduct required background checks, etc.) and match volunteers to organizational needs and opportunities.
 ·Train, or arrange for training by appropriate staff, chapter volunteers.
 ·Collaborate with staff on the proper placement, scheduling and supervision of chapter volunteers.
 ·Update volunteer program materials (policies and procedures, applications, volunteer agreements, orientation handbooks).
· Create and manage a volunteer database and track volunteer data. Prepare reports as needed on hours of service and related data.
 ·Engage in strategic planning: work with the chapter's management team to assess organizational need and capacity for volunteers.
· Plan and implement recognition efforts for volunteers.
 ·Represent the Association at public events and conferences, and in media.
· Ensure compliance with all Association policies, procedures, standards and applicable regulatory requirements; promote Association-wide 
   programs and initiatives.
· Perform any other related duties as required.

Required Skills and Knowledge 
Leadership/ supervision experience
· Conflict management skills
 · Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects
· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
· Experience developing and implementing project plans
· Ability to work both independently and as a member of a larger staff team
· Ability to connect with diverse populations and diverse types of organizations.
· Flexibility and demonstrated ability to problem solve independently
 · Understanding of key concepts of volunteerism , either as a volunteer or volunteer leader
· Excellent public speaking/facilitation skills
· Knowledge of and/or experience with the Alzheimer’s Association and its mission
 · Ability to work effectively with the general public, volunteers, staff and external contacts to build and maintain successful teams
 · High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
·  Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
 · Ability to travel by car throughout the entire 8 county region by car as needed to perform job duties

1) Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years professional experience demonstrating proficiency in required skills and/or responsibilities or comparable skills/responsibilities
2) Valid NYS Driver’s license and the ability to drive throughout the 8 county region

To apply: Candidates will be considered upon receipt of a comprehensive letter of interest and résumé. Please be sure to CLEARLY IDENTIFY THE POSITION you are seeking. 

Deadline for submission is Monday, November 16 at 5pm EST.
Submissions may be addressed to: 
Leilani Pelletier, Executive Director 
Alzheimer’s Association
2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6
Williamsville, NY 14221


To download and print a copy of this posting, CLICK HERE

Trainer (Health Educator) (posted Nov. 2, 2015)

Position Summary: 
The Trainer delivers quality dementia care education for various audiences, including family care partners, professionals, and people with dementia. Classes are designed to reach a diverse audience and include a wide variety of topics to meet varying community needs, such as awareness, caregiving approaches, and care planning.


·            Delivers quality and engaging education and training programs for various audiences.

·            Coordinates class requests and performs relevant administrative duties.

·            Collects data, prepares reports and compiles evaluations for supervisor.

·            Ensures education program delivery is in compliance with Chapter and National Standards, Strategic Plan, and Common Program Plan Initiatives.

·            Assists with development of programs based on needs of the chapter and target demographics.

·            Meets regularly with community representatives, supervisor and program staff to plan and implement programming based on community feedback and chapter goals.

·            Represents the chapter at relevant community functions and in the media as needed.

·            Advises supervisor of potential enhancements or necessary changes to programs.

·            Assists in various capacities with the delivery of all programs including: Information and Referral, Care Consultation, Support Groups, Early Stage, Respite, TrialMatch and Safety programs throughout the service area.

·            Trains staff to deliver programs, as needed.

·            Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years relevant experience. Experience in community-based health education, public speaking, chronic disease management, or dementia required.
-   Ability to travel by car throughout the entire eight county area of Western New York, with occasional out-of-area travel.
-   Works effectively in a team environment, with staff, volunteers, and community contacts.
-   Self-directed; comfortable prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
-   Ability to work flexible time, including nights and weekends.

 To apply: Candidates will be considered upon receipt of a comprehensive letter of interest and résumé. Please be sure to CLEARLY IDENTIFY THE POSITION you are seeking. 

Submissions may be addressed to: 
Leilani Pelletier, Executive Director 
Alzheimer’s Association
2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6
Williamsville, NY 14221


To download and print a copy of this posting, CLICK HERE.

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.