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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


The WNY Chapter has a full-time Trainer position. The Trainer is responsible for scheduling, planning, and delivering high-quality education classes to various audiences. Classes include a wide range of dementia related topics, including but not limited to, the warning signs, the basics of Alzheimer's disease, caregiver training, and general information on the disease.

Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree with at least three years of relevant experience. Relevant experience includes community-based health education, professional training, public speaking, program coordination, and knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Classes are held evenings, weekends, and across the eight counties of Western New York, requiring flexibility in scheduling. To read a more detailed job description, click HERE.

Resume and cover letter (required) to:
Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter, 2805 Wehrle Drive, Suite 6, Williamsville, NY 14221
or via email to NO LATER THAN close of business on Friday, October 23, 2015.


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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.