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The Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter serves Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. We help all those facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by providing support groups and educational resources, while advancing crucial research and public policy initiatives.

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® 

The Alzheimer's Association provides care and support

The Alzheimer's Association provides services to individuals and families in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties. Our support groups are led by staff and trained volunteers and are offered regularly. Our education programs for the public, both online and in person, feature information on topics such as diagnosis, warning signs, communication, living with Alzheimer's disease and caregiving techniques.

Find a support group or educational program near you.

The Alzheimer's Association advocates for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer's

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, making the need for Alzheimer's care, education and research is heard at every level of government, including Columbus.

Join us by becoming an advocate. 

The Alzheimer's Association accelerates research across the globe.

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress toward methods of treatment, prevention and ultimately, a cure.

Financial information

The Alzheimer's Association 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 77% of funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

How to contact us

By phone
800.272.3900

Our 24/7 Helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public, providing reliable information and support to all who need assistance. Call us toll-free anytime day or night at 800.272.3900.

Office locations

23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44122
p-216.342.5556
f-216.831.8585

8522 East Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060
p-800.272.3900
f-216.831.8585

37309 Harvest Dr.
Avon, OH 44011
p-800.272.3900
f-216.831.8585

Direct dial numbers:
To make a donation: 216.342.5569
Programs and services: 216.342.5570
Walk to End Alzheimer's®/annual dinner: 216.342.5567

Board of Directors and Professional Advisory Board

Chapter Staff

Administration Department
Nancy B. Udelson, President and CEO
Kelly Donahue, Marketing & Communications Manager
Marilyn Hahn, CVA, Volunteer Engagement Manager
Maryann Koney, Accountant II
Dawn LoConti, Accounting & Development Assistant
Cheryl Ross, Administrative Assistant

Development Department
Melissa Zapanta Shelton, Vice President
Eleanor Abram, Development Manager
Seana Dailey, Donor and Events Manager
Gina Flower, Corporate Relations Manager
Shawnna Lemerise, Signature Events Coordinator
Katie Mang, Signature Events Manager
Kelsey Ott, Signature Events Coordinator

Care and Support Services Department
Jana Rush, MPH, MA, Vice President
Carol Amato, Physician Support Specialist
Natalie M. Besser, LSW, Dementia Care Coach & Support Group Specialist
Janie Chambers, Program Assistant
Cynthia Davenport, M.Ed, Education & Outreach Specialist
Mary Ertle, Helpline Specialist
Cathy Franz, LSW, Dementia Care Coach
Jaime Inks, CTRS, CDP, Education & Outreach Specialist
Sara Kroloff, Dementia Care Coach and SHARE Counselor
Caitlin Merz, MSW, Dementia Care Coach & Support Group Specialist
Takisha Morgan, MPH, CHES, OCPS-1, Health Education &       Promotion Manager
Mónica A. Olivera, Hispanic Services Specialist, Care Consultant
Jeff Reech, LMFT, LPC, Clinical Consultation Manager
Lauri Scharf, LSW, MSHS, Support Services Manager
Sarah Sobel, MNO, Public Policy and Outreach Manager
Adina Wolf, Grants Administration Specialist



 
 
 

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