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Cleveland Area Chapter - what we do and how we help

Since 1980, the Cleveland Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has provided free care and support services to individuals and their families living in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties.

We help everyone facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementia by providing free support groups and educational resources, while advancing crucial research and public policy initiatives. We operate in a spirit of inclusiveness and welcome the power of diversity, especially the underserved.

Our mission: The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.® 

Contact Us

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.

Our office is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44122

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Chapter Staff

Executive Director
Melissa Zapanta Shelton | 216.770.7599

Katie Kirby | Director of PR and Communications | 312.282.5916
Patricia Carroll | Senior Manager of PR and Communications | 937.610.7007

Seana Dailey | Director of Constituent Events (Gala and The Longest Day) | ​216.342.5566
Jennie Buckwalter | Donor Advisor | 937.949.1263
Liv Passe | Development Manager (Gala and The Longest Day) | 216.342.5581

Polly Mytinger | Walk Director, Cleveland | 216.342.5571
Ashley Hendricks | Walk Manager, Lake/Geauga & Ashtabula | 216.342.5604
Austin Stull | Walk Manager, Lorain | 216.342.5593 

Programs and Services
Mary Ertle | Program Director | 216.342.5606
Jessica Friedman | Clinical Manager | 216.342.5599
Lexi Ritt | Program Manager (Support Groups and Early-stage Services) | 216.273.4228
Mary Schwarz | Program Manager, Education | 216.342.5611
Frederick Knuckles | Program Manager, DEI Outreach | 216.342.5607

Public Policy
Trey Addison | Public Policy Director | 614.549.6735
Steve Olding | Public Policy and Public Affairs Manager | 513.632.3821
Camren Harris | Public Policy Manager | 614.643.2134

Grants and Operations
Cheryl Kanetsky | Director of Mission Support and Grant Initiatives | 234.284.2747
Dawn Loconti | Mission Support | 216.342.5578

Health Systems
Amy Boehm | Health Systems Director | 937.610.0933

Accounting and Finance
DiAnn Guerrero | Accounting Manager | 312.500.4938

Chapter Board

Mike Moscarino,
Chapter Board Chair
Brian Appleby M.D.
Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals
Robert M. Burak
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Laura Caso
WKYC Channel 3
Ruth Elliott
Community Leader
Rita Gaertner
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Karen Gorman Jones
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools
Tameka Hale
Pregnancy Solutions
Chris Herbruck
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Bill Herzog
Community Leader
Adam J. Hollingsworth
Jones Day
Jeffrey R. Huntsberger
Retired from McDonald Hopkins
 Amy Kullik
Fisher & Phillips LLP
James B. Leverenz, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic
Sam B. Martello
RBC Wealth Management
Kristin McAdams
Keller Williams
Allen J. Mistysyn
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Tim Neumann
Par 5 Performance
Ann S. Paras
Community Leader
Barb Sacks
Community Leader
Matt Siebert
CertaPro Painters
Mario Sinicariello
Joe Trela

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