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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.

Areas We Serve

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter provides services to 73 counties in Indiana. Service delivery areas are outlined below.

  • Northwest: Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke
  • Northern: Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall, St. Joseph, Wabash
  • Northeast: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, Whitley
  • West Central: Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, White
  • North Central: Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton
  • Heartland: Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison
  • East Central: Fayette, Randolph, Rush, Union, Wayne
  • Wabash Valley: Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo
  • Metro Indy: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Shelby
  • Limestone: Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Owen
  • South Central: Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings
  • Vincennes: Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Pike

Alzheimer's Association of greater Indiana service Delivery Areas


In 1982, the Alzheimer’s Association and Related Disorders Organization was established in cooperation with Community Hospitals, Indianapolis to support patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Chapter affiliated with the National Association in 1988 and became the Alzheimer’s Association - Central Indiana Chapter. By the year 2000, the Chapter served 37 counties in central Indiana.

Meanwhile, in 1986, the South Central Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association was incorporated. Located in Columbus, Ind., the South Central Chapter originally served five counties. By the year 2000, the Chapter’s service area had grown to 14 counties.

In the year 2000, these two chapters merged to form the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Indiana. In 2003, the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Indiana merged with the Fort Wayne Alzheimer’s Support Groups to form the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. With the merger, the Association expanded its territory to include northern Indiana and opened an office in Fort Wayne, Ind.

The Greater Indiana Chapter is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors and a staff in 3 offices. More than 450 volunteers are also utilized to provide support and education programs to the Chapter’s 73 counties.


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 generosity of our donors enables us to continue to provide invaluable services and fund research as we work to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease. In our continuing effort to be good stewards of the gifts we receive, in fiscal year 2016, 75% of Greater Indiana Chapter expenditures provided programs and services to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Board of Directors


Kepten Carmichael, Chair

Members at Large

Bruce Baude
Chris Coudret
Ulf Ester-Bode
Phyllis Ferrell
Mike Harrington
Andrea Kessler
Bruce Lamb, Ph.D.
David M. Mandelbaum, MD
Mollie Richards
Ralph Richards
Robert Russell, M.D.
Stacy Sarault
Andrea Heslin Smiley
Chris Waters
Emily Wilson

Medical & Scientific Advisory Council

Linda Abels, M.D.
Liana Apostolova, M.D.
Valerie Bruemmer, M.D. 
Fen Lei Chang, M.D.
Andrew Class, M.D.
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Margaret Frazer, M.D.
Ann Hake, M.D.
Patrick Healey, M.D.
Richard Mohs, Ph.D.
Leslie Oleck, CNS
Stephen Rappaport, M.D.
Dan Rexroth, Psy.D.
Robert Russell, M.D.
David Spangler, M.D.
Stanley Szwast, M.D.
Tasha Williams, Ph.D.
Chris Wilson, M.D.

Council of Past Presidents

Bruce Baude
Dee Dee Katzman
Phil Nicely
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Curt Fankhauser
John Thompson
Dave Bromund
Ken Bennett
Mark Laker


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