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Areas We Serve
Services at a Glance
Board of Directors

Job Opportunities
Chapter Staff



Areas We Serve

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana provides services in 73 counties in Indiana.  Service Delivery areas and their associated counties are listed below, in North to South order.

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

Southern counties served by the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Chapter include:   Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Orange, Perry, Posey, Scott, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick and Washington

Southeastern counties served by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter include:   Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland

Services at a Glance

• 24/7 Helpline for information, support and assistance  1-800-272-3900
• Care Consultation by clinical social workers
• Educational Programs for family and professional caregivers
• Support Groups - over 60 throughout Indiana
• Community Resource Guides
• Fundraising Events  
• MedicAlert + Safe Return

Current Board of Directors

Kepten Carmichael, Chair
Art Wachholz, Vice Chair

Members at Large
Bruce Baude
Caitlin Callahan
Ken Crook
Sherri Davies
Phyllis Ferrell
Anita Gaillard
Brian Healey
Bruce Lamb, Ph.D.
Robert Russell, M.D.
Andrea Heslin Smiley

Medical and 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
Dee Dee Katzman
Phil Nicely
Carolyn Cunningham, M.D.
Curt Fankhauser
John Thompson
Mary Guerriero Austrom, Ph.D.
Dave Bromund
Ken Bennett
Mark Laker


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, 37 counties in central Indiana were served by the Chapter.

Meanwhile, in 1986, the South Central Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association was incorporated. Located in Columbus, IN, the South Central Chapter originally served five counties. By the year 2000, their 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, IN.

The Greater Indiana Chapter is administered by a voluntary Board of Directors and a staff of 27. More than 350 volunteers are also utilized to provide support and education programs to the chapter's 73 counties.

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 disease.


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.

See how contributions to the Greater Indiana Chapter impacted Hoosier families:
(view a video slideshow version of the impact report below)
2016 Greater Indiana Chapter Impact Report - Print Version

Past Annual Reports available to download:

For more information on use of funds or to request a printed copy of a report, please call the Chapter's 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Job Opportunities

Accounting Manager - The Accounting Manager manages the daily financial and operations activities of the Chapter office and works closely with the Executive Director and Regional Finance Director, ensuring excellent resource management and operational efficiencies throughout all regions of the chapter. The Accounting Manager is also assigned specific administrative responsibilities and management of certain strategic initiatives to assist the Executive Director and Regional Finance Director (RFD) to serve the changing needs of the Chapter. Based in Indianapolis. Click here to apply.
Development Specialist, Northwest Indiana - The Development Specialist manages the development and implementation of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Northwest and West Central Indiana Service Delivery Areas through volunteer recruitment and engagement and corporate development. This position is based in Northwest Indiana with frequent and consistent travel to assigned areas. It reports to the Director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Click here to apply.

Donor Relations Specialist - The Donor Relations Specialist provides oversight and security of the Chapter’s data entry processes. He/she works closely with Chapter leadership and staff to ensure accurate, timely and consistent data entry, reporting and donor acknowledgement. Based in Indianapolis. Click here to apply.

Fall Internships
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter is pleased to announce three Indianapolis-based internships for the fall semester. Internships are a great opportunity for a student seeking a career in events planning, marketing/PR or public health. Interns will gain experience in many aspects of our mission, goals and strategies, and have fun while doing it! To apply, send resume and cover letter to Lori Anzalone at loanzalone@alz.org. See full job descriptions below.

Communications/PR Internship
Development Internship
Programs & Services Internship

Location: Alzheimer's Association Indianapolis Office
Desired Class Level: Undergrad/Graduate; Junior, Senior
Salary Level: Unpaid - for credit
Approximate Hours Per Week: 20-30


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.