The Longest Day 2018
Home | News | Events | Press | Contact  

About UseNewsletterMessage BoardsAction CenterAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopDonate

Find your chapter:

search by state

In My Community

Weekly e-news

We will not share your information.

About Our Chapter
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font size

About us

The Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter

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.

Financial information

The Vermont 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 75 percent of all funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.

Vermont Leadership Board

Please click here to learn more about our Vermont Leadership Board.


  Martha Richardson, Executive Director

Martha joined the Alzheimer’s Association in July, 2010. She brings more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit world to the Vermont Chapter. She  started her career in development at the Putney School in Southern Vermont, then spent a 12 year period at Vermont Public Television followed by 10 years  as Development Director  for a network of 11 offices of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Martha lives in Mallets Bay with her husband Seth. Being empty nesters now that their two daughters are grown and out on their own, their dog Scout reaps the benefits.
Martha’s experience with Alzheimer’s has been on the personal level. With the dedication she's found within the Alzheimer's Association she is confident it is a matter of  WHEN not IF  we will find a cure.  It will happen sooner with your involvement.

Jane Mitchell, Development Director

With an extensive professional career in both the public and private sector, Jane Mitchell believes for organizations to “do well” in business, they must “do good” by their community. In June 2015, Jane joined the Vermont Chapter to develop and enhance meaningful relationships between the Alzheimer’s Association and area businesses, community groups and individuals who share our vision of creating a world without Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Jane and her husband Bill Mitchell own and operate Ride Safe Vermont, a motorcycle education and safety awareness organization based in South Burlington. They founded The Longest Day Brain Circuit Ride to honor Jane’s aunt who passed due to complications of vascular dementia. The Brain Circuit is a one-day motorcycle ride circumnavigating the state of Vermont, all to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s.

In her spare time, Jane serves on the board of the NH & VT Planned Giving Council and volunteers with Kelley Marketing Group at Champlain College.


Pamela Beidler, Programs & Outreach Director

Pamela joined the Vermont Chapter in February 2016 after working in healthcare and human services for 10 years. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner with a Masters in Healthcare Administration. She has a passion for working with our community’s most vulnerable populations and finding ways to empower individuals through health education. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and serves on the Tri-State Learning Collaborative Advisory Council.

Prior to joining the Vermont team, Pamela volunteered as Community Educator and served on the Walk to End Alzheimer's planning committee for six years. This year will mark her 10th Walk!

Pamela lives in Bolton, VT with her husband Carter and four furry kids.


Mary Thon, Development Specialist

Mary has worked in education and nonprofit for 18 years, raising dollars, planning events, supporting volunteers and multiplying the impact of organizations. Having lost her mother to Alzheimer's in 2013 at the young age of 67, her position with the Alzheimer's Association is personal.  Her goal is to work herself out of a job, as we reach our goal of a world without Alzheimer's.  She lives in Richmond with her husband, three teenagers, two cats and a dog, and in any spare moment loves to create and grow beautiful things.


The Vermont Chapter is affiliated with the following organizations:
(please click on their name to open the link)

Community Health Charities

VT Shares

VERG (Vermont Elder Resource Group)

Governor's Commission on Alzheimer's and Related Dementia

S.A.S.H. Local Table


Back to top



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.