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About us

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that is specifically designed to provide a link to resources for people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. We are also deeply concerned with providing support to those who care for persons with dementia. Our mission is to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as provide a quality life for the person with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

The Alliance provides information and resources regarding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. We have many programs and services to offer you on an ongoing basis. Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to talk personally with any of our staff (608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251 toll-free, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

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Financial information

The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations, special events, fees for service, and foundations. In fact, 90% of our operating income is from private donations.

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Mission and vision statement

Mission

To support individuals, families, and professionals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through information, education, consultation, and advocacy; and to promote the advancement of scientific research to better diagnose, treat and ultimately eliminate Alzheimer’s disease.

Vision

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Annual report

Our Annual Report for fiscal year 2014-2015 contains information on our accomplishments, programs and services, finances and more. Click below to access the document.

Annual Report FY 2014-2015 PDF

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IRS Form 990

Form 990 series returns are required to be filed by most tax-exempt organizations, except for church and government-affiliated organizations. Form 990 is the IRS's primary tool for gathering information about tax-exempt organizations, for educating organizations about tax law requirements and ensuring their compliance.

FY 2016 IRS Form 990, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance PDF

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Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance staff

The phone numbers below are direct extensions to the specific staff member.

Paul Rusk, Executive Director (608.232.3405)

Charlestine "Charlie" Daniel, Diversity Coordinator (608.204.9789)

Becky DeBuhr, Outreach Specialist Grant/Richland Regional Office (608.723.4288)

Rob Gundermann, Public Policy Director (608.232.3408)

Ingrid Kundinger, Development Director (608.232.3410)

Kristin Larson, Director of Communications (608.310.8780)

Theresa Malak, Finance Director (608.232.3401)

Mary Severson, AFCSP Coordinator (608.441.8420)

Julie Sheahan, Communications Coodinator (608.232.3409)

Lindsey Marsh, Dementia Support Team (608.232.3404)

Naomi Jones, Respite and Outreach Specialist (608.661.0463)

Deanna Truedson, Outreach Coordinator (608.843.3402)

Janet Wiegel, Outreach Specialist Columbia/Sauk Regional Office (608.742.9055)

Patricia Wilson, Family Support Coordinator (608.232.3406)

Suanne Zimmerman, Professional Trainer (608.212.4131)

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Board of directors

Mary Kay Baum
Carey Gleason, PhD
Perry Henderson, MD
Mark Jensen, President
Carol Koby
Vivian M. Larkin, PhD, MSW, CRC
Bill Mauerman, Treasurer
Ken Muth
Paul Pitas, Secretary
April Weir-Hauptman
Steve Zanoni

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Our history

ADAW began providing services in south central Wisconsin as a non-profit organization in 1985. In 1990, it was incorporated as a chapter of the National Alzheimer's Association. In December 2009, the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin became an independent non-profit organization and is governed by a local board of directors.

Press release on disaffiliation (12/23/09)
Fact sheet on disaffiliation

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Employment opportunities

Outreach Specialists

One serving Adams and Juneau counties and one serving Marquette, Green Lake and Waushara counties.

Primary job responsibilities include the following: (a) Plan and implement ADAW core services and programs which include information and referral, care consultation, education programs, support groups and early stage programs. (b) Cultivate community partnerships to identify, address and meet the needs of people with dementia, family and professional care partners. (c) Encourage early diagnosis, increase knowledge of dementia and strategies to enhance quality of life and promote ADAW as leader for dementia resources, expertise and collaboration. (d) Working with community partners, plan and implement the Powerful Tools for Caregivers curriculum. (e) Work with community members to facilitate area fundraising activities including Alzheimer’s Walks and any independent, third party fundraising events that arise.

Residence in the service area is preferred. Please specify the desired position when applying. Cover letter and resume due by Friday, June 30, 2017.

Mail to:
Paul Rusk
ADAW
517 N. Segoe Road, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53705

or email paul.rusk@alzwisc.org.

View full job description and responsibilities.

 

Outreach Specialist - Greater Beloit Area

Primary job responsibilities include the following: (a) Plan and implement ADAW core services and programs which include information and referral, care consultation, education programs, support groups and early stage programs. (b) Cultivate community partnerships to identify, address and meet the needs of people with dementia, family and professional care partners. Works closely with communities of color including Beloit’s African American churches. (c) Encourage early diagnosis, increase knowledge of dementia and strategies to enhance quality of life and promote ADAW as leader for dementia resources, expertise and collaboration. (d) Working with community partners, plan and implement the Powerful Tools for Caregivers curriculum. (e) Work with community members to facilitate area fundraising activities including Alzheimer’s Walks and any independent, third party fundraising events that arise.

Residence in the service area is preferred. Please specify the desired position when applying. Cover letter and resume due by Friday, June 30, 2017.

Mail to:
Paul Rusk
ADAW
517 N. Segoe Road, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53705

or email paul.rusk@alzwisc.org.

View full job description and responsibilities.

Diversity Coordinator

This position is the primary link with the African American communities in Dane and Rock counties for providing both the services of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW) and for recruitment and research support for the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (WADRC).  Primary job responsibilities include the following: (a) Establish networks and build collaborative relationships in the African American communities of Dane and Rock counties through participation in targeted community events and with local targeted organizations. (b) Present and provide culturally tailored community education programs and information to African American elders and their families.  (c) Provide recruitment and research support for the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  (d) Plan and carry out Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin core services which include information and assistance, care consultation, education programs and support groups for the targeted communities.  Position is based in Madison but will work with our new Beloit Outreach Specialist approximately once per week.

Cover letter and resume due by Friday, July 14, 2017.

Mail to:
Paul Rusk
ADAW
517 N. Segoe Road, Suite 301
Madison, WI 53705

or email paul.rusk@alzwisc.org.

View full job description and responsibilities.

 

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