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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 Crawford/Grant/Richland Regional Office (608.723.4288)

Rob Gundermann, Public Policy Director (608.232.3408)

Kristin Larson, Director of Communications (608.310.8780)

Theresa Malak, Finance Director (608.232.3401)

Lindsey Marsh, Dementia Support Team (608.232.3404)

Teena Monk-Gerber, Outreach Specialist Beloit Office (608.331.3335)

Rachel Olson, Outreach Coordinator (608.232.3403)

Mary Severson, AFCSP Coordinator (608.441.8420)

Julie Sheahan, Communications Coodinator (608.232.3409)

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

Kristine Wiegman, Outreach Specialist Green Lake/Marquette/Waushara Regional Office (920.765.3359)

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

Development Director

The Development Director is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of all fundraising events and fund development programs of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.  The Development Director supervises the Development Coordinator, volunteers and committees; takes a leadership role in securing corporate sponsorships; develops relationships in order to secure and steward major gifts; manages budgets; oversees event operations; performs administrative functions related to fundraising.  

View full job discription and requirements.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance, 517 N. Segoe Road #301, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 or email paul.rusk@alzwisc.org.

Deadline for submission is 4 p.m., October 16, 2017

 

Outreach Specialist

This position is the primary link with the African American community in Dane County 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) Continuing existing networks and build collaborative relationships in the African American community in Dane County 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 ADAW core services which include information and assistance, care consultation, education programs and support groups for the targeted communities. 

View full job discription and requirements.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance, 517 N. Segoe Road #301, Madison, Wisconsin 53705 or email paul.rusk@alzwisc.org.

Deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. , November 1, 2017.

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