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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.

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Mission and vision statement


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.


To improve the lives of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and their families.  


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Annual report

Our Annual Report for fiscal year 2017-2018 contains information on our accomplishments, programs and services, finances and more.

Annual Report FY 2017-2018 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 2018 IRS Form 990, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance PDF

FY 2017 IRS Form 990, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance PDF

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.

Jennifer Bauer, Executive Director (608.232.3405)

Kristine Biesenthal, Dementia Outreach Specialist Green Lake/Marquette/Waushara Regional Office (920.294.4100)

Claire Bitner, Communications Coordinator (608.310.6976

Mary Severson, AFCSP Coordinator (608.441.8420)

Becky DeBuhr, Program Director (608.732.3131)

Vicki Hodel, Administrative Assistant (608.232.3402)

Noreen Kralapp, Dementia Outreach Specialist Dane County (608.661.0463)

Barbara McKinney, Diversity Coordinator (608.204.9789)

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

Heather Moore, Dementia Outreach Specialist (608.723.4288)

Julie Sheahan, Communications Manager (608.232.3409)

Rebecca Spindler, Special Events Coordinator (608.310.8780)

Nancy Thacker, Dementia Outreach Specialist Adams/Juneau Regional Office (608.516.6248)

Melissa Theisen, Development Director (608.232.3410)

Lori Stadelman, Finance Manager (608.232.3401)

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

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Board of directors

Mary Kay Baum, JD, MDiV
Carey Gleason, PhD
Perry A. Henderson, MD
Mark Jensen, President
Vivian M. Larkin, PhD, MSW, CRC
Bill Mauerman, Treasurer
Ken Muth
Kim Peterson, M.D., Emeritus
Paul Pitas, Secretary
Renee Rizzo, CPA
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

There are no open positions at this time.

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