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.).
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.
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 be the leading resource for those seeking help or information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias;
- To provide direct and appropriate support to all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias;
- To effectively communicate timely and accurate information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias within the Wisconsin counties we serve;
- To promote early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease;
- To encourage healthy lifestyles associated with brain health;
- To support the advancement of scientific research to better diagnose, treat and ultimately eliminate Alzheimer's disease;
- To create opportunities and events related to Alzheimer's disease and dementia that garner resources to support our organization in meeting the growing needs of an increasing aging population.
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.
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.
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)
Danielle Thai, Education Coordinator (608.232.3403)
Deanna Truedson, Outreach Coordinator (608.843.3402)
Kassie Martin, Development Coordinator (608.661.0463)
Janet Wiegel, Outreach Specialist Columbia/Sauk Regional Office (608.742.9055)
Patricia Wilson, Family Support Coordinator (608.232.3406)
Suanne Zimmerman, Community Outreach Assistant/Serving Rock County (608.212.4131)
Mary Kay Baum
Emily Litznerski Foster
Carey Gleason, PhD
Perry Henderson, MD
Mark Jensen, President
Carol Koby, Past President
Bill Mauerman, Treasurer
Paul Pitas, Secretary
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.
Respite and Outreach Specialist
In partnership with the Dementia Care Support Specialist (DCSS) based in the Dane County Aging & Disability Resource Center, this 20-hour per week position works directly with African American families to provide tailored respite care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias as part of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Supportive
Services Program (ADSSP) grant study. This grant examines caregiver attitudes, barriers and facilitating factors that prompt caregivers to enroll in supportive programs. It will also compare the acceptability and effectiveness of two caregiver interventions in the African American community. This position is required to dedicate at least 50% of time to direct services.
Please send resume and cover letter by September 20 to Kristin Larson, Director of Communications, 517 N. Segoe Rd. #301, Madison, WI 53705 or via email email@example.com.