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About Us

Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. (AP) exists to provide comfort, support, and assistance to persons with memory disorders and their caregivers in the Big Bend area.

At the Alzheimer’s Project, we provide a range of services aimed at supporting caregivers to maintain a decent quality of life while caring for their loved ones, and ensuring those living with dementia experience a comfortable, dignified existence. Our respite care service, or social club, offers caregivers the valuable opportunity to focus on self-care, while our support groups create vital connections within a community of fellow caregivers. Through counseling and caregiver education offerings, we equip care partners with essential tools to understand and assist their loved ones through the progression of the disease. In many instances, our support enables caregivers to keep their loved ones in the familiarity and comfort of their own home.

Helping caregivers sustain a decent quality of life as they care for their loved one.
Serving as a primary resource for communities across the Big Bend as they deal with the financial and emotional devastation wrought by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
Providing a comfortable, dignified existence for people suffering from dementia.

Our History

In 1991, under the guidance of Reverend John Fletcher, Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church initiated an outreach program known today as the Alzheimer’s Project. This initiative was rooted in the idea of local volunteers assisting families in their own community who were facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Formally established as a non-profit organization in 1992, The Alzheimer’s Project of Tallahassee joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Tallahassee in 2007, evolving into The Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. Over the years, the Project has expanded its reach beyond Leon County, now offering support groups across Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Taylor, and Wakulla counties.

Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. is pleased to provide services at a reduced rate. Certain services are offered on a sliding scale fee schedule, with many services being delivered free of charge. We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by state and federal grants, as well as private donations. Our donors make our mission possible, and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Project Staff

John Trombetta, Executive Director

Tyeshia Tucker, AA, Office Manager

Madison Johnson, Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Sattar, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor

Chantel Pruett, RMFTI, Counseling and Support Group Coordinator

Mindy Towler, BSW, Outreach Coordinator

Claire Sand, Respite Coordinator

Mackenna Davis, BSW, AmeriCorps Manager

Elena Santarpia, MSW, Counseling and Support Group Coordinator

Executive Board

Brian Delaney, Board Chair

Cathy Craig-Myers, Vice Chair & Secretary

Ray McCallister, Treasurer

Rob Wicker, Immediate Past Chair

Larry Barlow

Patrick O’Bryant

Heather Frost

Amber Pearson

Margaret Farris

Bill Eichhoeffer

Kelli Spears

Audrey Smith

Lori Clemmons

Meg Powalski

Niharika Suchak, FSU College of Medicine Liaison

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