The executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter has announced her plans to retire. Heather Allen Hershberger, who has served in the role since 1993, will step down at the end of April.
The organization says Hershberger took on the position with an annual operating budget of less than $100,000 and only one staff member. The chapter has grown to a $3.5 million budget with 27 staff members across three offices in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Merrillville.
"Heather’s exceptional and passionate leadership has highly benefited the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter for the past 23 years," said Bruce Baude, chapter board president. "Her ability to successfully lead the organization’s fundraising efforts has enabled tremendous growth of the chapter’s programs and services. She leaves the Greater Indiana Chapter with a capable and dedicated staff that is well-positioned in the community for future success. We can’t thank Heather enough for her sustained leadership and commitment to the cause."
The organization says a search for Hershberger’s successor is underway.