PPAC, the 14 people who are guiding our work to improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson's.
People with Parkinsonís Advisory Council
Meet the members of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) People with Parkinson's Advisory Council (PPAC). PDF launched PPAC in 2006 to ensure that the perspective of people living with Parkinson’s is integrated into our program development and priority setting. This group drives PDF’s mission to support research and ideas that will improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s.
Advisory council members are charged with providing input on PDF’s priorities and programs; helping PDF identify and meet the needs of people living with Parkinson’s; and serving as liaisons between PDF and the community. PDF considers the perspective of these individuals essential to assuring the relevance and usefulness of its work.
These members, who bring a rich diversity of backgrounds and skills to the Parkinson’s cause, are listed below. Browse their biographies and tell the advisory council members what you think the Parkinson's community needs by filling out their survey.
People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council Members
New York, NY
Christine Colón, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Maria De Leon, M.D.
Cedar Park, TX
Nan Little, Ph.D.
Linda M. Morgan, M.B.A., R.Ph.
Thomas A. Palizzi (Chair)
Marc Sherman, J.D.
Forest Hills, NY
Johnson City, TN
Fred Woodlief, D.D.S. (Vice Chair)
We thank the following members for their years of service.
David J. Eger, Ph.D.
White Plains, NY
Joy G. Dryfoos, Ph.D.
Melinda L. Hermanns, M.S.N., R.N., BC
Rhona B. Johnson
Daniel J.B. Kiefer, J.D.
Los Angeles, CA
Jo-Anne Lazarus, Ph.D.
Meredith N. Mucha, M.D.
Joanna Steichen, M.S.W.+
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA