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People with Parkinsonís Advisory Council

Meet the members of the Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson's Advisory Council (PPAC). PPAC was launched in 2006 to ensure that the perspective of people with Parkinson’s is integrated into our program development and priority setting. This group drives the organization'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 our priorities and programs; helping us identify and meet the needs of people living with Parkinson’s; and serving as liaisons between the organization and the community. We consider the perspective of these individuals essential to the relevance and usefulness of our work.


People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council Members

Julio Angulo, Ph.D.
Portland, OR

Mary Bendelow, Ph.D.
Conifer, CO

Elaine Casavant, R.N.
Lansing, MI

Carol Fox
Sarasota, FL

Anthony Geraci, M.D.
Canandaigua, NY

Andrée Jannette
West Chester, PA

Rebecca Miller, Ph.D.
New Haven, CT

Girija Muralidhar, Ph.D.
Poway, CA

Daniel Novak, Ph.D. (Chair)
Fort Worth, TX

Leslie Peters
Colorado Springs, CO

Jay Phillips
Summerville, SC

Marilyn Phillips, P.T.
Summerville, SC

Paul Rohrlich, Ph.D.
Falls Church, VA

Judi Sechter
Merrick, NY

A.C. Woolnough (Vice Chair)
Sandpoint, ID

Alan B. Zimmerman
Knoxville, TN


Founding & Former Members

We thank the following members for their years of service.

Claire Berman
New York, NY

Carey Christensen*
Stanwood, WA

Christine Colón, M.S., L.C.G.C.
Pleasantville, NY

Diane Cook
Denver, CO

Maria De Leon, M.D.
Nacogdoches, TX

Steve DeWitte
Washington, CT

Hao Dong, Ph.D.
Tallahassee, FL

Joy G. Dryfoos, Ph.D.*+
Boston, MA

David J. Eger, Ph.D.*
White Plains, NY

Eric Hellinger
Cedar Park, TX

Melinda L. Hermanns, M.S.N., R.N., BC*
Tyler, TX

Rhona B. Johnson*
Greenwich, CT

Daniel J.B. Kiefer, J.D.*
Los Angeles, CA

Jo-Anne Lazarus, Ph.D.*
Madison, WI

Nan Little, Ph.D.
Seattle, WA

Linda M. Morgan, M.B.A., R.Ph.
Asheville, NC

Meredith N. Mucha, M.D.*
Westerville, OH

Michael O’Leary*
Anthem, AZ

Thomas A. Palizzi
Denver, CO

Marc Sherman, J.D.
Forest Hills, NY

Karen Smith
Evansville, IN

Lillian Snyder*+
Wheaton, IL

Joanna Steichen, M.S.W.*+
New York, NY

Bruce Talbot*+
Moretown, VT

James Trussell*
Rome, GA

Ann Wasson*
San Francisco, CA

Peggy Willocks
Johnson City, TN

Fred Woodlief, D.D.S.
Richmond, VA

*Denotes founding member

+Denotes deceased