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Elaine Casavant, R.N.

Elaine Casavant, People with Parkinson's Advisory Council

Elaine Casavant, R.N.
Lansing, MI

“It is my goal, working with PDF’s Advisory Council, to be the voice of care partners whose lives have been changed; who feel overwhelmed and frightened; who, while they may find it difficult asking for help, deserve our attention and support."

Ms. Casavant, R.N., is a nurse educator and former practicing nurse with over 40 years of experience in trauma, the emergency room, the intensive care unit and the operating room.

Ms. Casavant has been active in the Parkinson’s community since her husband’s diagnosis, in both her former state of South Carolina and current home of Michigan. For example, she has led several PD support groups and volunteered with the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC). She has also been active at the national level, as a state representative with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN).

Ms. Casavant is active in other philanthropic community organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and The Compassionate Friends Foundation.

She studied nursing at Labouré College and North Shore Community College.

Next PPAC Member: Carol Fox