"PDF’s Advisory Council is an important venue to use our knowledge and experiences to help educate and represent others, especially those in rural, underserved communities.”
Mr. Phillips is a retired accountant, who held senior positions in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, in the Washington, DC area.
Mr. Phillips was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2010. Since then, he and his wife Marilyn, also an Advisory Council member, have been active in the cause on a local and national level, with a focus on educating communities about Parkinson’s research.
In 2012, the couple joined PDF’s Parkinson’s Advocates in Research (PAIR) program. Since then, they have worked on the frontlines with scientists to advance research, for example, by advocating for the use of telehealth in PD clinical trials (learn more here). Additionally, because of his training as a PDF Research Advocate, Mr. Phillips was recently appointed to an Institutional Review Board at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he provides feedback on a variety of clinical studies.
Mr. Phillips received his bachelor of arts from the University of Denver and his master of accountancy from the University of South Florida.