About APDA

American Parkinson Disease Association

Every day, we provide the support, education, and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest.

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is a nationwide grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to help the approximately one million with PD in the United States live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $282 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease. To join us in the fight against PD and to learn more about the support APDA provides nationally through our network of Chapters and Information & Referral (I&R) Centers, as well as our national Research Program and Centers for Advanced Research, please visit us at www.apdaparkinson.org.

Senior Leadership

Leslie A. Chambers, MSPH

Leslie A. Chambers, MSPH

President & CEO

Eloise Caggiano

Eloise Caggiano

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
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Rosa Pena

Rosa Peña, MSW

Vice President, Programs & Services
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Chris Salicco

Chris Salicco

Vice President, Finance & Administration
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Scientific Advisory Board

David Standaert

David G. Standaert, MD, PhD

Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board

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Board of Directors

Bernard F. Battista


Executive Committee

Vice Chairman
Donna J.C. Fanelli, DNP
Sally Ann Esposito Browne
Patrick F. McDermott
Elena Imperato

Board Members

Elizabeth Braun, RN
Athol Cochrane
Mario J. Esposito, Jr.
Lisa Esposito, DVM
Tom Liodice
Tom Penett, Esq.
David G. Standaert, MD, PhD

Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors

Vincent Gattullo
Fred Greene (served 1992-2016)