About APDA

American Parkinson Disease Association

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest 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 $185 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

President & CEO

Rebecca Gilbert, MD, PhD

Vice PresidentChief Scientific Officer
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Robin Kornhaber, MSW

Senior Vice President, National Programs and Partnerships
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Michelle Harman McDonald, MSW, LSW

Senior Vice President of Chapter Development & Field Operations
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Stephanie Paul

Senior Vice President Development & Marketing
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Cheryl Weiner

Senior Director, Finance and Administration
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Scientific & Medical Affairs


Board of Directors

Patrick McDermott

Chairman

Executive Committee

Thomas K. Penett, Esq.
1st Vice Chairman
Sally Ann Esposito Browne
Secretary
Elena Maestrone Imperato
Treasurer
Mario J. Esposito, Jr.
Athol Cochrane

Board Members

Bernard Battista
Elizabeth Braun
Lisa Esposito, DVM
Donna J.C. Fanelli
Michael Melnicke
Joel A. Miele, Jr., PE
David G. Standaert, MD, PhD

Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors

Fred Greene

Emeritus Board Members

Donna Marie Foti
The Hon. John Fusco
Paul G. Gazzara, MD
Michael Halkias
John Z. Marangos, Esq.
Frank Petruzzi
Robert Pirrello
Dorothy Reimers
Scott Schefrin
Jay A. Springer, Esq.
Martin Tuchman
Jerry Wells, Esq.