About APDA Illinois


The American Parkinson Disease Association Illinois Chapter provides people with Parkinson’s disease, care partners, medical professionals, students and other interested individuals leading edge programming, medical and support system referrals, exercise classes, support groups, educational programs, newsletters and printed literature. The Chapter also informs individuals about current studies and research projects related to Parkinson’s disease in which they might wish to participate.

Our Mission

The American Parkinson Disease Association’s mission is that every day, we provide the support, education, and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest.

APDA Illinois Chapter Staff and Board of Directors


Melanie Adams, Executive Director, madams@apdaparkinson.org
Alix Huffman, Regional Office Coordinator, ahuffman@apdaparkinson.org
Laura Rossmann, Regional Director of Marketing & Communications, lrossmann@apdaparkinson.org
Mary Wesley, Program Coordinator, mwesley@apdaparkinson.org

Board of Directors

Roger Halleen , President
Jessica Kirby-Aranda, Vice President
Beth Schroeder, Secretary
Marge Baumrucker
William Bucklew
Dan Glisovic
Ed Hatteberg
Alex Houston
Claudia Ong
Jennifer Vince

APDA Illinois Chapter

P.O. Box 814
River Grove, Illinois 60171

Career Opportunities

There are no current job openings.

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