About APDA Connecticut

About the APDA Connecticut Chapter

 “Thriving” with Parkinson’s Disease!

Board member Stefan at work. He has Young Onset PD.
Cutting PD off at the knees! Thriving-every day!

The Connecticut Chapter seeks to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and the issues that are important to the Parkinson’s community. We recently hosted three Parkinson’s related webinars and a five day educational symposium.


Board Officers

President – Erika P. Forte
Vice President – Lauren Erardi
Secretary – Amanda Brill
Treasurer – Tanya Spurlin

Board of Directors

Cristina Colon-Semenza, PhD
Duarte G. Machado, M.D.
Michelle Dagostine, MD
Stefan McKosky
Jennifer Barnhart
TJ Goldberg
Lesley Mills
Dana Paul
Committee Member
Joanne Berlinski

Information & Referral Center
J. Antonelle de Marcaida, M.D., Medical Director
Rachael Geoffrion, RN, I & R Coordinator

APDA CT Chapter Program Coordinator
Marlane Argianas

Yellow Dot Program in Connecticut
The National TRIAD initiative affixes a yellow dot in the car’s rear window to alert emergency response personnel to senior drivers’ and passengers’ medical information stored in the vehicle.
Register at Stonington Human Services.  Please bring all current medical information when registering; photos will be taken on site.  Information cards are also utilized to alert emergency personnel of the injured senior’s family members whose care may be dependent upon the senior, such as a homebound spouse.
Call (860) 535-5015 for an appointment.
Sponsored by Stonington Police Department and Stonington TRIAD.