Board of Directors

Wisconsin Board of Directors

Tom Engels, President

As CEO of T.A. Engels Consulting, Tom Engels has 35+ years of experience in marketing, public relations, media, and fundraising. Engels has provided business development, marketing, and grant writing services to many nonprofits, including Tellurian Inc. Experienced in securing new business relationships and expanding existing business partnerships, Engels has facilitated strategic planning workshops with a focus on increasing revenue, brand awareness, and community support.

Jessica Wagner, Vice President

Jessica Wagner, APDA Wisconsin Board of DirectorsJessica Wagner is Director of Marketing at Mobile22. She has 15 years of experience in marketing for a variety of industries along with developing and implementing strategic marketing plans, event planning, brand awareness campaigns, website development, and helping organizations use their Customer Relationship Management software. Jessica’s father was diagnosed with PD around 2008 and she joined the board to better understand how PD affects not only the individual but their family and be able to provide resources to her family as his PD progresses. Jessica will be leading the planning and management of the Wisconsin Parkinson’s Symposium. She is also on the Board of Directors of the American Marketing Association, Madison Chapter.

Kary Beck, Secretary

Kary Beck, APDA Wisconsin Board of DirectorsKary Beck is a public relations professional specializing in social media and digital marketing. She joined the APDA Wisconsin Board in a few weeks after her husband, Dave, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2018. Over her 40+ year career in strategic communications, she has created and implemented marketing  and community outreach campaigns that included blogging, direct mail, e-blasts, websites, and editorial and paid media coverage in Wisconsin and across the nation.

Bridget Woodruff, Treasurer

Bridget WoodruffAs an Assistant Athletic Director in the UW-Madison Athletics Department, Bridget Woodruff leads strategic efforts for career and leadership development and alumni relations.  She has 15+ years of experience in developing teams, event and program planning, career coaching, leadership development, and project management.  Personally, Bridget has three immediate family members who have all been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  Witnessing the daily impacts of this disease fuels her passion to serve on the Board of Directors.

Susan Armstrong

Susan Armstrong, APDA Wisconsin Board of DirectorsSusan Armstrong is a physical therapist and the owner/founder Stellar Rehabilitation, LLC.  Stellar Rehabilitation is a comprehensive therapy provider, offering physical, occupational and speech/language therapy services to a variety of clients, including people with Parkinson’s disease. Susan partners with home care, hospice and assisted living organizations, providing skilled therapists offering excellent care in multiple settings and through multidisciplinary approaches. Her team offers community presentations and complimentary Falls Prevention Screenings.


Interested in getting involved?

APDA Wisconsin is in a growth mode and looking for individuals interested in making a difference right here in Wisconsin. There are a variety of ways you can volunteer everything from a committee that meets regularly to a one time, small commitment project. Right now to meet the needs in Wisconsin we are actively seeking dedicated people who would like to learn more about APDA Wisconsin and become involved.