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Advisory Board

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Dance for PD Founding Advisory Board (2010-2018):

Toby Beazley
Executive Director, Dance Umbrella (UK)
Coordinator, Dance for Parkinson’s Network (UK)
Trustee, Musical Moving – Dance for People with Parkinson’s; London, UK

Ivan Bodis-Wollner, M.D., Sc.D. (Research Committee Chair)
Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical School
Director, Kings County Hospital Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders Center of Excellence; Brooklyn, NY

Allan Bufferd, Sc.D., J.D.
Treasurer Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Former Chief Investment Officer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Founding President, MIT Investment Management Company; Cambridge, MA

Linda Burt
Board Member, Neighborhood Music School
Retired Speech/Language Pathologist; New Haven, CT

Bevil Conway, Ph.D.
Knafel Assistant Professor, Wellesley College
Visiting Scientist, Harvard Medical School; Wellesley and Boston, MA

Emme Levin Deland, M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, Strategy, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell; New York, NY

Penny H. Feldman, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Research and Evaluation at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY)
Director of the Center for Home Care Policy and Research; New York, NY

Brad Fluegel
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Walgreens; Deerfield, IL

Pam Gill, R.N., M.A.
Senior Director, Medical Operations, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, OH

Gene Gurkoff, Esq.
Principal, En Masse Mail; New York, NY

Patrick Haggard, Ph.D.,
Professor of Clinical Psychology, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience & Department of Psychology, University College London; London, UK

Mark Hallett, M.D.
Chief, Human Motor Control Section, NINDS, National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, MD

Claire Henchcliffe, M.D., D.Phil.
Director of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Institute, Weill Cornell; New York, NY

Stacey Lee, M.S.W.
Psychotherapist, clinical consultant. Advisor to program development, Parkinson’s Disease Center Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Former manager in Healthcare and instructor at Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA

Eve Marder, Ph.D.
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience and Chair of the Biology Department, Brandeis University; Waltham, MA

Cynthia McRae, Ph.D.
Professor, Counseling Psychology Program, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver; Denver, CO

Ellen Offner, M.B.A. (Chair)
Principal, Offner Consulting LLC; Newton, MA

Eli Pollard
Executive Director, World Parkinson Coalition, Inc.; New York, NY

R. Lucia Riddle
Owner of Sister Strength, Washington, D.C.; Retired VP, Federal Government Relations, The Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA and Washington, D.C.

Robert T. Rubin, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Greater LA VA System
Professor and Vice Chair, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Studies, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Los Angeles, CA

Edward I. Rudman
Co-Founder, Link Medicine Corporation
Former Senior Partner, Atlantic Trust; Boston, MA

Susan Sherwin
Executive Vice President for External Relations, Aspen Institute; Washington, D.C. and Aspen, CO

Laurita Thomas
Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI