To my friends in the Los Angeles Parkinson’s community,
It has been a pleasure to work with you over the last five years in my role with PCLA. I joined PCLA to form a deeper connection with families living with PD in our area, and to help you with the resources, support, and information you need. I’m so glad to have been able to get to know so many of you — I can’t tell you how rewarding it has been!
At this time, I need to take a step back from my role with PCLA, in order to spend more time with my family. While I am sad to move away from a role that has been so rewarding for me, I am excited to create an opportunity for someone else in our community to help to shape PCLA’s programming.
My work with the Parkinson’s community started after my mom was diagnosed, in 2006. When I moved to Los Angeles from New York, in 2012, I was fortunate to meet Nessa and Mike Weinman, Judy and Sandy Yaras, and Patrick LoSasso – some of PCLA’s founding board members – just before PCLA was formed. You will not find a more caring group of people, all working hard on behalf of those living with PD today. PCLA’s focus on support for the family, and on education, inspiration, and empowerment for those living with PD is remarkable, and I know that it comes through in everything we do.
Thank you all for being part of our community. I look forward to seeing you at future PCLA events!
All the best,
Photo above: That’s me in the middle, with some of the PCLA team members at “Living Artistically with Parkinson’s” in 2022.