2018 Board of Directors
We are dedicated individuals working to improve the lives of New Mexico families and communities affected by Parkinson's disease.
Author, retired University of New Mexico computer scientist,
volunteer— MS, ALS, Autism.
Cindy Brown, Secretary
Social worker/LBSW, training/resource manager, Home Instead
Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Dr. Wendy D. Bircher, PT, EdD, Board Member
Physical therapist, accounting, information technology.
Ilse Bolle, Board Member
Art educator, retired artist.
Marcia de Garmo, Board Member
Alumni & development.
Rita Rachkowski, Board Member
Hospice care, recruitment, and contracting mental health providers.
Kathleen Manygoats, Board Member
Program Committee Chair
Social worker/Administrator Indian Health Svcs, retired, served on Board NASW and NASW NM.
Diane Moore, Co-Chair Annual Conference
Speech language pathology, Healing Touch Practitioner-Apprentice.
Doreen Rosenberg, Board Member
Pharmacist, administrator, and media interviews on PD.
Patricia Ruybal, Board Member
Walk it Off! Chair
Massage therapist/instructor, doula, Qi Gong instructor.
Karen St. Clair, Board Member
Planner, trainer, coach, bookkeeper, and care partner to Rob.
Maureen Simmons, Executive Director
Nonprofit management, fundraising, and board development.
Gloria Carol, Program and Administrative Coordinator
Jessica Simmons, Marketing & Communications Director
Marketing and communications.
Advisory Council Member
Dr. Sarah Pirio Richardson, "Ask the Doctor" newsletter contributor, Advisor.
Movement Disorders Specialist on faculty at the University of New Mexico; Regional Site Director for the PADRECC—VA based PD education and clinical center, previous Medical Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association.