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An outstanding and dedicated group of volunteers who generously donate their time and talents

The National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. is privileged to have an outstanding and dedicated group of volunteers who generously donate their time and talents by serving on the NPF Board of Directors. Without their efforts, the work of the Foundation would not be possible.

*denotes Member of the Executive Committee 


John W. Kozyak, Esq.*
Chairman of the Board

NPF Board Member Since 2008

Both of Mr. Kozyak’s parents are living with Parkinson’s disease.  Kozyak is a founding partner of Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton a commercial litigation and bankruptcy law firm in Miami, Florida. Mr. Kozyak is a passionate advocate for better care and support services for families affected by a Parkinson’s diagnosis. He believes strongly in NPF’s historic commitment that all people with Parkinson’s deserve access to expert care and information. He established the Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation to fulfill his lifelong commitment to minorities and the underserved.

Bernard J. Fogel, MD*
Past Chairman

NPF Board Member Since 2007

Dr. Fogel has been a member of the NPF board since 2007 and chairman since 2008 and retired as Chairman of the Board in 2013.  Dr. Fogel has a personal interest in Parkinson’s—his own father struggled with the disease for decades.  Under his leadership, NPF launched a pioneer research study, the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project, which has the potential to improve the quality of care for everyone living with Parkinson’s. Dr. Fogel was also instrumental in launching NPF’s signature event, Moving Day®, a Walk for Parkinson’s, which has raised nationwide awareness of the disease and millions of dollars for the cause. A legend in Miami as both Dean and Dean Emeritus of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Fogel has written more than 60 articles and he has received a number of distinguished awards for his contributions to health care and medical education.

Andrew B. Albert*
Vice Chairman

NPF Board Member Since 2010

Mr. Albert is the Managing Director and Operating Partner of Svoboda Capital Partners, LLC in Chicago. He serves on the boards of Border Construction Specialties, Parts Now, Databank, Forsythe Technologies, Lawson Products and Transco, Inc. He also serves on the University of Wisconsin School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and the Northwestern University Parkinson’s Disease Advisory Board.

E. Richard Alhadeff, Esq.*

NPF Board Member Since 2000

Mr. Alhadeff is a shareholder and retired principal of the firm Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., a law firm in Miami.  He also served on the firm’s Board of Directors, where he specialized in real estate.

Paul F. Oreffice*
Chairman Emeritus

NPF Board Member Since 1989, NPF Board of Governors 1984-1989 and as Chairman from 2003-2007

Mr. Oreffice is the former President and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company and retired as the Dow Chairman of the Board in 1992. He has served on the boards of CIGNA, Coca Cola, Morgan Stanley, and Nortel and is currently the Chairman of Fairfield Homes and on the board of Spirit Finance Corporation.  He is also on the visiting board of MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is the only recipient ever of all three medals awarded periodically by the world’s chemical industry.  He lives in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife, Jo Ann Pepper Oreffice.

Marshall R. Burack, Esq.* 

NPF Board Member Since 2001

Mr. Burack practices at Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg and specializes in representing physicians and physician groups, diagnostic imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers, and other participants in the healthcare industry. He was listed in “The Best Lawyers in America, 2013” for health care law.


J. Gordon Beckham, Jr.

NPF Board Member since 2010

Mr. Beckham is the President and CEO InfoSys McCamish Systems, LLC, a financial services outsourcing company based in Atlanta, GA. Prior to joining McCamish, Gordon was an international trade finance officer at the C&S National Bank of Atlanta, Georgia. His civic activities include serving on the board of Coach's Corner. He is President of the HFM Foundation, Inc. formerly The McCamish Foundation, Inc.

Paul Blom

NPF Board Member since 2014

Paul R. Blom was elected to the board in November 2014, as an ex officio member. Mr. Blom recently served as the president of the NPF Minnesota Board of Directors for the past ten years and is the current Chair of NPF’s Chapter Advisory Council, working to strengthen the NPF Chapter network. A strong advocate for the Parkinson’s community, he has served as a member of the Community Advisory Board for Struthers Parkinson’s Center, an NPF Center of Excellence. Mr. Blom and his husband, Bob White, are the owners of the Right at Home franchise in Bloomington, MN, and were instrumental in helping to secure the Right at Home franchise’s national sponsorship of Moving Day®, NPF’s signature fundraising walk.  Additionally, Mr. Blom serves as Vice-Chair of Training to Serve, a Minnesota non-profit that provides training for senior service providers regarding the unique needs and barriers of the aging LGBT community.  He also serves on the boards of Avenues for Homeless Youth and the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, and he is Treasurer of the Minneapolis Area Senior Workers Association.

Erin R. Borger

NPF Board Member since 2014

Mr. Borger is in charge of Wealth Management in Northern California for UBS Financial Services. He serves as the Complex Director, overseeing $15 billion in assets in eight offices. He has served with UBS Financial since 2008, including his previous roles as Director, Branch Manager based in Florida and Management Training Advisor based in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Borger began his career with Morgan Stanley in 2003 as a Financial Advisor. Mr. Borger has long held an interest in neurological conditions and has supported various philanthropies personally and through his family foundation. He serves on the Board of Trustees: Visiting Committee and Neurology Committee for the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is also currently on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Advisory Board and F.I.N. Sea Foundation's Board of Directors. In the past he has been on various Boards and Committees for the following organizations: Avon Old Farm School, Alzheimer's Association, Chris Evert Children's Hospital, Crockett Foundation, Easter Seals South Florida, Palisades Medical Center, Queen for a Day, and The Randy McMichael Foundation. Mr. Borger graduated from Wofford College with a B.A. in Sociology with focus in Finance, Education and Psychology. He resides with his wife, Courtney, in San Francisco.

Ricardo Caporal

NPF Board Member since 2015

Ricardo Caporal is the Founder & President of Mattoni Group. The Brazil-born property developer has over 10+ years of real estate experience with a history of zest for entrepreneurship in an array of industries including music, fashion, design and technology. Additionally, he has worked in private equity. Caporal's Mattoni Group real estate investment company includes partnership interests in a diverse portfolio of assets across the Southern part of the United States comprised of rental apartment communities and commercial properties. Caporal established Mattoni Group in December 2009 with an aim to locate and create unique real estate investment opportunities. With a play on the word Mattoni which means "bricks" in Italian, Caporal's vision has been to create building blocks by effectively developing and managing the properties under his portfolio so that they revitalize their surrounding communities, attract quality tenants and/or buyers, and produce long-term value. Currently, Mattoni Group handles 1,000+ units in South Florida. Ricardo is active in local and national organizations and philanthropic causes, including the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) of Miami, where he has served as a member of the board's Executive Committee. Caporal graduated Magna Cum Laude and with honors from Babson College with degrees in both entrepreneurship and finance. Caporal was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and currently lives in Miami, Florida with his wife and two children.

Patricia de Stacy Harrison

NPF Board Member Since 2014

Ms. Harrison is president and chief executive officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the leading funder of public radio and public television programming for the American people. Ms. Harrison established the first Diversity and Innovation Fund for public media—radio, television, online and mobile.  Ms. Harrison is chairman of the Leadership Council of Women and Girls Lead, and was included on the Forbes list of “Women Changing the World in Media”.  She also sits on the boards of the National Italian American Foundation and the Meridian International Center.

Alessandro Di Rocco, MD

NPF Board Member Since 2014

Dr. Di Rocco is Chief of the Division of Movement Disorders, the Director of the NYU Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center (an NPF Center of Excellence) at NYU Langone Medical Center, and Professor of Neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. Formerly, he was the director of movement disorders at Beth Israel Medical Center and the director at the Parkinson’s disease & movement disorders clinic at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Di Rocco's main academic interest is in developing more effective treatments for Parkinson's disease and its motor, cognitive, and neuropsychological complications.

Alberto Dosal

NPF Board Member Since 2014

Alberto Dosal was elected to the board in October 2014. As the Chairman and CEO of Dosal Capital and all of its operating companies, Dosal is currently chairman of Compuquip Technologies, one of the oldest and largest family-owned and -operated IT businesses in South Florida. He founded the company in 1980 to provide technology equipment leasing services to local financial services firms and has since evolved and expanded the firm to its current focus on enterprise security products and services. He also serves as chairman of two companies that originated through his foresight and inspiration: Blue Wave Communications, a voice- and data-cabling company he founded in 2004; and BrightGauge Software, a web-based platform serving the needs of managed IT services providers (MSPs), which his sons launched in 2010. In addition, he leverages his financial acumen and banking industry experience to serve as Chair on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Miami Branch. Active in the local community, Dosal was the 2013-2014 Chairman of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Guido Goldman

NPF Board Member Since 2015

Guido Goldman, PhD, was elected to the board in May 2015. Dr. Guido Goldman has been the Director of the Program for the Study of Germany at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies of Harvard University since 1989. He served as Director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies from 1969 to 1994. Dr. Goldman has been Chairman of the Board and President of First Spring Corporation, engaged in private asset management since 1985. Dr. Goldman served as Co-Chairman of German Marshall Fund of the United States, of which he was the founder. He serves as a Member of American Advisory Board at Christie's International SA. He also served as chairman of the American Foundation for Textile Art, Inc., and as a vice chairman of the board of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and a board member of the American Council on Germany. The Dr. Guido Goldman Fellowship for the Study of German and European Economic and International Affairs, sponsored by the American Council on Germany, was established in 2003 to honor Dr. Goldman’s work in political science and his study of economics and foreign relations as they apply to transatlantic affairs.

Greg Katz

NPF Board Member Since 2015

Gregory E. Katz was elected to the board in March 2015. Mr. Katz joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as vice chairman, Miami, in January 2015, bringing with him 25 years of commercial real estate experience. As a tenant representative, Mr. Katz has secured millions of dollars in occupancy cost savings and lease enhancements for his clients. His specific areas of expertise include strategic planning, workplace optimization, complex lease and financial restructurings, traditional leases and build-to-suit transactions. Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Mr. Katz was an executive vice president with Studley (now Savills Studley). Mr. Katz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Tulane University.

Harold P. Kravitz, Esq.*
President Emeritus

NPF Board Member Since 1957

Mr. Kravitz is a member of the Dade Florida Bar Association and has been a practicing attorney in Miami for over 50 years. His professional background has been in banking, municipal law, insurance and automotive and construction industries and ERISA trusts. Mr. Kravitz has also been a director and chairman of several banks.

Honorable Shelley J. Kravitz

NPF Board Member Since 2004

Judge Kravitz is a Miami County Court Judge; she was elected to the Miami-Dade County court in 1992, after ten years as a general practitioner and four years as a Miami-Dade County public school teacher. She has sat in the Domestic Violence, Criminal and Civil Divisions. She is also the Co-Chair of the Legislative Issues for the Conference of County Court Judges, and has been appointed by the Chief Justice to the Local Rules Advisory Committee, authored "Construction Lien Foreclosures in Florida" and "Landlord/Tenant Law" for the Florida State Court System, served as president of the Pete T. Fay American Inn of Court, and lectured frequently on the justice system before community groups and civic organizations. She is the daughter of Harold P. Kravitz.

Jonathan Levin

NPF Board Member Since 2015

Jonathan Levin was elected to the board in March 2015. Jonathan Levin is a principal at The Williams Capital Group, L.P., an institutional investment bank based in New York servicing corporations as well as institutional investors active in the fixed income and equity capital markets.  As Williams Capital’s Director of Corporate Finance, Jonathan’s responsibilities include managing the Firm’s marketing and execution services for Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to joining Williams Capital in 1997, Jonathan served as a senior vice president in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers with responsibility for new business development, and the execution of corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions primarily for commercial banking institutions.  Jonathan received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Duke University, and MBA and JD degrees from Northwestern University.

Mindy McIlroy*

NPF Board Member Since 2014

Terranova’s Executive Vice President, McIlroy oversees leasing, marketing and new business development for the company’s diverse retail portfolio, and has led the company's strategy through its foray into mixed-use and High Street retail. With a track record of nearly half a billion dollars in retail leasing deals, McIlroy’s expertise spans a wide gamut of retail properties, from suburban shopping centers to lifestyle entertainment centers to urban retail and  mixed-use projects. Originally from upstate New York, McIlroy is now an entrenched Miami resident whose industry knowledge and experience services various community organizations. She is a founding member of the Lincoln Road Property Owners Association; a member of the MIMO Association, which works to preserve the Miami Historic District along the Biscayne Corridor; an executive board member of the Coral Gables Business Improvement District; and serves as retail advisory board member of the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at University of Florida's Warrington College of Business Administration. The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce recognized McIlroy in 2013 for an innovative deal that brought Epicure Gourmet Market to Coral Gable's newest mixed-use project. She has been ranked by CoStar as a Power Broker – Top Broker.

Robert M. Melzer*

NPF Board Member Since 2014

Mr. Melzer was elected to the board in June 2014. Mr. Melzer has had a long career in real estate investing including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Property Capital Trust in Boston. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and also served as interim CEO.  He has held numerous directorships in both business and philanthropic ventures. He resides in Brookline, MA and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Gail Milhous

NPF Board Member Since 2010

Ms. Milhous is a private philanthropist and community activist. She and her husband, Robert, co-owned the Milhous Museum of Collectibles, a private museum in Boca Raton, Florida which they sold in 2012. She is on the Boca Ballet Theatre’s Board.

James F.T. Monhart*

NPF Board Member Since 2014

Mr. Monhart is the Chief Risk Officer for Wealth Management for Northern Trust's private wealth business. He has also held the role of Senior Vice President since 1998. Mr. Monhart serves on several boards including: Youth Guidance, DePaul University-Center for Financial Services, and he is a member of the advisory council for the Northwestern University Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center. He resides in Chicago and holds an MBA in Finance from Washington University.

Roberto L. Palenzuela

NPF Board Member Since 2014

Mr. Palenzuela has been providing legal insight and regulatory guidance to both private and public companies in the healthcare industry for over 25 years. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Community Medical Group (CMG). Prior to his tenure at CMG, he was General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer for Florida-based Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc.  Mr. Palenzuela served on the founding Board of Directors of CareCloud Corporation. Presently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Christopher Columbus High School.

Enrique J. Sosa, PhD*

NPF Board Member Since 2007

Dr. Sosa, who is presently retired, served as President of BP Amoco Chemicals. He also served as Executive Vice President of Amoco Corporation. Prior to joining Amoco, Dr. Sosa served as Senior Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company, President of Dow North America and was a member of its Board of Directors. Dr. Sosa was a Director of FMC Corporation and a Director of Northern Trust Corporation.

Emeritus Board

Edythe Kay-Marsa

Harold P. Kravitz, Esq.*
President Emeritus

Jo Ann Pepper Oreffice

Robert H. Traurig, Esq.

Alan M. Slewett

A. Jeffrey Barash, Esq.

Senator Paul B. Steinberg, Esq.

Carmen Y. Cartaya, Esq.