Patrick Welch, PhD, Sgt. USMC (Ret.) is a member of, and tireless advocate for, both the veterans’ community and the Parkinson’s community. Dr. Welch was awarded a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam, founded the Center for Veterans and Veteran Family Services at Daemen College, and previously served as the Director of the Erie County Veterans Service Agency in New York.
Dr. Welch works with the Parkinson’s Foundation to spread awareness about PD, support veterans on their PD journey, and provide education on the critical importance of exercise for people living with this disease.