Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Serving MD, VA, WV, DE, PA, DC

Set this as my local chapter

Parkinson’s Foundation Mid-Atlantic makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research towards a cure. Whether you are newly diagnosed with PD or have been managing it for years, are a care partner, family member or friend of someone with PD, we are here to help you.

People dancing at the Moving Day walk for Parkinson's
Older woman and granddaughter have fun at Moving Day

About Us

We are leaders in ensuring expert Parkinson’s care, educating and empowering the Parkinson’s community and driving the understanding of Parkinson’s through research. As a national organization with local presence and impact, we bring help and hope to the estimated one million people in the U.S., 10 million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s.

Our Impact

Your support of the Parkinson’s Foundation Mid-Atlantic Chapter makes a big impact on the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) right here in your community, as well as across the country and around the world!

Read more about our Chapter's impact

Thanks to supporters like you, we are able to provide free resources and advance research toward a cure.


Find Expert Care

Access to care professionals, medications and services

Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network creates more opportunities for people with PD to access high-quality care.

Find Expert Care

Hospital Safety Guide

Advocate for your best care

The Hospital Safety Guide contains useful tools and information to help a person with Parkinson’s during their next planned or unplanned hospital visit.

Order a Kit


The Helpline answers more than 20,000 calls a year

Call our Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) to find your nearest PD specialist or local resources and get answers to your PD and caregiving questions.

Contact the Helpline

PD Library

We are your trusted ally for information at every stage

We offer resources including videos, podcasts, webinars and other opportunities to learn about the many aspects of living well with PD.

Search the Library

Community Grants

The Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grants program supports programs that further the health, wellness and education of the Parkinson’s community. We help people with Parkinson’s live better lives, today.

In the 2023 grant cycle, we awarded 7 local grants to community programs. These Community Grants are made possible through the support of donors.

Learn more about the Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grants program, including application information, deadlines and more.

Our Coverage

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter provides education, resources and programs throughout the states of District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Our coverage of Eastern Pennsylvania is divided as follows:

Southeast PA (Contact Kelly Nicoll, MidAtlantic@Parkinson.org, for more information) - includes the following counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

Eastern PA (Contact Dawn Lewis, DLewis@Parkinson.org, for more information) - includes the following counties:




































For information on Western Pennsylvania resources, please visit our Great Lakes Chapter.

Contact Us


Parkinson’s Foundation
ATTN: Mid-Atlantic
200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131

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Chapter Board

Our Chapter Board ensures our impact is community based and community lead.


Andre Atkins – President
President, Virtual Therapy Partners

Andre’s journey with Parkinson’s disease began as an LSVT Program Manager at Five Star home health. Andre has a deep passion for health, fitness, and nutrition. He has thirteen years of healthcare management experience in DME, home health, telehealth startups and consulting. Andre utilizes a combination of corporate outreach, partnerships, and networking to bring awareness to the mission of the Foundation.

Andre lives in Springfield, Virginia with his wife Laura, five-year-old daughter Anaya and 2-year-old son Amari.

Amar Chauhan
CEO, Avosina Digital

Bola Cole
Regional Director of Business Development, Capital City Nurses

Kathy Everett-Gaines
Co-Founder, The Network Women of Color Who Serve Seniors (WOCSS)

Charles Harris – Reach Further Chair
Liaison, Hospice of the Chesapeake

As a professional health liaison, Charles Harris has dedicated his career to helping people navigate complex health challenges like Parkinson’s disease (PD). Charles works closely with people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their families. He is often the first person to talk with patients and families about care needs and helps connect them with support resources.

Charles, a resident of Washington, D.C., is also passionate about healthcare access, especially in underserved regions and communities. In his city, he describes having a “wealth of healthcare access.”

Tony Hughes – Mission & Outreach Chair
Director of Community-Based Growth, Goodwin House Home Health

Tony is a sales executive with ten years of experience in the senior care industry. At Goodwin House – a Medicare-certified home health agency specializing in Parkinson’s and he understands the importance of building awareness of what the Foundation offers to people living with Parkinson’s. Tony currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and children.

Angelique Jackson
Marketing & Business Development Manager, Charles E. Smith Life Communities

Elizabeth Mako - Board Development Chair
Regional Business Development, Capital City Nurses

Elizabeth Mako, a native of Northern VA, has been working in the senior living/long-term care industry for the last 6 years, after transitioning from her career start in hospitality. She is a certified dementia practitioner with experience in the continuum of care, from hospital-based skilled home health, assisted living and memory care, to in-home private duty care. Elizabeth finds fulfillment in being a resource to clients and families along their care journey. She is an enthusiastic ambassador for older adults.

When not working, she enjoys a healthy lifestyle with her husband, Jordan, and spunky Red Heeler mix, Nash.

Shnicka Phillips
Manager of Case Management, Inova Fairfax Hospital

Allison S. Wise
Account Executive, Amedisys Home Health

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