Southwest Chapter

Serving AZ, NM, NV

Set this as my local chapter

Parkinson’s Foundation Southwest 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.

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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 Southwest 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 impact in the Southwest Chapter

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

Resources

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


Aware in Care Kit

Advocate for your best care

The Aware in Care Hospital Kit gives people with PD tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital visit.

Order a Kit


Helpline

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 2021 grant cycle, we awarded six 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.

Contact Us

480-506-0063
Southwest@Parkinson.org

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

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Board of Advisors

Executive Committee

Karen Weiss-Fisher, M.D.

Karen Weiss-Fisher, M.D. – Board President
Radiologist

Karen Weiss-Fisher is a radiologist with a subspecialty in Breast and Women’s Imaging. She grew up in New York and spent most of her professional years practicing in Chicago. She and her husband moved to Scottsdale eight years ago. “Bonus Mom” to five adult children and two grandchildren.

Her dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the 90’s and passed away in 2003 and did not have the benefit of the Parkinson’s Foundation. “Today, the resources, therapies, education, medications, research, studies, and support that are currently available to patients and their families are exciting and full of hope,” said Dr. Weiss-Fisher.


Michael Meyers

Michael Meyers – Vice President / Board Development Committee Chair
Retired MetLife Executive

Michael Meyers was in the financial services industry. He worked with MetLife for almost 30 years. After receiving his MBA, Mr. Meyers embarked on a path of management, where he recruited new agents, was responsible for their training, and put on seminars across the country in financial planning, estate planning and charitable giving.

About four and a half years ago, Mr. Myers was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He got involved with the Parkinson’s Foundation and became a Certified Coach with Rock Steady Boxing. Both organizations changed his life.


Cindy S. Brown – Mission & Outreach Committee Chair
LBSW, CDP - Training & Resource Manager at Home Instead Senior Care

Cindy Brown is the Social Worker/Training and Resource Manager at Home Instead Senior Care in Albuquerque. She is a leader in providing innovative solutions to seniors and their families who face challenges. She is a speaker and community educator on topics surrounding senior care, and a founding member of the Parkinson’s Connection of Central New Mexico.

Ms. Brown received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. She is a Licensed Social Worker and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. With her experience, she works to be a resource and advocate for seniors and their families.


Jennifer Campbell

Jennifer Campbell – Fund Development Committee Chair
Retired Sales & Business Development Professional

Jennifer Campbell is a retired sales and business development professional who brings 33+ years of experience working in the U.S. and Canada for major global high tech leaders DocuSign, IBM, and Lexmark.

Parkinson’s disease is very personal for Ms. Campbell because her brother Dave has been living with it for 16 years. She served on advisory boards for her alma mater (University of Ottawa) and Uniting Professional Women Accelerating Relationships & Development, while living in California. She is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, is bilingual in English and French, and has her MBA from University of Ottawa.


Board Members

Mark Milow - Emergency Preparedness Planner, Maricopa County Department of Public Health

Fran Adelson - Real Estate Broker/Sales Agent

Brian Bower – Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Dr. D. Gause – Professor, Fine Arts

Julio Gonzalez, Jr. – Retired Global Real Estate Executive, JP Morgan Chase

Shannon Jameson PT, DPT – Physical Therapist at Barrow Neurological Institute

Dr. Zoltan Mari – Ruvo Family Chair & Director for Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders, Cleveland Clinic , Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Brian McDonald – Retired Architect

Peggy Samha – Retired President of Samaha and Company

Jonathan Shaw – Owner of Your Care Agency and Marine Corps Veteran

Dr. Holly Shill – Director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center

Therese M. Uthke, MS, CCC-SLP – Speech Pathologist at Barrow Neurological Institute

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