Board Member Brief Biographical Sketch Page # Elizabeth ... · 17/04/2017  · Board Member Brief...

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1 Board Member Brief Biographical Sketch ................................................................................................... Page # Frank C. Church, PhD/FAHA (Co-Editor) ................................................................................................................ 2 Elizabeth "Eli" Pollard (Co-Editor) ........................................................................................................................... 2 Jennifer Bazan-Wigle, PT, DPT .................................................................................................................................. 3 James Beck, Ph.D. ........................................................................................................................................................... 3 Lisa Cox, B.A. .................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Marcus Cranston, M.D................................................................................................................................................... 4 John Dean, MA CCC-SLP ................................................................................................................................................ 4 Josefa Maria Malta Domingos .................................................................................................................................... 4 Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, MD. MPH. PhD. .......................................................................................... 5 Margarita Makoutonina, M.Edu, B.AppSc (OT), CDMN ...................................................................................... 5 Matthew A. Sacheli, MSc., CSEPCEP .......................................................................................................................... 5 Jessica Shurer, LCSW..................................................................................................................................................... 6 Beth A. Vernaleo, Ph.D.................................................................................................................................................. 6

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    BoardMemberBriefBiographicalSketch...................................................................................................Page#

    FrankC.Church,PhD/FAHA(Co-Editor)................................................................................................................2

    Elizabeth"Eli"Pollard(Co-Editor)...........................................................................................................................2

    JenniferBazan-Wigle,PT,DPT..................................................................................................................................3

    JamesBeck,Ph.D............................................................................................................................................................3

    LisaCox,B.A.....................................................................................................................................................................3

    MarcusCranston,M.D...................................................................................................................................................4

    JohnDean,MACCC-SLP................................................................................................................................................4

    JosefaMariaMaltaDomingos....................................................................................................................................4

    Seyed-MohammadFereshtehnejad,MD.MPH.PhD...........................................................................................5

    MargaritaMakoutonina,M.Edu,B.AppSc(OT),CDMN......................................................................................5

    MatthewA.Sacheli,MSc.,CSEPCEP..........................................................................................................................5

    JessicaShurer,LCSW.....................................................................................................................................................6

    BethA.Vernaleo,Ph.D..................................................................................................................................................6

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    WPCParkinsonDaily:AbeginningFrankC.Church,PhD/FAHA(Co-Editor)Webeginwithabriefintroduction,ourexpectedgoalsandbiographicalsketchesoftheeditorialboardmemberswhoarewritingallofthearticles.Myco-Editor,EliPollard,andIaskedtheeditorialboardmemberstostudytheentire4thWPCprogramandtoidentifypresentationsonParkinson’sdiseasefromeachdaytheyfoundtobeespeciallynoteworthy.Theeditorialboardismadeupofphysicians,scientists,aphysicaltherapist,aphysiotherapist,anoccupationaltherapist,aspeechlanguagepathologist,aclinicalsocialworker,andseveralofushaveParkinson's.Importantly,weshareacommoninterestinParkinson'seducation/outreach;weseekabetterunderstandingofthisdisorder.Wearemostthankfulfortheirhelpandtheirmanycontributions.

    FrankC.Church,PhD/FAHA(Co-Editor)FrankChurchisaProfessorofPathologyandLaboratoryMedicineattheUniversityofNorthCarolinaatChapelHillSchoolofMedicine.Hisresearchisonserineproteasesandserineproteaseinhibitorsinthrombosis.HealsostudiesEngagedLearningEducationalstrategies(conversation,collaboration,andcollegiality).Heteachesmedicalstudents(co-BlockDirectorofImmunologyandofHematology)andundergraduates(CourseDirectorofBiologyofBloodDiseases).HisdiagnosisofParkinson'sdisease,combinedwithhiscareerinscienceandeducation,allowshimtheultimate"teachablemoment".HislifewithParkinson’sispresentedintheblog“JourneywithParkinson’s”:https://journeywithparkinsons.com/.

    Elizabeth"Eli"Pollard(Co-Editor)EliPollardhasbeenwiththeWorldParkinsonCoalitionfromitsinceptionin2004andhelpedsteertheorganization,alongsideworldrenownedParkinsonologistandWPCfounder,Dr.StanleyFahn.TogethertheyworkedtogrowWPCInc.fromit'ssolepurpose,ofhostingatriennialglobalCongressonParkinson'sdisease,toit'smoremeaningfulplaceinthecommunitytoday,asahubformanyoftheglobalPDorganizationstoconnectandintersectonline,onteleconferences,orinpersonattheCongresses.Eliisthrilledwiththeopportunitytomeetthemembersofthecommunity,tohelpbuildtheWPCLegacy,andtowatchasleadingresearchers,clinicians,peoplewithParkinson'sandothersworktogethertobringusclosertofindingthecause(s)ofParkinson'sandacureforthedisease.

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    EditorialBoardMembers(inalphabeticalorder):JenniferBazan-Wigle,PT,DPTJenniferBazan-WiglebeganhercareerteachingsciencefortheDepartmentofDefenseSchools.AfterteachinginAsia,Europe,andFlorida,shereturnedtotheclassroomasastudent,graduatingwithherdoctorofphysicaltherapyfromNovaSoutheasternUniversity.Asatherapist,JenniferfoundherpassionatthePWR!Gym,treatingindividualswithParkinsondiseaseandprovidinggroupexerciseinstruction.Jenniferalsoassistswithresearchatthegym,andpresentsthedatatoprofessionalandpublicaudiences.AsPWR!Faculty,shetrainstherapistsandfitnessprofessionalsin“Exercise4BrainChange”principlestobringevidenced-basedtherapyandexercisetocommunitiesworldwide.

    JamesBeck,Ph.D.JamesBeckhasledPDF'sscientificaffairssincehejoinedtheorganizationin2008.Inthisrole,Dr.BeckoverseesPDF’sresearchstrategyandprograms,includingmanagementofgrantsthatsupportPDFresearchcenters,individualinvestigators,fellowsandourcollaborativeprojects.Dr.BeckpreviouslyheldthepositionofAssistantProfessorintheBiologyDepartmentatLongIslandUniversity.HeremainsanAdjunctAssociateProfessorintheDepartmentofPhysiologyandNeuroscienceatNewYorkUniversitySchoolofMedicine.Dr.BeckholdsaB.S.fromDukeUniversityandaPh.D.fromtheUniversityofWashington,Seattle.HecompletedhispostdoctoraltrainingattheNewYorkUniversitySchoolofMedicine.

    LisaCox,B.A.LisaCoxisayoungonsetPwPfromSouthCarolina,withaBA,IndustrialRelations,UniversityofNorthCarolina-ChapelHill.Diagnosedin2009,Lisadwellsintherealmofpossibility,regularlyseekingopportunitiestoeducateandbringParkinson'sawareness,especiallytothecommunityatlarge.LisaisfounderoftheParkinson'sInformationNetworkoftheWesternCarolinas,communityliaisonfortheParkinson'sAssociationoftheCarolinas,PDFPAIRAdvocate,TeamFoxmember,participantinMovingDayandUnityWalk,Parkinson'sActionNetworksupporter,DavisPhinneyLocalHeroawardwinner,andWPCvolunteer.Activelyinvolvedinherlocalcommunity,LisaservesontheBalletSpartanburgBoard,chairstheCommunityOutreachCommitteeandisa2016graduateoftheGrassrootsLeadershipDevelopmentInstitute.Anaturalconnectorofpeople,itisLisa'sdesiretospeakdownbarriersandtotakeawaythestigmaofneurologicaldisease.

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    MarcusCranston,M.D.MarcusCranstongrewupinMontana,attendedcollege/medicalschoolinOregon,andwasanAirForcephysicianfor21years.At44,hewasdiagnosedwithParkinson’sandnowuseshishobbies,sportsandtravel,toraiseParkinson’sawareness.In2014,heran4milesin44countriesin4weeks–“Run-the-World4Parkinson”.Marcuswasinspiredbythosehemettocontinueefforts.In2015,heranacross5Caribbeanislandsin5daysandhiscurrentchallengeistofinish1-mileswimsin11Pacificislands.Hisultimategoalistovisiteverycountry,whilebringingattentiontothoselivingwithParkinson’s.YoucanreadmoreaboutDr.Cranston’sactivitiesat:www.444ParkinsonsTraveler.org

    JohnDean,MACCC-SLPJohnDeanisaspeechlanguagepathologistspecializinginthetreatmentofParkinson’sandrelateddisorders.HeservesastheDirectorofHealthcareStrategyandTechnologyfortheDavisPhinneyFoundationandhasastronginterestintechnologiesforParkinson’s.HealsomaintainsasmallprivatetelemedicinepracticewithlicensureinColoradoandCalifornia.

    JosefaMariaMaltaDomingosJosefaMariaMaltaDomingosisaspecializedPhysiotherapistinParkinsondiseasewithover13yearsofexclusiveclinicalexperienceinParkinsondisease.SheisheadcoordinatoroftheNeurorehabilitationUnitofCampusNeurológicoSéniorLisbonandaresearcherattheLaboratoryofClinicalPharmacologyandTherapeuticsattheFacultyofMedicineofLisbon.Shecurrentlyhasdifferentscientificpositionsinnationalandinternationalsocieties,amongothers,RehabilitationCoordinatorofthePortugueseMovementDisordersMedicalSocietyandMemberofthescientificcommitteeoftheEuropeanParkinsondiseaseAssociation.ShewastheNationalCoordinatorofthePD-specializedHealthServicesofthePortugueseNationalParkinsonDiseaseAssociationsince2005to2015,andfounderof6nationalphysicaltherapyPDspecializedservicesthroughoutthecountry.

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    Seyed-MohammadFereshtehnejad,MD.MPH.PhD.MohammadFereshtehnejadisaphysicianandresearcherwithmasterinpublichealthandPhDinclinicalneuroscience.HeiscurrentlyanemployedpostdoctoralfellowatDepartmentofNeurologyandMontrealNeurologicalInstitute(MNI)atMcGillUniversity,Canada.Mohammadhaspublishedseveralmanuscriptsinscientificjournalsandpresentationsininternationalconferences,manyofwhichareaboutneuroepidemiologyandclinicalfeaturesofParkinson’sdisease,dementiawithLewybodyandAlzheimer’sdisease.ThemainfocusofhiscurrentresearchisinvestigatingdifferentsubtypesofParkinson’sdiseaseanditsheterogeneousnature.Heisalsoanactivereviewerforseveralneurologicaljournalsandatrainerinworkshopsteachingresearchmethodologyandbiostatistics.

    MargaritaMakoutonina,M.Edu,B.AppSc(OT),CDMNMargaritaMakoutoninaisanOTwithMastersinEducationandnursingbackground,Ambassadorfor3rdWPCandmemberofWPP.MargaritaisarecipientofDr.RanaInternationalParkinson'sAward,aninternationallyrenownedexpertintreatmentofPD,apioneerindeveloping1stTrainingPackageforResidentialFacilities.MsMakoutoninaisthefoundingdirectorofParkiLifeAustralia,WPCOrganizationalPartner;companywithvision“tobringtheGlobalParkinson’scommunitytogether”andmission“Educationforhealthprofessionals,patientandcarersandamultidisciplinaryapproachtothetreatmentofParkinson’s”.Margaritaactivelypromotesawarenesswithincommunity,empoweringPwPandcarerstobecomeadvocatesofownneeds.

    MatthewA.Sacheli,MSc.,CSEPCEPMatthewSacheliisaPhDCandidateattheUniversityofBritishColumbia(UBC)inVancouver,BC,Canada.HeisunderthesupervisionofDr.AJonStoesslatthePacificParkinson’sResearchCenter(PPRC)andtheDjavadMowafaghianCentreforBrainHealth.PriortoUBC,MattcompletedaBSc.(Hons)attheUniversityofOttawa,obtainedhiscertificationinexercisephysiology(CSEP-CEP)andcompletedhisMSc.atWilfridLaurierUniversity.ThefocusofMatt’sresearchisinvestigatingthetherapeuticmechanismsofexerciseinParkinson’sdiseaseusingPETandfMRIneuroimaging.

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    JessicaShurer,LCSWJessicaShurer,LCSW,istheCenterCoordinator&ClinicalSocialWorkeroftheUNCMovementDisordersCenter,aNationalParkinsonFoundationCenterofExcellence.Throughherdualroles,Ms.Shurerprovidesassessmentandcounselingformood/copingandconnectiontolocalresourcesforParkinson’spatientsandcarepartners,aswellascoordinationofaspecialtyInterdisciplinaryParkinson’sClinic,facilitationofmultiplesupportgroups,andorganizationofeducationalprogramsforboththeParkinson’scommunityandhealthcareprofessionals.ShealsoservesontheDavisPhinneyScienceAdvisoryBoardandasPlanningCommitteeChairoftheMovingDay®NCTriangle,walkforParkinson’s.

    BethA.Vernaleo,Ph.D.BethVernaleoistheAssociateDirectorofResearchProgramsattheParkinson’sDiseaseFoundation,adivisionoftheParkinson’sFoundation.Inherroleatthefoundation,shemanagestheentireParkinson’sresearchportfolio,whichincludescentergrants,individualinvestigatorgrants,andspecialinitiatives.SheisalsoinvolvedintheCriticalPathforParkinson’sConsortium,whichusesdatasharingandmodelingofpastclinicaltrialstodesignbetter,moreefficienttrialsinthefuture.BethreceivedherPh.D.inNeurosciencefromtheUniversityofMarylandatCollegePark,wheresheusedbehavioralmethodstostudyhearingandperceptioninsongbirds.