Welcome from the Executive Director
Since its founding in 1983, the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC) has served as an important resource to the community.
I am honored to be given the opportunity to serve as the new Executive Director of the organization and to continue the critical role PAC plays in the lives of those who have been impacted by Parkinson's disease. As the granddaughter of a Parkinson patient, I have seen firsthand the impact the disease can have on an individual and their family.
One of the most important goals I have set for myself during my first year in this position, is to meet as many of the members, volunteers, supporters and friends of PAC, as possible. However, even if I have not had a chance to meet you, please know that you are always welcome to contact me with questions or to offer suggestions. It is important that PAC is in touch with patients and their care partners to ensure the programs we are offering reflect your needs.
Since I plan to spend the next year getting to know all of you, I wanted to take a moment to share a little bit about myself, as well. I am a native of Connellsville, Pennsylvania, a small town 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. My husband and I relocated to Charlotte just a few months ago and I am excited to be here. I spent most of my career working in the non-profit sector, but I also had the chance to work in the public arena, where I gained a strong understanding of government funding. I hope that my previous experience will help PAC continue to advance its mission to promote awareness and serve as a resource to the Parkinson's Community.
I also want to take this opportunity to commend and congratulate PAC's Board of Directors and Lisa Van Rossum for the tremendous work they did to keep the organization moving forward during the last several months while searching for a new Executive Director. Their dedication and hard work serves as a great inspiration to me as I begin my work with PAC.
I look forward to meeting all of you.