Board of Directors Welcomes 3 New Members!
Aging Life Care Association (ALCA)
Julie holds a Master of Science in Gerontology with Honors from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is also a Certified Manager of Care (CMC), Certified Dementia Practitioner® (CDP®), Certified Animal and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (AAT), and certified by the Alzheimer’s Association in Habilitation Training.
Julie’s passion for working with seniors began as a child, based on time spent with her grandparents and the example set by both of her parents, who supported the older adult community through their work.
Julie currently works with the Aging Care Life Association (ACLA) and enjoys being a partner of a certified therapy team through Dog B.O.N.E.S. with her dog named Biskit.
The Autonomy Group
Soraya, who is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, earned her Bachelor of Arts and graduated with honors from Livingston College. Soraya is passionate about helping seniors, individuals, and families with special needs because she’s been a witness to the stress associated with inadequate planning.
Prior to her current role, she spent ten years working for the Social Security Administration, where she provided support to individuals making life transitions related to retirement, disability, or the loss of a family member.
Currently, she runs The Autonomy Group Legacy Planning, which supports individuals and families with Estate Planning, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, and Probate.
Natalie Ceva graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Television Production and Minor in Gerontology. After college, she lived in Los Angeles working in Studio Operations at Warner Bros moonlighting as a singer, songwriter, and actress.
Currently, she is an Industrial real estate broker at JLL. Natalie loves CrossFit, being outdoors, and most of all helping others. She is thrilled to serve on the board and eager to get started.
Marketing & Awareness Committee Welcomes Two New Members!
Marketing & Awareness
Christy is an Alabama native, who spent 18 years as a teacher before she transitioned to the corporate learning and development field three years ago. Currently, she designs training curriculum and learning modules for an industrial distribution company. She enjoys working in the learning and development space while also incorporating her hobbies of photography and video editing.
Christy and her husband share five children, five dogs, and a cat, as well as a passion for camping, kayaking, hiking, and simply spending time together. She was inspired to volunteer with PAC by her late father-in-law’s journey with PD.
Marketing & Awareness Committee Member
Steve is a lifelong resident of North Carolina, who has spent the majority of his career working in the financial services industry with a focus on market research and improving the customer experience. He currently works for a large financial services and retirement company where he manages a variety of programs aimed at measuring the customer experience.
Steve enjoys spending quality time with his wife and participating in a variety of outdoor activities.
He was motivated by his father’s experience with PD to join PAC as a volunteer and support the local Parkinson’s community.
New Program Volunteer Joins the Team!
UNC Charlotte Alumna
Kristy graduated from UNC Charlotte this past Spring with a degree in Biology. She currently works at an urgent care facility, and her goal is to attend medical school with a focus on Neurology.
Kristi has a personal connection to PD, and she hopes to learn more about the condition through research, involvement in PAC’s programs, and opportunities to connect with other members of our Parkinson’s community.
Kristy will be working with our Program Coordinator Quinci Christian to support PAC’s virtual programs, provide community members with information and resources, and expand community partnerships.
New Program Intern Joins the Team for the Fall 2021 Semester!
UNCC Charlotte Senior
Public Health Major
During her Fall semester, Sage will be assisting our Program Coordinator Quinci Christian with coordinating our in-person and virtual programs, conducting community surveys, researching grant opportunities, and much more.