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All across the country, ordinary Americans are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. Every week, we will invite these Champions of Change to the White House to share their ideas to win the future.

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Parkinson's Disease Champions of Change

The White House honors people in the Parkinson’s community who are doing extraordinary work to advocate for better treatments and a cure.


Deborah W. Brooks is Co-Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). Deborah launched the Foundation with Michael J. Fox in 2000 and where...

Steve Dewitte is the Founder and Co-Chairman for the Connecticut Advocates for Parkinson’s (CAP) and its affiliate organization, the Make A Difference Parkinson’s Alliance (MADPA). The nonprofit...

Dr. Ray Dorsey is the David M. Levy Professor of Neurology and Director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics and Center for Health and Technology at the University of Rochester...

Michael S. Okun, M.D. is the National Medical Director for the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and Co-Founder of the University of Florida Health Center for Movement Disorders and...

Dr. Caroline Tanner is the Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The PADRECC is dedicated to...

Davis Phinney was fresh off of a successful professional cycling career, during which he won an Olympic bronze medal in 1984 and was part of the first American team to race in the Tour de France,...

Angela Robb is wife and carepartner for her husband, Karl, who has young onset Parkinson's disease. Angela speaks and writes about coping with caregiver/carepartner issues at events such as the...

Greg Wasson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 20 years ago. He has been an active member of the Parkinson’s community for over 15 years, largely as an advocate with the Parkinson's Action...

Anne Wojcicki brings to 23andMe a 10-year background in healthcare investing, focused primarily on biotechnology companies. Anne left the investing world with the hope that she could have a...

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