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Silke Cresswell, MD, FRCPC
A movement disorder neurologist and Associate Professor for Medicine and Neurology,
Dr. Cresswell holds the Marg Maikle Professorship for Research in Parkinson’s Disease at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and the University of British Columbia Movement Disorder Clinic. She is investigating the role of the gut microbiome and of nutrition with the goal to find new approaches to neurodegenerative disorders
Lee Neilson, MD
Lee Neilson is a movement disorder neurologist and VA-funded researcher at the Portland VA Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University. His long-term research goal is to improve the treatments available to people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Joseph Quinn, MD
Dr. Quinn is the Director and a neurologist at Oregon health & Science University and the Portland VA Medical Center. He devotes his time to caring for patients in a clinical setting while also performing research focusing on treating and preventing cognitive decline and dementia in individuals.
Kim Berg’s Rebel Performance Project
For over 25 years, Kimberly has trained individuals with a wide range of needs, specializing in Parkinson’s, cardiovascular disease and orthopedic rehabilitation. Her Parkinson’s focus began in 2006, working with Fay Horak (a world-renowned movement disorder specialist at OHSU), as an expert to research and create the best comprehensive exercise program for people with Parkinson’s. Kimberly realized she could make a huge impact on people’s abilities and help slow their disease. She was the Exercise Coordinator for the Brian Grant Foundation in 2012 and created the Powering Forward Boot Camp and developed a series of on-line exercise videos for people with PD. She served on a Medical Advisory Board with some of the nation’s greatest researchers in the Parkinson’s world.
Manju Bangalore & Lacey Prososki
Manju Bangalore founded the nonprofit Painting with Parkinson’s in 2020 to provide free painting kits and art classes to those within the Parkinson’s community, including her father who inspired the program. Manju is an actor, model, physicist, activist, and caregiver.
Lacey Prososki has been teaching monthly classes for Painting with Parkinson’s since the program started. Lacey received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2021, and is currently in a master’s program in Art Therapy in Vancouver, B.C.
We believe everyone is an artist. Art therapy has been shown to improve Parkinson’s symptoms. Art-making can help alleviate tremors, freezing, impaired speech, and isolation and depression. Art also provides a person an outlet to be creative, increasing confidence.
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