Jeni Bednarek, RN, BSN
Team Care Coordinator, OHSU Parkinson Center
Jeni Bednarek will present on "Motivational Interviewing: What is it and how can it help with behavior change?"
Jeni is a nurse and ACRP certified clinic research professional. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology and has institutional training in motivational interviewing. Her nursing background includes emergency, maternal child health, public health, chronic pain, chronic illness, and movement disorders.
Peggy Rost, CSWA, MPA
Social Worker, Parkinson's Resources of Oregon
Peggy Rost's talk on "Finding Some Ease in Saying Hard Things" will provide an overview of communication skills that can help individuals navigate challenging conversations related to Parkinson’s disease.
Peggy Rost has been working in the fields of healthcare and human services for over a decade and joined the Parkinson's Resources of Oregon in 2021. She is experienced in counseling and case management in a variety of settings, including community-based mental health treatment and clinical care settings. Peggy is especially interested in empowering individuals to identify their values and overcome barriers to support their quality of life.