American Parkinson Disease Association-Wisconsin Chapter
Board Position Details
Prospective board members should have a demonstrated interest in helping people living with Parkinson's Disease and their families. We appreciate board members who bring different skill sets to our organization— whether this involves experience in public/media relations, community organizing, fundraising, non-profit management, business community engagement, financial management, volunteer recruitment, medical/clinical expertise or other areas. We seek a diverse board which can work collaboratively to build a strong community dedicated to raising awareness about Parkinson's Disease and building a supportive community for those living with the disease and their families.
- Board Term: Three years
- Financial Contribution: Board members are not required to contribute financially.
- Faith-based Organization: We are not a faith-based organization.
- Skills: , finances, fundraising, medical expertise, networking, public med
Board members are expected to assist with at least one, if not more, fundraising events sponsored by APDA-Wisconsin. These events, held at different times per year, are essential to our funding efforts. Fundraising is a critical element of any non-profit organization, but it can take many forms. We are committed to working with board members to identify those opportunities that match the board members' interests.
About American Parkinson Disease Association-Wisconsin Chapter
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association is the only affiliate of the national organization in the state. As such the only statewide Parkinson’s association that supports the needs of Wisconsin’s Parkinson’s community, and also is actively working to support medical advances to reduce the progression of and hopefully find a cure for Parkinson’s. We are committed to raising public awareness of Parkinson’s disease and making a difference in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s and their family, friends, and neighbors. Our Mission The American Parkinson Disease Association’s mission is to provide the support, education, and research that will help everyone impacted by Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest – every day. APDA Wisconsin embraces that mission, empowering the Wisconsin Parkinson’s community through diverse programs and resources. Since our founding in 2005, the chapter has:
- Held successful walk-a-thons to raise money for national research
- Helped establish new support groups across the state
- Developed an exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease
- Implemented a caregiver respite program Resource and Support Center
APDA Wisconsin is committed to assisting people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The center offers a wide range of information and resources to help people better understand the disease and manage their lives. Information and services include:
- Up-to-date information on current medical and surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease
- Educational booklets and articles on various aspects of Parkinson’s disease
- Referrals to neurologists and other Parkinson’s disease experts
- Referrals to support groups for people with Parkinson’s and caregivers
- Information about community resources and events dealing with Parkinson’s disease