SARASOTA, FL, November 9, 2020—Parkinson Place welcomes new members to its Board of Directors. All will serve in their capacities until November 2021. The Board of Directors is the governing body of Parkinson Place, setting policy and providing strategic direction and governance oversight for Parkinson Place.
Lawrence Hoffheimer (Board Chair and Founder) was a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice and a practicing healthcare attorney in Washington, D.C. for thirty-three years. During the course of his career, he has represented numerous voluntary health agencies and healthcare delivery professionals. He was elected President of the Parkinson Foundation for the National Capital Area during which time the foundation raised more than $2 million for medical research. In 2006, Mr. Hoffheimer moved to Sarasota and formed the Parkinson Research Foundation. He continues his lifelong commitment to the Parkinson community by playing an active role as Chairman of the Parkinson Research Foundation and Parkinson Place.
Linda Patterson (VP & CFO) is a graduate of the University of South Florida and has been a Certified Public Accountant for over 30 years. As the accountant for Parkinson Research Foundation Inc since 2008, she has watched Parkinson Place grow from a dream to a reality. As Chief Financial Operator, Linda manages the financial operations of Parkinson Research Foundation and Parkinson Place.
Lauren Rudd is a 50-year veteran of Wall Street whose experience encompasses portfolio management, investment research and analysis, investor relations and communications, as well as being a nationally recognized Wall Street newspaper columnist.
Tammy Karp is currently the Administrator of the Family Foundation, established by the late Arthur S. Karp. In addition, she serves on the Board of trustees of the Out of Door Academy and the Board of directors of Child Protection Center (CPC) and on the advisory council of Selah Freedom. She is very active in Southeastern Guide Dogs and serves on their advisory council. She serves on the committees of several other organizations including The Humane Society of Sarasota County, Asolo, Selah Freedom, Make A Wish and Sarasota Healthcare Foundation.
Julie Rohr founded Julie Rohr Academy where she worked as principal and music teacher. Julie has served as music director of 4 Sarasota Players’ productions, 33 JRA productions, and over 100 Sarasota Academy of the Arts productions. She taught Changing Tide Show Choir and the Singing Sailors Chorus at Sarasota High School for 12 years, as well as Sonic Boom Show Choir for 7 years.
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Parkinson Place offers the finest educational, empowerment and evidence-based group participation programs that have proven effective in promoting quality of life for those affected by Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson Place offers over 65 free online programs and events per month to support the Parkinson’s disease community during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit: parkinsonplace.org
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