SARASOTA, Fla. — Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, recently selected April Spagnuolo-Moschini as its program director.
With more than 12 years of nonprofit experience, Spagnuolo-Moschini has proven success in the health care industry with leadership, fundraising, operational and community outreach knowledge. She has extensive understanding of developing and executing programs that improve the quality of life for seniors from all backgrounds and abilities.
Talent management company MBJ Group oversaw the organization’s search for the role.
In her new role, Spagnuolo-Moschini will execute and oversee all programming content, including all virtual and community-based monthly programs in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Pinellas, Marion and Highlands Counties. She will also recruit and train program volunteer ambassadors, identify and implement new programs and organize and lead the nonprofit’s Distinguished Speakers Series, among other responsibilities.
“We are so pleased to have April join our team,” said Robyn Faucy-Washington, chief executive officer of the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s. “She has an impressive professional background with long-term care, nonprofit programming and management experience that makes her the ideal program director for Neuro Challenge. We look forward to working with April to serve the Parkinson’s community.”
Most recently, she served as the senior center manager at the Senior Friendship Center, where she managed two senior center sites and supervised its employees and volunteers. Spagnuolo-Moschini was also responsible for the day-to-day operations, budget adherence, revenue generation and providing more than 1,000 members with engaging activities and events. She has also held director roles with other area senior living facilities.
“I was drawn to the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s because of its progressive approach to helping people with Parkinson’s disease,” said Spagnuolo-Moschini. “I have watched the tremendous and impressive growth of the organization over the past few years, and I wanted to be a part of their mission. I know I can maintain the successful programs currently in place and introduce new ways for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers to live life well. I plan to further propel the nonprofit into the future with a limitless mindset, as well as innovative ideas and resources.”
Spagnuolo-Moschini earned her bachelor’s degree in health education from Old Dominion University in Virginia and began her career as a high school teacher. She is a licensed activity director and administrator in her field.
About Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s
Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s accomplishes its mission by providing individualized care advising, community resource referrals and semi-annual educational events. The nonprofit serves more than 2,700 people affected by Parkinson’s each year at no charge – thanks to the generosity of the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.ParkinsonsNeuroChallenge.org.
About MBJ Group
Founded in 2000 by Mary Beth and Jim Bos, MBJ Group is a talent management company. The husband-and-wife team has over 60 years of combined experience paired with the creativity, human capital and strategic resources to get the optimal performance from an organization. The premier provider’s services include employee, group and individual talent management solutions, job placement, staff development and strategic services, executive recruitment and onboarding and transitioning services. For more information, visit www.MBJGroup.com.