About Us

 

Our Mission

To ease the burden and find a cure for Iowans impacted by Parkinson’s disease in communities across Iowa.

 

Board members of the Iowa Chapter Board - Group Picture

The board of the Iowa Chapter APDA

 

The Iowa Chapter is the state chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) and was founded in 2003. We strive to help any Iowan impacted by Parkinson’s disease through various programming, support groups, educational conferences and symposiums and our Information & Referral Center. We hold various fundraisers throughout the year that support these endeavors and Parkinson’s research. 

Co-Presidents: John Krumbholz & Jeff Molander

Past-Presidents: Gina Chaves and Sabrina Moe

Treasurer: Gayle Fopma

Directors: Connie BeverKris Cameron, Ervin Fopma, Jan Friedel, Denise Harlan, Becky Holmes, Kristin Lowry, Bob Miller, Victoria Miller, Dave McNeil, Rich Mills, LaDona Molander, Marisa Tank and Jennifer Voorhees

Medical Director: Lynn K. Struck, MD, Neurologist at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

Director/Coordinator, Information & Referral Center: Crissanka Christadoss

 

Contact the Information & Referral Center for the following:

  • Ask questions and request information and materials regarding Parkinson’s disease treatment, therapies and research.
  • Get referrals to support groups in your area.
  • Get referrals to Parkinson’s specialists in the state.
  • Request information about upcoming events, symposiums and conferences.

 

Please note: The Information and Referral Center does not prescribe medications nor does it act in place of a physician. Before going forward with any treatments or therapies, discuss with your primary care physicians or neurologist first.

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines graciously houses the Information & Referral Center at its Methodist campus in downtown Des Moines.