Guest Speaking



“…such an wonderful presentation!”

“Your keynote talk at our Day of Hope helped to make the day a great event.”

“Your talk was well received; a nice mix of your story and the genetics of PD.”

Our members are still talking about your visit…You gave us a stimulating talk and the chance to see hope in the form of a laughing, happy human being. Other book clubs should be this lucky!

To contact me about speaking engagements, please fill in the form below. Thank you for your interest.

Scheduled App

October 7, 2017
Keynote Speaker: APDA Virginia Education Day

Location: Fort Magruder Hotel & Conf. Center, Williamsburg, VA
Contact: Hampton Roads APDA Chapter: Nancy Clark:

April 5, 2017,
Keynote Speaker: Patient Educational Seminar
Location: JFK Neuroscience Institute, 65 James St., Edison, NJ
Contact: Jacqueline Cristini: 732-3321-7010

February 16, 2017, 11:30 am
Keynote Speaker:  Thursday Morning Club’s Wise & Wonderful Women Lecture

Location: Madison Community House, 25 Cook Ave, Madison,  NJ
Contact: Susan Packie, Ways and Means Chair: 973-966-6815

January 9, 2017, 2 pm
Hackensack Meridian Health Parkinson’s Support Group

Location: Meridian Health, 27 S. Cooks Bridge Rd, Jackson, NJ
Contact: Mary Bergen, BSN, RN, Outreach Nurse Educator

October 15, 2016, 10 am
Montclair Parkinson’s Support Group

Location: Mountainside Hospital, 1 Bay Ave, Montclair, NJ
Contact: Angela Imhoff: 973-338-6851

September 22, 2016
Plenary Speaker: World Parkinson’s Congress

Location: Portland, Oregon

April 14, 2016
Invited Speaker: 64th Annual Gregor Mendel Lecture

Location: St. Peters University, 2641 Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
Contact: Dr. Katherine Wydner, Associate Professor Biology

Sept 19, 2015, 9 am – noon
Keynote Speaker – Overlook Hospital’s 4th Annual Day of Hope

99 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
Contact: Dr. Roger Kurlan, Director Movement Disorders Program: 908-522-2089

Sept 17, 2015, 12:30 – 2 pm
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
APDA Information & Referral Center Support Group

2nd Floor, RWJUH Fitness & Wellness Center
100 Kirkpatrick Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Contact I&R Coordinator: Anne Dalin: 732-745-7520

July 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
Wharton Parkinson’s support group dinner  

The Canal House, 47 Kossuth Street, Wharton, NJ 07885
Contact: Jim Riccio: 973-670-3583  

June 8, 2015, 12:30 pm – rescheduled from Feb 9, 2015
Westfield Parkinson’s support group luncheon 
Giovanna’s, 1462 South Avenue, Plainfield, NJ
Contact Barbara Ringk: 908-403-3129

Apr 25, 2015, 8:30 am – 1 pm
Parkinson’s Unity Walk
72nd St. Bandshell, Central Park, New York, NY                                                              

Saturday, Apr 11, 2015, 9 – 3 pm
Annual Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease Conference

The New Jersey APDA

The Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ
Registration: 1-888-637-9584

Apr 1, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Speaker,  John F. Kennedy Medical Center
PD Support Group

65 James Street, Edison, NJ
(Contact: Jackie Cristini: 732-321-7010 x68169)

Mar 20, 2015
APDA panel participant – Queens Public TV 

4161 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY

Mar 15, 2015, 1 pm
Keynote Speaker, Arizona Chapter, APDA’s “Power Over Parkinson’s” Conference

(11am -12:30 pm – invitation  luncheon), Westward Look Resort and Spa, Tuscon, AZ

Feb 27, 2015
APDA panel participant – Staten Island Cable News,
100 Cable Way, Staten Island, New York

Feb 26, 2015, 11 am
Exxon’s POTPOURRI Book Club,
Chatham, NJ

Feb 25, 2015, 11 am
Delay the Disease, Exercise Open House for Parkinson’s

Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ

Feb 16, 2015, 1 pm
Parsippany Parkinson support group (NJ APDA Chapter)

CareOne at Morris Assisted Living, 200 Mazdabrook Road, Parsippany, NJ

Feb 10, 2015, 2 pm
Whippany Parkinson support group (NJ APDA Chapter)

CareOne at Hanover Township, 101 Whippany Road, Whippany

Feb 9, 2015, CANCELLED
Westfield Parkinson support group  (NJ APDA Chapter)

Presbyterian Church, 140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ

Nov 20, 2014, 7 pm
Local Authors Panel

Mendham Borough Library, Mendham, NJ

Nov 18, 2014, 5:30 pm
Staten Island Information and Referral Center

135 Parkinson Ave, Staten Island, NY

Nov 12, 2014, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Neurology Dept.

Suite  1302, 125 Paterson St, New Brunswick, NJ

Oct 26, 2014, 11 am
Paws for Parkinson’s APDA Fundraiser

Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island, NY

Oct 18, 2014, 2 pm
Mendham House Townhouse Association Art Show

Mendham Commons Clubhouse, Mendham, NJ

Sep 17, 2014, 6:30 pm
APDA Public Service Announcement Screening, by invitation

The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY