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  • Anna

    "We are doing the Argentine tango, and it's really a lot of fun. I got to learn how to turn and did a little bit of foot work, and I really, really truly enjoy that. That's my favorite."
  • Jennifer

    "I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us."
  • Roger

    "The continuing education about Parkinson's has made me aware of how to manage my disease."
  • Margaret

    "Friendship is the most significant thing I have gained though my experience with HAPS. We have happy meetings and understand each other and enjoy ourselves."
  • Ellis

    "HAPS has saved my life."
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Therapeutic Programs

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Exercise, speech, yoga, tai chi, music, water, dance and various support groups are available free of charge.

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Social Services

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Transportation, respite and emergency financial aid are among the many services offered.

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HAPS provides numerous programs to educate and raise awareness about Parkinson's disease.

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Support HAPS

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HAPS depends on the generosity of the community to continue to provide much needed services.

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HAPS thanks the following people for their help in leading the organization in fulfilling its mission to provide services and improve the quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson's.  


Mike Hendryx - President
Gabriel Zamora - Vice President/Treasurer
Leslye Weaver - Vice President/Secretary


Joe Ahmad
Denise Bishop
Chris Brewster
Randi Carrabba
Joan Cupic
Philip Francis
Jo Furr
Tom Ganucheau
Joyce Gilbreath
Daphne Haskin
Joshua Huss
Rob Kerr
Jim Nicklos
Jose M. Oti
Gerald Rideaux
Erick Sandlin
Terry K. Satterwhite, M.D.
Jim Thorp
Michael Young


Chris Bell
Ron Bernell
Nina P. Brown
Aubrey Calvin
Joiner Cartwright, Jr., Ph.D.
Bob Casey, Jr.
Rich Clifford
Robert Cruikshank
Meredith Cullen
Frank Donnelly, Jr.
Ellin Grossman, Ed.D.
Harriet Hart
Kamden Kanaly
Liz Lary
Harriet Latimer
Dan Lauck
Anne Martin
Robert Martone
Marti McWhirter
Quin McWhirter
W.O. Neuhaus III
Malcolm Pettigrew
George Puig
Jeff Rosenberg
Arthur Schechter
Joyce Proler Schechter


Richard K. Simpson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. - Chairman
Madhureeta Achari, M.D.
Leanne Burnett, M.D.
Steve Croft, M.D.
Albert Fenoy, M.D.
Erin Furr-Stimming, M.D.
Robert G. Grossman, M.D.
Cindy Ivanhoe, M.D.
Joseph Jankovic, M.D.
Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, M.D.
Eugene C. Lai, M.D., Ph.D.
Laura Marsh, M.D.
Greg McLauchlin, M.D.
Kim Monday, M.D.
William Ondo, M.D.
Terry K. Satterwhite, M.D.
Mya Schiess, M.D.
Desiree B. Thomas, M.D.
Gage Van Horn III, M.D.
Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D.
Michele York, Ph.D.


Anne Thobae - Executive Director
Kathleen Crist, LMSW - Director of Social Services and Program Development
Celeste Harris, LMSW - Social Worker and Special Programs Coordinator
Kelly Nicholls - Coordinator of Marketing and Communications
Angelica Rodriguez - Coordinator of Therapeutic Programs

Join HAPS Superhero Squad in the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon

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HAPS Superhero Squad wants you to help us win the race against Parkinson's disease in the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon taking place on January 16-17th. Back for our 20th consecutive year as an official Run for a Reason charity, HAPS is looking to beat our 2015 record-breaking year by having 300 participants with a fundraising goal of $120,000! 

We need your help as a walker, runner, fundraiser, donor or volunteer to meet our goals. 

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Tee Off for HAPS on Friday, November 6th

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HAPS is honored to be one of the three charities that will benefit from funds raised at the ClubCorp Charity Classic golf tournament. It will take place Friday, November 6th at The Oaks Course in The Woodlands with a shotgun start at 12:30pm. Inspired by avid golfer and HAPS client Felipe Pontigo, HAPS was chosen as a beneficiary charity to help improve the quality of life for our local Parkinson’s community. Individual players and team options are available. For more information or to register for the event, please go to www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com.