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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."
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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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Education

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

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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.  

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Randi Carrabba - President
Mike Hendryx - Chair
Chris Brewster - Vice President/Treasurer
Jo Furr - Vice President/Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joe Ahmad
Denise Bishop
Joan Cupic
Frank Donnelly, Jr.
Philip Francis

Tom Ganucheau
Joyce Gilbreath
Daphne Haskin
Joshua Huss
Leon Keeble
Todd A. Kissner
Dawn McCarthy

Jim Nicklos
Jose M. Oti
Mimi Prioleau
Gerald Rideaux
Erick Sandlin
Terry K. Satterwhite, M.D.
Jim Thorp
Leslye Weaver


BOARD OF ADVISORS

Chris Bell
Ron Bernell
Nina P. Brown
Aubrey Calvin
Joiner Cartwright, Jr., Ph.D.
Bob Casey, Jr.
Rich Clifford
Robert Cruikshank
Meredith Cullen
Greg Groogan
Ellin Grossman, Ed.D.
Harriet Hart
Kamden Kanaly
Rob Kerr
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
Gabriel Zamora

MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

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.

STAFF

Anne Thobae - Executive Director
Kathleen Crist, LMSW - Director of Social Services and Program Development
Celeste Harris, LMSW - Social Worker and Special Programs Coordinator
Angelica Rodriguez - Coordinator of Therapeutic Programs
Ebonee Edmunds - Adminstrative Assistant