Parkinson Canada Board of Directors

Parkinson Canada is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Board members represent a cross-section of industries, geographies, experiences and skills. We acknowledge the leadership and contributions of our Officers and Directors.


Dr. Karen Lee



Research Policy Committee

The Research Policy Committee (RPC) provides funding allocation recommendations to the Parkinson Canada Board of Directors. The RPC also advises the Board on policies about the most effective means to promote research into the cause(s), management and eventual cure of Parkinson’s disease.

The Research Policy Committee (RPC) and Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) are two separate volunteer committees. The chair of the SAC also serves on the RPC to ensure continuity.

  • Dr. Martin J. McKeown, Chair, RPC
  • Dr. Wendy Horbay, Vice Chair
  • Dr. Daniel Levesque
  • Dr. Julie Nantel
  • Dr. Ron Postuma
  • Dr. Angela Roberts
  • Dr. Antonio Strafella

Finance, Audit and Investment Committee

  • Mike Zegers, Chair
  • Marlin Stangeland
  • Nancy MacCready-Williams
  • Joseph Bartlett
  • Jeff Potts
  • Jon Nagamatsu
  • Bill Saunderson

Governance and Nominating Committee

  • Laura Edgar, Chair
  • Dr. Wendy Horbay
  • Julie Cafley
  • Daphne FitzGerald
  • Joseph Bartlett
  • Dr. Antonio P. Strafella

Human Resources Committee

  • Daphne FitzGerald, Chair
  • Judi Richardson
  • Nancy MacCready-Williams
  • Michael Rothe
  • Margaret Hanlon-Bell