“I plan to contribute leadership and a drive for positive change and concrete results primarily through richer collaborations and partnerships and a stronger organization. Collectively, we will elevate awareness of the implications of Parkinson’s, reach more people living with Parkinson’s and generate more funding for integrated research, services and resources.”

Judi Richardson is the principal of Richardson Management Inc. (RMI), a strategic consultancy established in 1998 to help organizations articulate and achieve their vision. RMI works with start-ups, not-for-profits and corporations along side senior management and/or Boards.

A resident of North Vancouver, BC and a former Canadian National Ski Team member, Judi has held leadership positions in several organizations, including: ACNielsen, Scott Paper, Dairyworld, Starbucks and KremeKo Inc.

She currently sits on the Board of Directors for MEC (Mountain Equipment Coop), MediaValet Inc. (TSX-V: MVP) and Simpson Seeds Inc. Judi served as Secretary on the Board of Parkinson Society Canada and on the steering committee to amalgamate several Parkinson’s organizations into Parkinson Canada.

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Judi holds an MBA and is also a certified executive coach and a certified corporate director through the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D).

Judi’s personal connection to the Parkinson’s cause is through her father, who passed away December 2014.