New York, NY and Miami, FL — The Parkinson’s Foundation is pleased to announce the election of financial services executive Paul H. Nathan of San Francisco, CA, to its Board of Directors. The appointment was announced following a meeting of the board on April 27.
Mr. Nathan serves as director of multiple international hedge funds as well as a Director of JTC (Cayman) Ltd., formerly the Julius Baer Bank and Trust (Cayman) Ltd., and is President and owner of Ledex Consulting Corporation. He has more than 30 years of experience with trading, product development, risk management, asset allocation and operations. He also brings a personal connection to Parkinson’s to bear on his new role.
“My involvement is driven by a very personal experience of watching my father fight Parkinson’s disease,” said Mr. Nathan. “I am excited to join the board at this time, as the Parkinson’s Foundation kicks off a new era that promises to transform research and care and improve lives.”
Mr. Nathan is philanthropically active as President and CFO of his family foundation, the Atmos Foundation. He also serves as board member and President Elect of the Claremont McKenna College Alumni Association, board member of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, and board member of the Financial Economics Institute.
“Mr. Nathan brings critical business and philanthropic experience that will advance the Parkinson’s Foundation’s mission to serve the 10 million people worldwide living with this disease,” added John W. Kozyak, Esq., Chairman of the Board, Parkinson’s Foundation.
About Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US and over 10 million worldwide. Parkinson’s is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and is the 14th leading cause of death in the US. It is associated with a loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., A mood disorder whose symptoms can include a persistent sad or empty mood, feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, irritability and loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyable activities. and A feeling of nervousness, worried thoughts and physical distress.). Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson's disease.
About the Parkinson’s Foundation
The Parkinson’s Foundation is working toward a world without Parkinson’s disease. Formed by the merger of National Parkinson Foundation and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the mission of the Parkinson’s Foundation is to invest in promising scientific research that will end Parkinson’s disease and improve the lives of people with Parkinson’s, and their families, through improved treatments, support and the best care. For more information, call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).