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The National Parkinson Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

MIAMI,FL — The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Gregory E. Katz and Jonathan Levin.

"We are pleased to add more firepower to NPF's Board," stated John W. Kozyak, Esq., NPF Chairman of the Board. "Both Gregory and Jonathan know from their own families how devastating Parkinson's can be. They bring a keen business acumen that will help move the mission of NPF forward to make life better for people with Parkinson's and their families."

Gregory E. Katz was elected to the board in March 2015. Mr. Katz joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as vice chairman, Miami, in January 2015, bringing with him 25 years of commercial real estate experience. As a tenant representative, Mr. Katz has secured millions of dollars in occupancy cost savings and lease enhancements for his clients. His specific areas of expertise include strategic planning, workplace optimization, complex lease and financial restructurings, traditional leases and build-to-suit transactions. Prior to joining Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Mr. Katz was an executive vice president with Studley (now Savills Studley). Mr. Katz earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Tulane University. 

Jonathan Levin was elected to the board in March 2015. Jonathan Levin is a principal at The Williams Capital Group, L.P., an institutional investment bank based in New York servicing corporations as well as institutional investors active in the fixed income and equity capital markets. As Williams Capital's Director of Corporate Finance, Jonathan's responsibilities include managing the Firm's marketing and execution services for Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to joining Williams Capital in 1997, Jonathan served as a senior vice president in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers with responsibility for new business development, and the execution of corporate finance and merger and acquisition transactions primarily for commercial banking institutions. Jonathan received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Duke University, and MBA and JD degrees from Northwestern University.

View a complete list of the NPF Board of Directors.

About Parkinson's Disease (PD)
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide, PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression 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 anxiety A feeling of nervousness, worried thoughts and physical distress.). There is no cure for PD and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.

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Parkinson’s Foundation Announces Expansion of Community Grants Program to Address Unmet Community Needs
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NEW YORK & MIAMI — November 1, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation is proud to announce that it is requesting applications for community grants to be awarded nationwide for health, wellness and education programs that address unmet needs in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. In 2019, the Parkinson’s Foundation will award $1.2 million in community grants.

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The 4-star rating is the highest rating given only to nonprofit organizations that exceed industry standards and outperform peers, while demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

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Parkinson’s Foundation Extends Bilingual National Helpline Hours
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NEW YORK & MIAMI — September 18, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation announced today that its toll-free Helpline, 1-800-4PD-INFO, will extend its hours, answering calls in English and Spanish, to help make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and their families.

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