PMD Alliance Ambassadors

Who are Ambassadors?

Ambassadors are key stakeholders who are committed to broadening our impact and promoting wellness and resilience. Serving by invitation and located throughout the county, they are selected by their demonstrated enthusiastic optimism, supportive energy, and active engagement within their community.

What do they do?

Ambassadors draw on their own unique gifts and talents to share our resources and information throughout their local and regional communities. By engaging people in our programs and services, they help communicate the PMD Alliance philosophy: People are not defined by their diagnosis.

Connect with an Ambassador

Ambassadors are happy to connect with you. Under their photo below you will find their location. Click on their name to send them an email. Each Ambassador has their own unique gifts and talents. All share a passion for helping others and we encourage you to connect with an Ambassador today!

New Port Richey, FL

“Whatever happens at all happens as it should; you will find this true, if you watch narrowly.” – Marcus Aurelius

Oro Valley, AZ

“We may not be able to change the stressors in our lives, but we can change our reaction or response to them.”

Santa Fe, NM

“My sweet son-in-law observed that I treat Parkinson’s like a project, not an affliction; it’s helpful to think about it that way, because it reminds me that I do have some control. I like to think of Parkinson’s as a project, not an affliction; this reminds me that with focus, attention, and work, I do have a fair measure of control.”

Las Cruces, NM

“I have always welcomed challenges in my life, and while I didn’t choose the challenge of living with Parkinson’s – and it may just be my most difficult challenge – I’m committing to meet it head on with courage and a positive attitude.”

Green Valley, AZ

Tucson, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

“Believe that you are unique and never underestimate yourself – stay passionate, stay involved, and stay in control.”

Prescott, AZ

Albuquerque, NM

“Resilience is not what happens to you. It’s how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you.”

– Jeffrey Gitomer

Verde Valley, AZ

Mesa, AZ

Gilbert, AZ

Albuquerque, NM

“One day after my brain surgery and after so much painful nights and days I came up with a new look on life. “ Every day is a new day” that is my new look on life with PD.”

Isleboro, ME

“My brother-in-law Richard Gabriel’s life ended 9/11 at the Pentagon. His loss is underwriting my 22 trips across the country to the Nilotinib Clinical Trial at Georgetown University. He joins me and my sister in the fight for an answer to PD.”

Albuquerque, NM

“We may not be able to change the stressors in our lives, but we can change our reaction or response to them.”

Nancy and Harold together smiling

Oro Valley, AZ

“Never let Parkinson’s Disease define you. Let you define you, PD is just a small element of my entirety.”
And “Success is usually failure, plus a little more effort.”

Phoenix, AZ

“Parkinson’s is only a word, not a sentence“.

Yuma, AZ

“Parkinson’s makes you walk funny, talk funny, and look funny so you might as well laugh about it. Besides laughter is good medicine.”

Fort Worth, TX

“Parkinson’s has given my life a new mission to help ensure each person with Parkinson’s has the best of caregivers. Teaching resilience over strength can be a game changer.”

Phoenix, AZ

“You have to take each day at a time with a PWP, some days are good days and some days aren’t. But your person is still in there, even if it’s hard to see sometimes. Love them and cherish them, while we have them!”

Santa Fe, NM

“Every day is a gift that includes both challenges and successes. Celebrate the successes! Reinforcing the fact that we can be successful can seem to make todays challenges look less daunting.”

Phoenix, AZ

team ambassador yolie

Las Cruces, NM

“I find inspiration in exercising each and every day. Before Parkinson’s systems I exercised up to three times a day! I have gratitude knowing that my exercise routine helps slow down the disease progression!”