Volunteer Leadership Summit

Thank you for being a part of the volunteer network and joining us for this very special event! We are so excited to bring talented volunteers together virtually to share best practices and exclusive Foundation insights. Our theme this year is Game On: In It To Win It so put on your game face, and let's get started!


About Us

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.


12:00 PM (ET)

Welcome & State of the Foundation

John Lehr

President & Chief Executive Officer

Back Into the Swing of Things

Amanda Appolloni

Development Director

Brian Reetz

Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter Advisory Board Member

Small Group Networking

Accelerating Our Mission

Anna Naito, PhD

Associate Vice President, Research Programs

Min Jae Kim

Parkinson’s Foundation Volunteer

Increasing Our Reach

Karlin Schroeder, MA

Associate Vice President, Community Engagement

Dominic “Nik” Roberts

Parkinson’s Foundation Research Advocate

Presentation of National Volunteer Awards

Q&A Panel with Senior Leadership Team

3:15 PM (ET)

End of Program


Contact Us

For any technical issues and website assistance contact parkinsontechnical

For questions about the Summit contact volunteer@parkinson.org

For more information on current volunteer opportunities visit Parkinson.org/Volunteer

Frequently Asked Questions

The Summit provides Parkinson's Foundation volunteers with an opportunity to learn about the full mission and programs of the Foundation as well as how to engage in Foundation activities and services they find meaningful. The Summit strengthens the Foundation’s volunteer network and celebrates the good work and success of volunteers. Conference sessions cover topics such as programs for the Parkinson's community and volunteer engagement opportunities with the Foundation. This is a great opportunity to network, learn, engage and make a difference in your volunteer experience.
The Volunteer Leadership Summit is scheduled to take place on July 16, 2021 beginning at Noon ET. The summit will be hosted through the vfairs virtual conference platform. For the event schedule click here.
For more information about this program, or ways to volunteer contact Celeste Tennant at 404-397-1014 or volunteer@parkinson.org.
You only need the email address you used to register for the Volunteer Leadership Summit to log into the event website! Click on the log-in button and enter it in, no password necessary. Consider bookmarking or saving this webpage to make it easier to find the day of, or you can go to Parkinson.org/VolunteerSummit to find this link again.
If you need any assistance navigating the Volunteer Leadership Summit event website, please reach out to the vFairs technical support staff at parkinsontechnicalsupport@getvfairs.io