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Heather Heather Balducci, LCSW joined the PRO team in 2014 as Program Coordinator & Social Worker. Heather comes to PRO with experience in counseling and case management in a variety of settings including community-based mental health treatment, homeless services, and cancer treatment. She is especially interested in helping individuals and groups overcome barriers to activities that support their quality of life, as well as recognizing and treating mental health symptoms common in PD. Contact Heather at Heather@ParkinsonsResources.org
Tony Tony Borcich, CSWA, Social Worker. Tony joined PRO as a staff member in 2013 but has been a volunteer with the organization much longer. In addition to his understanding of the issues families face in living with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s, Tony also has experience working as a social worker in both hospital and hospice based environments. At PRO, Tony provides individual counseling and family support for clients in need of a personalized care plan. Additionally, Tony is our liaison with the Portland Parkinson’s Clinic and the Next Steps Clinic providing on-site social work support. Contact Tony at Tony@parkinsonsresources.org
Holly Holly Chaimov, Executive Director, joined PRO in August, 1999. She has a BS in Psychology, minor in Gerontology, and a Masters degree in Business Administration. In her tenure with Parkinson's Resources, Holly has played a key role in the positive growth and development of services for the Parkinson's community here in the Northwest. Recently, Holly has joined the Steering Committee and Local Planning Committee for the World Parkinson’s Congress, 2016 – furthering her work to bring quality programs to our NW community. Contact Holly at Holly@ParkinsonsResources.org
Ginger Ginger Despins jumped into the role of Office Manager in early 2013. In addition to being the welcoming voice on the phone, look to Ginger to assist with lending library inquiries, mailing list questions and donor support and recognition. Ginger is also our resident expert at helping you locate an exercise class in your community. Contact Ginger at Support@parkinsonsresources.org
Libby Libby Kennard joined up in the fall of 2013 in our Eugene office. Libby is a strong advocate and creative problem-solver for those she helps. She has 20 years of experience working in social services much of it with seniors experiencing transitions & chronic disease management. Libby has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University and a Specialty in Holistic Health. Her interest in wellness & holistic health is a good fit for her work with people with chronic conditions. Libby also enjoys promoting healthy lifestyles through evidence-based programs focusing on exercise, fall prevention and self-management. Contact Libby at Libby@parkinsonsresources.org
Melissa Moran Melissa Moran, MPH, joined the PRO team in December 2014 as the Education and Wellness Coordinator. Melissa has a put her background in nutrition and public health to use through various community programs in Oregon. She is especially passionate about health promotion and the holistic approach to the overall well-being of others. Melissa is excited to bring all her experiences to PRO and be a part of the great work being done. Contact Melissa at Melissa@ParkinsonsResources.org
Lauren Tietsort Lauren Tietsort, Development Director, joined PRO in November 2014 with experience in both the public and private sectors and over 15 years of fundraising and event management experience. Her nonprofit background includes Morrison Child & Family Services and Lines for Life. Lauren grew up and went to school in Northern California and has proudly called Portland home for more than 20 years. Lauren comes to us excited to grow our major donor and corporate partnerships while overseeing PRO’s fundraising and marketing programs. Contact Lauren at Lauren@ParkinsonsResources.org


Parkinson's Resources of Oregon is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community members with an interest and passion for serving the Parkinson's disease community.


Ian Smethurst
Board President

Greg Moore
Vice President

Lucien Burke, MD 2nd Vice President

Barney Hyde

Kristin Whitney

Directors at Large:

Greg Chaille
Susan Flad
George Gregores
Hank Grootendorst
Jerry Hulsman
Larry Jacobson
Paul Labby
Ryland Moore
Kay Parr
Joseph Quinn, MD
Richard Rosenbaum, MD
Justin N. Smith
Kelly Sweeney
Peggy Wood


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