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bridging the gap between medical care and wellness.

Who We Are

When Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon was founded in 1980, the principles of peer support and the power of information were key to the mission, placing the client and client needs at the center of all interactions. Over the years, this community we serve has benefited immensely by the labors of dedicated volunteers and the partnerships of clinicians, researchers and service providers along the way.

PRO serves the residents of both Oregon and southern Washington from our offices in Beaverton, Eugene and Bend. What started as a single support group in 1980 has grown and flourished as visionary volunteers and instrumental philanthropists helped set direction and strategy to provide for the needs of thousands of individuals living with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

We are governed by a volunteer board of directors and more than two hundred additional volunteers are active with our support groups, program planning, committee work, and office support.

Volunteer Board of Directors

Justin N. Smith, Chair 

Laurie Ayers Pino, Secretary

David de Fiebre, Treasurer

Kristin Whitney, 1st Vice Chair

Scott Philips, 2nd Vice Chair

Kelly Sweeney, Immediate Past Chair

Elise Anderson, MD

Todd Bauman

Melody Boyce

Larry Bradley

Jerry Hulsman

Barney Hyde

George Lee

Chad Naganumo

Joseph Quinn, MD

Ann Usher

Mission

To empower individuals to meet the challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease through information, education, personal support and advocacy for a cure.

Vision

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon is a leader in delivering relevant, accessible, quality programs and services to enhance the lives of individuals managing the consequences of Parkinson’s Disease.

Values

We believe that a positive and caring attitude and respect for the individual is essential in every thing we do; we strive for excellence in the programs we deliver; and we will actively collaborate with other organizations that make a positive difference in the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s disease.

WE ARE HIRING!

Supporting people with Parkinson’s disease and their families through times of adaptation, transition, and crisis is core to the work we do here in Oregon and SW Washington. 

We are hiring a Social Worker to continue this work providing counseling and case management services, supporting local neurology clinics, and serving as a resource on our Program Team.

We also have an opening on our Program Team for a Coordinator to work directly with our vibrant network of peer facilitated support groups. In this role you will provide the coordination, training and encouragement for these volunteers as they make lasting change in their respective communities.

Financial Overview

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon values every contribution, large or small. We keep a sharp eye on expenses, and work to stretch every dollar to maximize the benefit back to the community. We understand that your every dollar counts and you have choices where you invest your philanthropic resources. Under the leadership of our board of directors, PRO undergoes an independent annual review of our finances. Copies of our most recent IRS 990 filing and reviewed financial statements are available by clicking the links below. Should you have questions or require more information please contact Holly Chaimov, Executive Director.

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon is a 501(c)3 organization. Our Tax ID # is 93-0905013. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

In the Community

See What's Happening

Parkinson’s Resources’ Executive Director, Holly Chaimov, recently participated in a round-table discussion convened by the Portland Business Journal and Cambia Health Solutions. View interviews by Holly and other local thought leaders on issues of importance to family caregivers in the special digital edition, Caregiving in Today’s Workforce.

In the Community

See what's happening

Parkinson’s Resources’ Executive Director, Holly Chaimov, recently participated in a round-table discussion convened by the Portland Business Journal and Cambia Health Solutions. View interviews by Holly and other local thought leaders on issues of importance to family caregivers in the special digital edition, Caregiving in Today’s Workforce.