Our staff members and consultants do what ever it takes to beat Parkinson’s.
David B. Wheeler | Executive Director
David’s family has been personally touched by Parkinson’s disease, which provides the drive to make a real difference for those living with the illness.
Previously, David was president of Wheeler Consultants, where he worked with nonprofit organizations and churches to strengthen annual giving, conduct capital campaigns, develop strategic plans and new programming, increase outreach and raise public visibility. He served on the Duluth City Council for three and half years and was recently re-elected to Minneapolis Board of Estimate and Taxation, where he serves as President.
In addition to 30 years of involvement with Rotary, David has organized and led tours and mission groups to the United Kingdom, Palestine/Israel and Greece, Costa Rica, Russia, and India.
Barb Green | Office Administrator, Events Coordinator
Barb Green is the Office Administrator and Events Coordinator for the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota. Prior to this role, Barb served on the organization’s board. Over the years, she served as president and secretary of the board, co-chair of many events and all around historian for the organization. She began volunteering for Parkinson’s events nearly 20 years ago after her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. In Barb’s current role, she continues to serve as co-chair of Moving Day Twin Cities, a walk for Parkinson’s which continues to be NPFM’s largest annual fund raiser.
Ann Garrity | Communications
A media relations expert, Ann Garrity has more than twenty years of experience preparing clients for national media attention with outlets such as The Today Show, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The New York Times. From 1994 to 2007, Garrity served as president of The Garrity Group, Inc., a public relations and marketing boutique which specialized indeveloping media relations and marketing programs for clients such as Best Buy and Boston Scientific.
Chosen by The Business Journal as a top Minnesota business leader in its annual “Forty Under Forty” issue, Garrity offers her talents to various charitable organizations and has served as the former chairperson of the Bolder Options Board of Directors.
A resident of the Twin Cities metro, Garrity graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in English and Education.