Our staff members and consultants do what ever it takes to beat Parkinson’s.

Julie Steen | Executive Director

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Julie Steen is the Executive Director for the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota. After spending over 30 years in the world of marketing and business development, she decided to act upon her true passion for healthcare and helping others. Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 12.49.16 PM

She has a personal connection to Parkinson’s disease and has found a truly rewarding position in helping those living with the disease.

“It is such an honor to be working with NPFM,” says Steen. “It is great to help people live better, longer lives through better care and research. I love knowing that in this position I am able to really make a difference.”

Barb Green | Office Manager, Grant Administrator

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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.

Erin McGee | Parkinson Friendly Community Manager

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Erin McGee will be working with communities throughout Minnesota and surrounding areas to build a Parkinson friendly environment to help those living with Parkinson disease live better.

Erin comes to this position from the Capistrant Center for Parkinson’s disease where she served as a Recreation Therapist and most recently as the Outreach Coordinator.  She enjoys providing compassiHarrison. 6 months. 6/7/15onate care to the community building Parkinson’s awareness and organizing educational events across the state.

Erin has received the National Parkinson Foundation Parkinson’s Superstar Award, the Capistrant Center Enright Award for outstanding service to the Parkinson’s Community and 4 HealthEast Shining Star Awards for outstanding patient service and care.

“Through NPFM I hope to reach more people living with Parkinson’s and provide resources to help improve their quality of life. I’m passionate about helping others find ways to keep moving and living!” – Erin McGee

Emily Capistrant | Communication Intern

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 Emily works on all things Communication at the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota. Her Grandpa is living with Parkinson’s disease and it has truly inspired her to help however she can.

Along with attending the University of Minnesota, she is also working hard to gain real world experience. Emily is the contact point for all media inquiries and manages all social media and website pages. NPFM has become a family affair, and she is so happy to be able to support the PD community.

“Here at NPFM I am able to help people and learn more every day. I love being a part of something bigger than myself.”