About Parkinson Foundation of Western PA

Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania Board of Directors

The Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania Board of Officers, Directors and Advisory Directors.


Michael Steven Wertz, President

CEO/Owner, Apple Box Studios

Josiah Hoffman, LUTCF, Treasurer

Investor Advisor Services, Hefren Tillotson

Jamie Heagy, Vice President

Vice President, Risk & Compliance, BNY Mellon

Jennifer Rose, Esq., Secretary

Attorney, Julian Gray Associates

Donald Whiting, MD, Vice President

Chair, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Health Network Co-Director, Division of Functional Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Spine Bio-Mechanics Lab



Edwin H. Beachler III, Esq.

Partner, Caroselli, Beachler, & Coleman, LLC

David L. Harnish, Esq.

Attorney-at-Law, D. L. Harnish & Associates, LLC

Jesse J. Bowman

Financial Advisor, New York Life

Frank V. Cahouet

Retired, BNY Mellon

Keith Smith

Retired, BNY Mellon

Drew Keys

VP Patient Relations, Allegheny Health Network

Meghan Taggart

Therapy Specialist, Medtronic

Kelli J. McKee

Senior Director of Development, Westminster College

Timothy Leichliter, MD

Physician, Allegheny Health Network

Katelyn Sives

Master of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Medical Advisory Committee

Susan M. Baser, MD

Medical Director of Spasticity and Movement Disorder, West Penn Allegheny Healthy System

Sarah Berman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology & Principal Investigator, University of Pittsburgh

Advisory Directors

Thomas Pandaleon, Esq.

Attorney-at-Law, Private Practice

Richard Beyer

Chairman Emeritus


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We are committed to providing the public with the most up-to-date information available on Parkinson's disease, its causes, treatments, and opportunities for optimal health.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups share information and offer mutual support. Group members are often the sounding board in talking out fears, concerns, or set backs and celebrating victories along the way.

Pittsburgh Marathon

PGP Awards

Rock Steady