Parkinson & Movement Disorder (PMD) Alliance Announces New Executive C-Suite for Leadership Team



DATE: March 11, 2022
CONTACT: Debbie Rich, PMD Alliance Director, Community Development 800-256-0966 or

As PMD Alliance strategically grows to meet the needs of the entire Movement Disorder Care & Support Ecosystem© that surrounds each person with a movement disorder, including our collaborative efforts to expand and empower our medical network, the Board of Directors has decided to transition our leadership team to c-suite roles.

This transition marks a new stage in PMD Alliance’s maturity and is a conscious demonstration of our shared leadership and collaboration.

In tandem with this move to a professional c-suite, Andrea Merriam, formerly our Executive Vice President, has stepped in as acting CEO. Andrea’s expertise, clear vision, and ability to embrace innovation make her well-equipped to direct PMD Alliance through this growth moment. Founding CEO Sarah Jones believes firmly she has left the organization in capable hands as she temporarily steps back for a medical leave, which will give her the time she needs to convalesce and return ready to dive into our exciting lineup of programs and conferences, including Advanced Therapeutics in Movement and Related Disorders (ATMRD) Congress, a cutting-edge, first-of-its-kind congress for movement disorder health professionals in Washington, D.C., in June 2022.

Lauren Schroeder, MPH, Board Chair and a founding member of PMD Alliance, said, “It’s exciting to watch the organization grow in its strategic direction. Under Sarah’s capable leadership, we have gathered a team of thought partners and strategists. Now, we will continue our innovative growth and leadership in the movement disorder space.”

Meet Our C-Suite Team:

  • Sarah Jones, MPA, MS, CEO
  • Andrea Merriam, Acting CEO
  • Rebecca Korduner, Chief Operations Officer
  • Anissa Mitchell, LCSW, Chief Program Officer
  • Maureen Simmons, MA, CFRE, Chief Advancement Officer

About Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance)

Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance is an independent, national 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for people to learn, live life more fully, and spark meaningful connections around them. PMD Alliance serves people across the United States and is not affiliated with any medical practice or institution. PMD Alliance is committed to keeping our community safe and healthy. Visit to learn more.

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