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MPF Board of Directors

Officers of the Board of Directors

Jeff Laethem, Chairman Board of Directors

Jeff Laethem
Chairman, Board of Directors
President, Ray Laethem Motors, Grosse Pointe/Detroit

Dr. Paul Cullis, President Board of Directors

Paul A. Cullis, M.D., F.A.A.N.

President, Board of Directors
Chief of Neurology, Ascension Health Michigan
Associate Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Michigan Neurology Institute


Lawrence Millman

Brian True
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Principal, Lee & Associates Real Estate, Royal Oak

Lawrence Millman

Lawrence Millman, CPA
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Chairman, Finance Committee
Principal, Grant, Millman and Johnson, P.C., Novi

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Edwin George, M.D., Ph.D.
Immediate Past Chair
Board of Directors
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Harper University Hospital and the John D. Dingell Veterans Administration Hospital in Detroit and is Director of the Movement Disorders Center at Wayne State University and the John D. Dingell Veterans Administration Hospital; MPF Professional Advisory Board


Peter A LeWitt

Peter A. Lewitt, M.D.
Chairman, Professional Advisory Board
Director of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Program, Henry Ford Hospital
Movement Disorder Specialist, Henry Ford Hospital
Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine



Members of the Board of Directors

Jeffrey Appel, Esq
Attorney, Private Practice, Southfield

Barbara Barrel
Vice President of Operations, American House, Senior Living Communities

Carole Briggs, RN
Support Group Liaison to Board, West/Southern MI Region
Assessment Nurse, disAbility Connection, Jackson Facilitator, Jackson Parkinson Support Group

David Floore
Owner, Lance Tools, Inc., Madison Heights

Gary Gavin
Vice President Key & Large Group Sales
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Deanna Hatmaker, MSA
Managing Director
Midwest People Development, Livonia, MI

Suzanne Holguin, RN
Support Group Liaison to the Board, Northern Michigan and Upper Peninsula
Assessment Nurse, Friendship Center, Petoskey

Jeanne Merchant 
President/Owner Home Instead of Southwest Oakland County, MI

Sara Schimke, Esq.
Attorney, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices

Jason M. Schwalb, M.D., FAANS, FACS
Surgical Director, Movement Disorder & Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers
Henry Ford Medical Group
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Wayne State University
President, Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative

Richard Winkelman
Director of Community Operations at AJR Communities


Past Chairmen

  • Thomas A. Cracchiolo, Founding Chairman
  • John A. Boll, Sr.
  • Leonard S. Borman
  • Kathleen Damian, Esq.
  • Jay M. Gorell, M.D.
  • Frederic L. Marblestone
  • Kenneth G. Meade
  • Lee R. Miskowski
  • Robert Richard, PhD
  • Ronald Sollish, Esq.
  • Edwin George, M.D., PhD

In Memoriam

Founding President
Raymond B. Bauer, M.D.


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Bingham Farms, MI 48025

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World Parkinson Coalition

Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations

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