Independent Parkinson’s Network

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By working together as a network of independent Parkinson’s organizations, we can leverage our collective resources, knowledge, and expertise to achieve greater impact.

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Supporting those that Support Others

The Independent Parkinson’s Network is a membership organization of organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.

Through our shared vision and collective efforts, this network of organizations is making a significant difference in the lives of those impacted by this debilitating condition.

You Don't have to be Alone

Benefits of Membership

Proven Experience

Many of our members are long time leaders in their communities.

Member Network

You will have a network of people to rely on for support and advice.


Learn what tools our members use to manage their organizations.


Learn about new approaches to serving the Parkinson's community.

Crisis Management

Handling Covid and other unexpected emergencies.

News Network

We share news among our members, be in the know!


from the Chairperson

Bibby Bailey, CEO

 Parkinson Association of Alabama

Welcome to the Independent Parkinson’s Network (IPN)!

Each member of the Independent Parkinson’s Network (IPN) provides local services to their regions. Our unique model of independent regional members collaborates to share ideas, resources, and experiences to make each of us stronger and more productive in our regions.

The current 12 IPN organizations represent about 40% of the people in the US diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. IPN’s commitment to mentoring smaller organizations reflects a strong sense of community and our dedication to expanding support networks for Parkinson’s patients nationwide. IPN wants to help strengthen and empower new members who meet our membership criteria.

Unlike other national organizations serving the Parkinson’s community, IPN is the only organization of its kind in the US. We are not a national organization, but rather a consortium of independent parties providing “boots on the ground” and locally funded services to the Parkinson’s community focusing on education, support, and exercise.

Please feel free to reach out to me or any of our CEOs to learn more about services in your region. Together, we will work to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease in our communities until such a time that a cure is found.

Bibby Bailey, CEO, Parkinson Association of Alabama on behalf of:

Leisha Phipps, CEO, Dallas Area Parkinson Society 

Kathleen Crist, CEO, Houston Area Parkinson Society 

Kristin Rossi, CEO, Michigan Parkinson Foundation 

Virgil Sweeney, CEO, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation 

Ann Marie Worman, CEO, Parkinson Association of the Carolinas 

Jodi Brown, CEO, Parkinson Association of the Rockies 

Chris Buscher, CEO, Parkinson’s Association of San Diego 

Bruce McIntyre, CEO and IPN Vice Chair, Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma 

Holly Chaimov, CEO of Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon 

Jo Bidwell, CEO, Southwest Parkinson Society

Christine Haythorn, CEO, Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania

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