Our Mission

MAPS provides programs and services that encourage healthy lifestyles for all those affected by Parkinson’s Disease.

Our goals are:

  • To promote self-management of Parkinson’s Disease
  • To raise funds for area wide community programming
  • To encourage healthy lifestyles
  • To develop a support network
  • To provide one stop shopping for services, support, information and education

Maryland Association for Parkinson’s Support, Inc. (MAPS) is a growing grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to providing meaningful programs that will support the entire Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. MAPS will promote the well-being of people with Parkinson’s disease, their families and friends, through support groups, informational resources, exercise programs and related services.  Our website will develop into a “one-stop-shop” as a non-biased central source of information to help the PD community find local resources and support.

This organization has been a dream of many individuals for many years and finally became a reality with official 501(c)(3) status in July of 2014.  MAPS was developed by a diverse board of individuals all with the same vision and includes individuals with PD, PD caregivers, health professionals, and other community members.  We need YOUR support to help us get MAPS moving! We hope you consider joining our effort by donating or contacting us to learn how you can become involved.  Stay tuned for future updates!

2021 Board of Directors

Rona Rosenbaum
Founder, President and Chair of the Board, MAPS

Judy Friedman
Vice President/Executive Director, MAPS
Executive Director, Learning Inc., retired

Andrew Weinberg
Owner, EldersChoice of Maryland, LLC

Lynn Berberich
Retired, Owner/President BrightStar Healthcare of Baltimore City/County

Karen Amoyal, COTA
Coordinator, Outpatient Rehabilitation
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Larry Cohen
Ace Binding Company, Inc.

Martha Kitt Hoffman

Jesse Monaghan
Assistant Program Director- The Edward A. Myerberg Center

Lori Rogers

Michele Wise
Operations Vice President
CareFirst, BCBS

*100% of the MAPS Board of Directors make an annual personal financial contribution to the organization

Advisory Board

Barbara Kornblatt                           

Frank Perez, Ph.D.
National Director, Neurology Medical Science Liaisons, Amneal Pharmaceuticals

Oren D. Saltzman, Attorney at Law
Adelberg, Rudow LLC, Managing Partner

Medical Advisory Board

Alexander Y. Pantelyat, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Director Atypical Parkinson Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Gregory M. Pontone, MD, MHS
Associate Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director Parkinson’s Disease Neuropsychiatry Clinic
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stephen G. Reich, MD
Professor of Neurology
The Frederick Henry Prince Distinguished Professor in Neurology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Liana I Rosenthal, MD
Assistant Professor Department of Neurology
Director, Ataxia Center
Director, Clinical Core of the Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Joseph M Savitt, MD PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Shawn F Smith, MD
Mower Professional Building at Sinai Hospital

Howard D. Weiss, MD
Director of the Parkinson Disease and Movement and Disorder programs at the LifeBridge Health Brain & Spine Institute
Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Medical School and a member of the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology’s Deep Brain Stimulation Team for Movement Disorders
Mower Professional Building at Sinai Hospital

Yasar A. Torres-Yaghi, MD

Dr. Torres-Yaghi has a broad background in clinical research and neurology with specific training and expertise in both Parkinsonism and Dementia, a new and unique combined sub-discipline within the movement and disorder and memory disorders field. He is the director of the Parkinsonism and Dementia clinic at MedStar Georgetown University hospital.

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