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!

2024 Board of Directors

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

Karen Amoyal, KA
Rehab Continuum Coordinator, Cota/L
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital

Niki Barr
Project Manager of Digital Team
Catholic Relief Services

Harold Hardinger
RN at Shock Trauma, University of Maryland Hospital, retired

William (Bill ) Cohen
Ace Binding Company
Bill has over 20 years of Ecommerce, Manufacturing, Marketing, SEO, and Leadership experience as a VP at Ace Binding Co., Inc. and as the founder and president of ALL Stitch embroidery Supplies. He started and grew the business into an industry leading online supplier of machine embroiders supplies. He has  experience in project management, manufacturing operations management , social media , outside sales , marketing strategy, logistics management, Management , strategy , human resources and social media marketing.

Martha Kitt Hoffman

Susan B. Kreiss, FAHRMM, CMRP
Susan’s last position before retirement was as a Manager of Contract Administration with Bon Secours Health System. She was a Materials Management Executive with broad experience in multi-hospital facilities and an extensive background in negotiations and contract purchasing and supply chain distribution.

Jessica Monaghan
Operations Director
The Edward Myerberg Center

Clemie Pizzillo
Health and Wellness Professional
Clemie is a health and wellness professional who is currently the director of community engagement with the PMD Alliance. She is passionate about understanding lifestyle factors associated with optimal health in later life. Her strength is taking the lead in developing and implementing sustainable, well-being programs designed to maintain cognitive and physical functioning, enhance creativity, promote self- confidence, encouraging socialization, and fostering community engagement. Her career focus is helping older adults connect, feel empowered and equipped to advocate for their quality of life.

Jonathan Saltzman, Esq.
Jon is a practicing attorney with The Lw Offices of Oren D. Saltzman, LLC. He graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 2016. He was an Associate Editor of the Maryland Law Review, on the Distinguished Dean’s List for three semesters and has successfully defended clients in the matter of personal injury, medical malpractice, long term are, construction defects, fraud, breach of contract and professional liability. He currently focuses on business law, wills and estates, tax and intellectual property and he continues to litigate.

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

Advisory Board

Lynn Berberich
Retired, BrightStar, Owner/President

Barbara Kornblatt                           

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

Paula Rome

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

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Stephen Grill, M.D. Ph. D.
Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University
Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Parkinson
Foundation of the National Capital Area

Justin P. Martello, MD, FAAN
Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Director
Christiana Care Neurology Specialists
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology
Sydney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University

Kelly Mills, MD
Director, Movement Disorders Division
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

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

Lisa Shulman,
Professor of Meurology, Movement Disorders
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Shawn F Smyth, MD
Mower Professional Building at Sinai Hospital

Howard D. Weiss, MD, retired
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
Director of the Parkinsonism and Dementia clinicMedStar Georgetown University Hospital

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