BULLETIN BOARD

MAPS Names Three New Board Members

The Maryland Association for Parkinson Support (MAPS) is proud to announce the addition of three new board members for 2022.

Reta Davis is a well-known community member and a very active and sought-after volunteer.  She is the consummate volunteer and fund-raiser.  Reta owned and worked in the family business for many years –The Pimlico Hotel, where she oversaw all the event planning and coordination of the many weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, anniversary, and sweet 16 events held there.  Over the years, she has served on many boards, including Levindale, Sinai Hospital, Oheb Shalom’s Teen Advisory Board, The Edward A. Myerberg Board, Learning Inc., and The American Heart Association, Maryland Affiliate.

Nicole (Niki) Barr is an Executive leader with hands-on experience building teams and managing complex and innovative projects for successful nonprofits.  Niki brings exceptional marketing skills and a creative entrepreneurial spirit to the MAPS board.  Niki has been the Center Director for the Edward A. Myerberg Center and currently serves as the Project Manager for Catholic Relief Services’ MarCom Digital Team.

Bryan Lawson is a marketing and business development executive who has helped nonprofits increase their exposure in the business community by promoting stories that represent the impact they have on the community.  Bryan has successfully developed and executed programs that create more ways for businesses to partner and support nonprofits.

 

Said Judy Friedman, Vice President/Executive Director of MAPS, “The addition of Reta, Niki, and Bryan to the MAPS board adds key skills and perspectives that will improve and enhance the board’s work.  The board members and I are excited about the new opportunities the new members bring to MAPS.”

About MAPS

Maryland Association for Parkinson’s Support, Inc. (MAPS) is a growing grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to providing programs and services that encourage healthy lifestyles for all those affected by Parkinson’s disease.  MAPS promotes the well-being of people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and friends through support groups, informational resources, exercise programs, and related services at no cost.  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.  To view the other outstanding MAPS board members, click here.  

The MAPS reopening policy for in-person classes

In order for in-person classes to begin meeting in October 2021 the MAPS Board of Directors has adopted the following policy effective 9.13.21 (already passed).The Maryland Association forParkinson Support (MAPS) knows that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present an unprecedented challenge. The virus is highly contagious and potentially deadly particularly with people who have a compromised immunity system. The best way to prevent infection and from spreading the disease is by being vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and effective. In order to protect the health and safety of all participants in any MAPS sponsored program all participants are required to be fully vaccinated before participating in any in-person gatherings and are required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of the in-person program. All participants in any MAPS sponsored program will also be required to wear masks during the in-person program. In order for in-person classes to begin meeting in October 2021 the MAPS Board of Directors has adopted the following policy effective 9.13.21. The Maryland Association forParkinson Support (MAPS) knows that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present an unprecedented challenge. The virus is highly contagious and potentially deadly particularly with people who have a compromised immunity system. The best way to prevent infection and from spreading the disease is by being vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccines have proven to be safe and effective. In order to protect the health and safety of all participants in any MAPS sponsored program all participants are required to be fully vaccinated before participating in any in-person gatherings and are required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of the in-person program. All participants in any MAPS sponsored program will also be required to wear masks during the in-person program. The information forms will be treated as confidential.

Additional Reopening Information

MAPS recommendations for reopening are in the document below

Click Here for recommendations

Disclaimer

The MAPS website is designed to provide information to the public and is not intended to offer medical advice about specific problems or issues. The information provided on this website is for convenience only and is not an endorsement of any company, product or service.

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