ABOUT US

Our Story

Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks is a non-profit organization based out of Springfield, Missouri. The organization was founded in 1999 by Mel DeVries with a mission to educate, support research, and improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson's.

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MEET THE TEAM

Board of Directors

Our board of directors come from a variety of backgrounds, including medical, financial, education, legal, and wellness. Each member brings a unique set of skills that helps our organization achieve its mission.

 
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JUSTIN MILAM

President

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PAT AUSTON

Vice President

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DON SMILLIE

Treasurer

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BECKY BROWN

Board Member

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JULIE CRAVEY-CASSITY

Board Member

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SHAUNA SMITH-YATES

Board Member

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SHAWNA TINDALL

Board Member

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MELISSA MILLER YOUNG

Board Member

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JOANNE BOURBON

Board Member

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DAWN DAVIS

Board Member

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KATHERINE DOUGLAS-JOHNSON

Board Member

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TRICIA HOLT

Board Member

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DR. KENNETH SHARLIN

Advisory Member

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LISA POTTHOFF

Advisory Member

HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERS

HARRY BECKETT

MEL DEVRIES

DAVID HUFF

MARK D. MCLEAN

DICK SMITH

CHARLENE STADE

 

SUPPORT STAFF

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CASSI LOCKE

Executive Assistant