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.
For over two decades PGO has worked tirelessly to help people with Parkinson’s Disease. PGO and its supporters provided the vision to establish the first clinic for Parkinson’s patients known as Parkinson’s Clinic of the Ozarks in 2001. In 2015 the clinic moved to the West tower at Cox Medical Center South becoming part of the Jared Neuroscience Center. Through ongoing community collaborations, classes and education offered, PGO provides access to programs and services for the welfare of Parkinsonians, their care partners, families, and friends.
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.
MELISSA MILLER YOUNG
DR. KENNETH SHARLIN
HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERS
MARK D. MCLEAN