Estimated Number of Parkinson's Patients Globally ~ 10,000,000.00

- World Parkinson’s Program Ambassadors -

Andy Butler
Andy Butler

Parkinson’s Disease Advocate

Location: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, UK Bio: I became involved in the Parkinson’s Disease community after my father was diagnosed in 2000. In 2010, I left full time work to become his carer full time as his PD had progressed. While looking after him for a period of about 4 years, I began to connect with people around the world via social media. I also read books and websites connected to PD. After his passing in 2014, I began to meet and connect with all these people and in the process, strive to highlight their cause by raising awareness, fundraising, campaigning, etc. I have created the largest independent PD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Parkinsonspeople/


Dion A. Paul
Dion A. Paul

Year 3 Medical Student at Monash University

Location: Melbourne, Australia Bio: I am currently studying medicine at Monash University, having initially started off at University of Toronto, where I completed my degree in neuroscience and biology. I have been involved with WPP for the past 5 years in several roles ranging from CEO to a member of the student team. As a medical student, I have experience working in teams that have cared for Parkinson's patients. I have come to witness the debilitating impact of this neurodegenerative disease. I am hoping my skills and experience from a medical perspective will intersect with the charitable goals of WPP as we strive towards smashing global barriers in terms of reducing the stigma and raising awareness of PD.


Chad Moir
Chad Moir

Owner/ DopaFit: Parkinson's Movement Center, Exercise Therapist

Location: Massachusetts, USA Bio: Since my mother passed away from complications due to Parkinson’s Disease in 2011, I have made it my life mission to help people with Parkinson’s Disease lead healthy and fulfilling lives. I founded DopaFit, a Movement Center for Parkinson's disease. I currently hold certifications from Delay the Disease, Rock Steady Boxing, PWR! Moves Therapist. Iam also the Chief Fitness Officer for The Art Cart, an organization that spreads smiles and healing through art to people with Parkinson’s Disease.


Shahin Gavanji
Shahin Gavanji

World Peace Ambassador

Title:
1- Chairman of "WAMS National Council of Asia.
2- World Peace Ambassador
3- Chairman WAMS Oncology Research Group of Iran.
4- Young Researchers and Elite Club, Khorasgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorasgan, Isfahan, Iran.
5- Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Advanced Sciences and Technologies, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran.
Location: Isfahan, Iran Bio: I was chosen as the Best Inventor of Iran in 2009 and received the Best Youth symbol from Iran’s President. I also won this prize in 2010. In 2006, I won the gold medal in Croatia World Inventions and the prize of Best Invention IWIS. I have also achieved the gold medal of Invention in Germany in 2006. After my Bachelors, due to my scientific achievements, I entered Esfahan University in the field of Biotechnology and got the highest possible score in my final thesis. I was also selected as the Best Science and Technology Youth by Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran in 2013. Holding managerial and membership positions in many academies and international institutes is one of my achievements. I was selected as the Top Manager of World Academy of Medical Sciences in 2014 and the Top Manager of Asia part in 2018. I was also selected as the Peace Ambassador of International Institution of Peace and Human Rights in 2018. I am now working as part of the editorial boardsof many different journals in various countries.