MDFA is foundation that aims at assisting patients pursue wellness while living with movement disorders such as neurogenic Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia, Huntington’s Disease, essential tremor, spasticity, and other movement disorders.  As foundation we  provide patients and their caregivers free educational programs to stay informed and up to date on the latest therapy and management options, including novel pharmacotherapy, botulinum toxin injections, and deep brain stimulation.  Our education programs help us reach over 1000 people on our distribution list that are touched by movement disorders.


Board Member

Jess Villanueva, M.D.

Director

Jess has over twenty years of experience as a physician. 

Jess received a Doctor of Medicine, Surgery degree from De La Salle University in Dasmariñas City, Cavite, Philippines and a degree in Internal Medicine from Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Darby Pennsylvania.

Board Member

Bill Rush

Director

In 1999, Bill ended a distinguished newspaper career as publisher and CEO at The New Haven Register, Connecticut’s second largest daily newspaper.  At the time, he was serving as President of the Connecticut Daily Newspaper Association. During his tenure at New Haven, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President for The Journal-Register Co. a group of 15 dailies and 55 weekly newspapers in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Missouri.  Also, active in the American Newspaper Association, He was a member of its technical committee which was guiding the newspaper business into the computer age. 

Active in community affairs, Bill has served on numerous local boards and committees.

Bill has a BA degree from The Ohio State University School of Journalism.

Board Member

Tim Windle

Secretary / Treasurer

Tim has over 30 years of experience addressing a broad range of legal needs of a group of international transportation and logistics companies.  In the last 14 years of his employment, he served as Vice President & General Counsel, Americas, with responsibility for the legal affairs of the group’s business units and functional groups (such as finance and human resources) in the Americas region, including serving as Secretary of these companies.  He managed a Legal Department consisting of as many as six attorneys and three support staff.

Tim has been a trustee of a number of multi-employer pension and benefit plans and served as a director of an independent, not-for-profit association focused on international trade.

Tim has degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (BA) and UCLA School of Law (JD).  He is a member of the State Bar of California.

Board Member

Cindy Holliday

Vice President

Cindy is a certified Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Program (PWR!Moves) instructor, and, most recently has developed and instituted the unique ConunDrum Program, designed specifically to minimize and ameliorate the myriad symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.  The ConunDrum of Parkinson’s® Yoga Exercise Program is available both in a class setting, as well as through customized private sessions, conducted in the client’s home.

Cindy was also the founder, owner and lead Yoga instructor at TruFit Studios for 15 years, and taught the Senior Exercise Programs (Silver Sneaker’s and Silver-And-Fit).  Earlier in her career, she was the Fitness Instructor at one of Arizona’s most prestigious retirement resorts.

Board Member

Julie Sievert

President

Julie brings over twenty-five years of management experience working within Fortune 500 companies.

For twenty years, Julie worked for American Express in several facets of call center management, including at the Director level.  Prior to that she worked in management in both Marriott and Sheraton hotels.

Julie holds an MBA degree from Arizona State University and a BS from the University of Houston.