Staff

Ted Thompson, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer
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Ted brings with him more than 20 years of experience in public policy and government relations. Most recently he was the vice president of federal government relations for the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Prior to that, he was the senior vice president of public policy and mission advancement at the Minnesota chapter of the National MS Society. He also served as legislative counsel and director of federal legislation for the Minnesota Medical Association, focusing on health care reform, data privacy, and medical liability issues. Read more.


Hayley Carpenter
Deputy CEO/Advocacy

Hayley runs PAN’s national grassroots advocacy program, made up of over 100 volunteer grassroots leaders and thousands of e-Advocates 
from across the country. In addition, she plans and organizes PAN’s annual conference, the Forum.  Send Hayley an email.
 
Hayley joined PAN in 2006 as a Program Assistant. In 2008, she became the Director of Outreach, managing PAN’s grassroots advocacy program and the annual Public Policy Forum. She was promoted to her current position in 2012. Prior to joining PAN, she worked at the Campagna Center, a non-profit organization serving the children and families of Alexandria, Virginia. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech.


Emilio Arocho
IT & Web Senior Manager

Emilio manages the day-to-day functioning of PAN's information technology. His duties include design and deployment of web content and other digital communication, as well as hardware and software maintenance. Send Emilio an email.

 
Emilio is a graduate from Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he earned a philosophy degree and a minor in computer science. He is delighted to be working with PAN in combating Parkinson's disease.


Kristina Gawrgy Campbell
Director of Communications

Kristina manages communications for PAN and works closely with the grassroots leaders and Parkinson’s community to help them with their communications needs. Send Kristina an email.

 
Kristina joined PAN in June 2013. Most recently, she was the communications and social media manager at Independent Sector, a national coalition of non-profits, foundations, and corporate giving programs. Kristina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and is working toward a Master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. She is thrilled to be working with the Parkinson’s community.


Michelle Duelley
Manager, Administration and Executive Assistant to the CEO

Michelle assists the PAN CEO and oversees the accounting, administrative, and human resource functions. Send Michelle an email.

 
Michelle comes to PAN with 20 years of administrative experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Political Science. Knowing from personal experience the effects of Parkinson’s disease, Michelle was drawn to PAN’s mission and hard work in support of the Parkinson’s community. 


Jennifer Sheridan, MPP
Director of Policy

Jennifer is responsible for developing and advancing policy issues important to the Parkinson’s community and oversees PAN’s government relations team. Send Jennifer an email.

 
Jennifer joined PAN in July 2012 as the Director of Policy Development. Most recently, she was the Associate Director, Federal Affairs at the Alzheimer’s Association, where she represented the federal policy priorities of the organization before Congress, federal agencies, and community stakeholders. Previously, Jennifer worked at PAN for four years as the Senior Government Relations Manager. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from James Madison University and a Master of Public Policy degree from George Mason University. She is excited to be working with the Parkinson’s community!


Jamie Tucker
Senior Government Relations Manager

Jamie manages policy related issues for the Government Relations team, working closely with Congressional staff, federal agencies, and other government leaders to advance the policy priorities of the Parkinson’s community. Send Jamie an email.

Jamie joined PAN in May 2013 as the Senior Manager of Government Relations. Previously, he was the Associate Director of Government Relations for Independent Sector, where he represented the federal tax, budget, and health care priorities of the broader nonprofit community. Jamie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree from Clemson University and is currently pursuing a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is excited and honored to work with the Parkinson’s community.


Christopher Vance
Director of Development
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Christopher comes to PAN with more than 25 years of experience in development and fundraising, particularly for health-related causes. He has a successful background in revenue generation, donor relations, and stewardship. In addition, Christopher has trained many Board and Chapter members on all aspects of development including direct mail, foundation/corporate outreach, individual donors (including major, monthly, and planned givers), and special events.

Having a personal connection to the disease, Christopher is proud to be part of PAN and the fight against Parkinson’s.


Cheyenne Williams
Grassroots Program Assistant
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Cheyenne joined PAN in May 2013 as the Administrative Assistant, after graduating from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She is honored to be working with the Parkinson’s Action Network and Parkinson’s community.