OUR TEAMMeet our Team of Dedicated Professionals
Mr. Hoffheimer formed and led the advocacy effort that resulted in the Congressional Resolution and Presidential Proclamation declaring the 1990s as “The Decade of the Brain.” He founded the National Foundation for Brain Research which provided enhanced visibility for neurological disorders.
Mr. Hoffheimer was asked by the National Parkinson Foundation to serve as its Washington counsel where he became a leader in the lobbying effort to pass the Morris K. Udall Bill, which provided $100,000,000 for research into the cause and cure for Parkinson’s disease.
He was elected President of the Parkinson Foundation for the National Capital Area during which time the foundation raised more than $2 million for medical research. In 2006, Mr. Hoffheimer moved to Sarasota and formed the Parkinson Research Foundation. He continues his lifelong commitment to the Parkinson community by playing an active role as Chairman of the Parkinson Research Foundation.
She is an award-winning journalist and familiar face on Suncoast local news. You watched her as the health and medical journalist on WWSB, ABC7, as producer and host of SNN’s “Local Doctors on Call” and fitness video blogger at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
As a certified fitness instructor with more than 30 years experience, Redmonde created innovative programming including Positive Workout for people with compromised immune systems and Yo!RobicsTM, adopted by New York Governor Mario Cuomo’s Youth Drug Prevention Program, Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services. She has taught internationally and appeared frequently as a fitness expert on New York, Los Angeles, and national TV. Redmonde served for five years as a group exercise coordinator of Manhattan’s West Side Y (The largest Y in the world) where she turned the program into a success. Volunteering most weekends, Redmonde served as a member of New York City’s Mounted Auxiliary Patrol. And, her animal rescue, foster and adoption programs during 911 were chronicled by local and national media.
Earlier this year, Redmonde’s production, Six Degrees of Sarasota debuted at the Sarasota Film Festival and Perennial Film Festival. In her spare time, Redmonde trains with her off-track thoroughbred horse, Patriot.
Redmonde’s mission is to continue to serve people living with Parkinson’s disease, their care partners and families and to raise awareness and funding for Parkinson Place.
As Administrative Director, Lynne oversees the Parkinson Research Foundation Major Donor Program. She manages the daily business operations for both the foundation and Parkinson Place.
Lynne’s enthusiasm and strong interpersonal skills contribute to Parkinson Place’s overall mission to play a positive role in the lives of Parkinson patients, caregivers and the community at large.
In addition to serving as Member Relations Director, Susan is instrumental in professionally designing Parkinson Research Foundation and Parkinson Place education and promotion materials for distribution and online outreach. She received her B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design from the New York Institute of Technology and has spent her entire career in education, business, and the art sectors.
Susan is a seasoned fundraiser committed to those living with the overwhelming challenges of Parkinson’s disease. She is a major asset to Parkinson Place whose mission is to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Susan, her family, and friends have raised more than $100,000 towards fighting for a cure.
Dustin oversees all technical services to include maintaining the ParkinsonPlace.org website. He is responsible for the final design of marketing and collateral materials and offers audio-visual tech support for daily programs and special events at Parkinson Place. Dustin is a professional photographer who has created an extensive library of photographs for the websites as well as beautiful portraits of Parkinson Place members and families.
Dustin manages the Parkinson Place social network outreach to include Facebook and Twitter and takes responsibility for ongoing member and community e-blasts. He maintains the computer network and all peripherals.
Dustin provides a special touch for Parkinson patients visiting Parkinson Place by making himself available to those requiring special help and assistance. He is a valued member of the team.