Board Member - Kristen Stapleton
Position: Vice President
Why do you volunteer for APDA Massachusetts?
I got involved because my mom has Parkinson’s disease. I wanted to both help the cause and help find a cure.
When did you first join the Board, and what is your role on it?
I joined the board in 2003 and I am a Member-at-Large.
I am a motorcycle enthusiast. I’ve been one since I was old enough to take the driving course. My husband and I both drive Harley Davidson’s. I also own three businesses, one of which does snow plowing.
What do you want to see the APDA MA Chapter accomplish over the next year?
I’ve noticed that people seem to attach a stigma to people with Parkinson’s disease. I would like to see a lot of people become less ashamed by the fact that they have the disease and become more involved with the support side of the Chapter.