Board Member - Laurie Pant
Position: Member at Large
Why do you volunteer for APDA Massachusetts?
As a retired professor, I now have the time to devote to issues relevant to the PD community. And having been diagnosed in 1994, I am pleased to be able to pay back a little to the APDA here in Massachusetts, which has done so much for many of us.
When did you first join the Board, and what is your role on it?
Actually, this is my second time on the Board. I was one of the members (along with Vlad) when the Board was first instituted. When my work responsibilities expanded, I had to step down from the Board, so I am glad to be back. In both times, my role has been as a Member at Large.
Two years ago, I jet-skied for the first time. It was in the Bahamas and I was at the end of a long line of young folk. But Raoul, who was assigned to get me back whole, did his job - except for one thing: there are no pictures!
What do you want to see the APDA MA Chapter accomplish over the next year?
As a newcomer, I hope to help the members who are working on different areas of the Board's initiatives. My career as an accounting faculty makes me helpful on the financial side. In any case, I am delighted to offer my services.