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Parkinson's In Motion

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in London, Kentucky aimed at providing support and resources to those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease in Eastern Kentucky & the Appalachian region.

Our passion is to reach, inform, and connect individuals touched by Parkinson’s Disease with tools and resources for self-help and improvement to enhance quality of life.

We strive to provide a support network for families and advocates.

Moving For Change - Reforming Body, Mind and Community.

Parkinson's In Motion Mission / Vision Statement
Meet Our Executive Director

Jane Rice Williams, Esq.

Jane Rice Williams served as an Administrative Law Judge with the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims from July of 2012 until July of 2020.  She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky and Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase College of Law.  She was admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in October of 1995 and is a member of the Kentucky and Laurel County Bar Associations. She was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in March of 2017. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary and was inducted into the NAWCJ Hall of Fame in August 2022.

Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2016, Jane organized in 2018 what is now PIM. She works determinedly to reach and motivate PWP, particularly focusing on the isolated and underserved areas in eastern and southern Kentucky where Parkinson’s often goes undiagnosed, and patients are rarely directed toward self-help.  Believing happiness and optimism are choices in life – not situational – Jane strives to provide the tools for physical, mental and social well being.   

Jane is deeply and humbly grateful to the friends and individually skilled associates who have readily provided expertise and hard work – Thanks for always saying “Yes” building this organization that transforms lives of those whose lives are touched by PD.

Meet Our

Board of Directors

Melissa Conn

CPA

Melissa is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Kentucky Paralegal.  She worked at Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, a Community Development Financial Institution, for more than twenty years.  She also served as an Associate with Meritus Ventures, LP, a Rural Business Investment Company.  Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Morehead State University, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Science from Eastern Kentucky University.

Eric Evans, Board of Directors

Eric Evans

CFO

Eric is a graduate of Corbin High School.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky in 1995. He is also an alumni of the prestigious Leadership Tri-County development program.  Eric helped found Revolution Physical Therapy in 2019, he is an owner and also serves at the company’s CFO.  He has an extensive history in corporate accounting, medical billing, and human resources.  His skills are vital to the day to day operations of the company.

Janet Greene, Board of Directors

Janet Greene

Healthcare Liason

Janet has served as a health care professional in business development, clinical trial recruitment, mental and behavioral health needs and patient advocacy for the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Signet Health and Strive Health for more than 10 years. She has served the Parkinson’s community since her diagnosis in April, 2010 through empowering patients and caregivers to take an active role in their wellness. Janet has served as a patient liaison, guest speaker and frequent guest on statewide television and radio stations with a message of hope and strategies for delaying the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

Mike Allison

Insurance Agent, Retired

Mike retired from the insurance business in Harlan after 47 years and has been involved in a myriad of volunteer efforts related to health care and many natural land preservation projects. He has divided his time since retirement between the mountains of Appalachia and the ecology of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, living with and giving tours of the wild horses of Corolla. He has a passion for the mission of Parkinson’s in Motion after being a caregiver and advocate for his father, who had Parkinson’s.

LeAnn W. Jones

MBA

LeAnn works at Baptist Health Corbin where she serves as Executive Director of Oncology Services, providing leadership and supervision for overall operations of the comprehensive cancer program. She is an entrepreneurial executive with more than 25 years of experience managing operations and market development for start-up and established organizations.

Jones holds a BA from Union College and an MBA from the University of the Cumberlands.

Christy Shannon

Attorney

Christy Shannon received her BBA from Lambuth University and her MBA from the University of Tennessee.  She received her Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. Christy spent several years in the corporate realm working for large multinational companies.  She is admitted to the Kentucky Bar and to the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Christy focuses her practice on employment law, personal injury, estate administration, and worker’s compensation.

Dana Dunn

PT, DPT / Clinical Liason

Dana Dunn, PT, DPT is a Physical Therapist and Clinical Practice Liaison with Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. She is a 1999 graduate of UK’s Physical Therapy program and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008. Dana practiced Physical Therapy in the outpatient neuro setting for 23 years. Her passion for neuro physical therapy and clinical education led her to her current role as a Clinical Practice Liaison for Ipsen. As a CPL, she plays a vital role in bridging the gap between healthcare professionals, researchers and Ipsen, by disseminating accurate scientific and clinical information for spasticity management and fostering collaboration. Dana also serves as a guest lecturer for UK’s Physical Therapy program.

Emily Valentine

DPT

Emily, originally from Somerset, KY, lives in London, KY.  She and her husband Eddie, have 5 children and spend much of their “down time” watching elementary, middle school and high school sporting events.

Emily earned her Bachelor of Health Science and her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.   She works as a dedicated physical therapist at Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center in Mt. Vernon, KY. 

Beth Bryant

Insurance Agent
Beth Bryant has worked in the insurance industry for over 10 years and has a strong background in marketing and sales. Currently she works for a local insurance agency as their office manager/agent. Beth has a degree in Business Administration and Financial Advising along with her insurance license in Property and Casualty. After getting an invitation to join in during a Parkinson’s in Motion meeting she has never stopped participating. Although she has no direct ties to Parkinson’s Disease, after seeing the need the community and Southeastern Kentucky has for education and awareness her mission was clear. Spread the word, share the knowledge, and participate in the mission of Parkinson’s in Motion.

Anthony Ortega

Network Engineer

Bio Coming Soon!

“Parkinson’s in Motion (PIM) provides a network of support and the tools to promote a healthy, active lifestyle for PWP, resulting in independence. By encouraging movement, PIM motivates People with Parkinson’s to retain a fullness of life that comes with enhanced private and social engagement."
Eddie Valentine, PT, DPT, COMT, Cert. MDT.
doctor of physical therapy and founder at revolution pT
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Frequently Asked Questions

Parkinson's In Motion is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in London, Kentucky aimed at providing support and resources to those impacted by Parkinson’s Disease in Eastern Kentucky & Appalachia.

Yes, we meet on a regular basis at Revolution Physical Therapy in London, Kentucky where we have featured speakers and other programs. Be sure to check our events page for upcoming meetings and other events.

One of the best ways to get involved is to make a donation so we can continue to plan events/meetings, offer educational opportunities and advocate on behalf of PD patients. You can make a donation directly through our website.

If you would like to volunteer or get involved in some other way, please contact us. We would love to hear from you!