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Leadership & Staff

When we find a cure for Parkinson's — and we will — it won't be because of any single person. It will be because of all of us, working together. Meet some of the exceptional individuals whose contributions keep The Michael J. Fox Foundation moving forward.

  • Foundation Staff

    Since opening our doors, our Foundation has brought a distinctive sense of urgency and efficiency to the Parkinson's research landscape. We're always challenging how we can advance research better and faster. Our people are determined, collaborative and smart.

  • Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors advances the mission of The Michael J. Fox Foundation and provides oversight and governance.

  • Founder's Council

    The Founders’ Council was created in 2008 to recognize individuals who have made significant and transformative contributions to our Foundation’s efforts. Council members are involved on an as-needed basis, strategically advising on questions relevant to their areas of expertise.

  • Leadership Council

    Leadership Council members are advisors and ambassadors to the Foundation. They provide leadership, financial support and strategic insight about how we can more effectively advance progress toward a cure. 

  • Patient Council

    The Patient Council, which was established in 2009 as a formal channel to get input from PD patients and the broader Parkinson's community and advises the Foundation on many fronts.

  • Public Policy Council

    The Public Policy Council comprises government experts who provide guidance and advice on policy strategies. Council members have been active in the field of government and several have held public office or worked for elected officials.

  • Scientific Advisory Board

    The Scientific Advisory Board is a rotating committee of thought leaders who provide regular guidance and direction to staff on our overall research strategy.

Michael J. Fox in blue sweater posing for the camera.

Patients First

Our Foundation exists for one reason: to speed breakthroughs patients can feel in their everyday lives.

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